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


Monica Hudson said...

Love the card! You are quite the designer, my dear - nice job! Love you guys and hope you have a wonderful Christmas! xoxo

Smitty n' Chelle said...

Love the picture, that is way too cute.

April said...

Thanks for the cute update! Merry Christmas.

mary said...

Loved it all.

idahomayos said...

Love it! Merry Christmas!!

Brooke said...

Ok, that has to be one of the best Christmas cards I've read all season. So simple, honest, and to the heart of what is really important. Love it!