Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas One and All




Keena (9) greatly anticipated getting her ears pierced this year. She has enjoyed wearing her mom’s earrings and saving to buy her own. She had three piano performances and one jazz dance performance. She loves to read, be creative, make videos, play with her sisters, help her mom, babysit and work on her Faith in God. She entered Reflections at school. The theme was “Together we can…”. She did a video on “Together we can spread the word to end the word.” She took second place at her school and second place at district. We are so grateful for her willingness to always help out and be an example to others!

EC (7) takes ballet and was in Coppelia for her performance this year. She started piano lessons and has had two performances this year. She loves having one on one time with each of her family members, enjoys school, playing with her sisters and friends and doing experiments. She entered Reflections at school and did a video on “Together we can be more alike than different.” She received first place at her school and second place at district. We are so grateful for her love, smiles and hugs!

Austin continues to watch over us and bless our lives in many ways.

Alea (4 months) has added great joy to our family. She is continuing to grow and develop well. At her doctor’s appointment on the 15th of December she was 24.5 inches long and weighed almost 13 pounds. She is on ¼ liter of oxygen at night and off oxygen during the day. We are grateful for her happy nature. She is very patient and loving!

Chris continues to work at Novell as a Business Analyst. He enjoys his job. He has 6 months left of school and then will have a one year internship. It has been a great learning experience for him. He kept very busy this summer with the many projects he added to our yard. He enjoys playing with his kids, BYU football, cooking, extracurricular sports and being with his wife. We are so grateful for the many creative ways he helps us to have fun!

Jodi - I enjoy every minute with my family! I feel like I have learned so much over the last few years and am doing my best to simplify and learn to be a better mom and wife every day. I have a strong testimony of the gospel and am so grateful for my Savior, Jesus Christ! He brings joy and peace to my life! The Lord blesses me every day, and I feel His love! I hope you all are able to recognize His hand in your lives. He lives and is full of grace and goodness! I feel truly blessed to know Him!

Our family was able to go to visit Chris’s sister in Nevada in February, go to Disneyland in April for spring break and go to a  Family Reunion in Idaho and a Family Reunion in St. George, Utah. We had many wonderful memories together!

We are so grateful for your love and support! We hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



  1. What a Beautiful bunch of girls you have there!! Merry Christmas from my family to yours!

  2. Chris and Jodi, I absolutely love the Christmas picture and letter. Your family is amazing and you can see the love you have for one another beaming from all of your girls faces. We miss you guys tons and wish you the best for the New Year and hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
    Love, Jared and Kelli