Sunday, December 20, 2009

Christmas Letter

This is the Christmas card and letter we sent out this year. The family photo was taken by my sweet friend Monica (

Dear family and friends,

Hurray, it’s Christmas! Jen, Thomas (6), Nicholas (4), Estella (2) and I are still enjoying life in Grand Junction, CO. If you don’t already live here, you are welcome. Jen’s been studious about her photography and I’ve been studious getting my MBA from Mesa College. We enjoy the process of learning and the prospect of putting the knowledge to good use where we can. Thomas started Kindergarten at Appleton Elementary and rides the bus every morning. Nicholas is part of a rotating preschool, and we are starting to see Estella’s feminine differences from the boys.

2009 in some respects has been a rough year for us, but we have felt Heavenly Father’s guidance and are enjoying life. We have felt closer to each other and to friends and feel that these relationships are the most important and have provided a great source of happiness. Thank you for your kindness.

It’s comforting to know that my family is always with me and on my side. Essie says things like “luh-boo daddy,” and “read this book a me?” and rubs my face and says “scratchy.” Nicholas wakes us up in the morning saying “can I snuggle with you?” and when I tell Thomas he’s a good son (which he is) he tells me “you’re a good dad.” Jen encourages and supports everyone, keeping things fun, I love her. We wish you a merry Christmas, and a happy 2010.


Jackson, Jen, Thomas, Nicholas, and Estella

Monday, December 14, 2009


This year we celebrated Thanksgiving at Jackson's parent's house here in Grand Junction. It was a lot of fun. Michelle (Jackson's mom) had gingerbread houses for everyone to decorate after dinner. I was amazed at the self control Thomas and Nicholas showed. They definitely put more candy on their houses than in their mouths. Estella, on the other hand, did not.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

We are still here!

I can't believe it has been so long since I have posted anything! We are all happy and healthy and loving the Christmas bustle. I have lots of pictures to share. Here is one for now :)