Christmas Letter 2010

Merry Christmas!

Anyone else amazed that another year has come and gone?  Time really flies when you’re having fun!

Paul is still running, running, running!  He amazes us with his stamina and passion for running.  He ran several marathons and a couple of 50 mile races this year.  His blog can be found here.  He is certainly our hero as we cheer him on while eating hotdogs and funnel cakes on the sidelines!  🙂  He works at Fidelity Investments and is thankful to be working a regular dayshift this year.

Kelly has had another busy year of PTA and therapies with the kids.  She has been enjoying her blog and the friends she has made through it.  A big change this year has been the business endeavor of Halle Joy (www.hallejoy.com)– a brand new company selling inspired handbags and jewelry.  Kelly is staying very busy as a director and ambassador for Halle Joy.

Elliot is in 6th grade this year.  While he is still at the elementary school, he is enjoying taking PreAP courses.  He played soccer and basketball this year and is looking forward to playing them both again.  He is in the youth group at church and continues to grow in his relationship with the Lord.  He is a remarkable young man — smart and kind and discerning.

Zachary is in 4th grade.  While he struggles with the difficult workload, he remains so positive about school and strives to please his teachers.  He is a joy — a constant joyful energy, in fact.  Well, maybe not always joyful, but he sure is a funny kid!  We are constantly laughing out loud at things he says.  He played basketball this year and looks forward to starting up again in January — but he would like to switch teams since he’s afraid they’ll lose all their games again this year!  He was baptized this year after trusting God as His Savior.  He is truly a delightful young boy.

Chloe is in 2nd grade and is at our neighborhood school with the boys this year.  It has been quite a struggle to make sure school is meeting all of Chloe’s needs, but it seems that everyone is working towards Chloe’s success.  She remains a funny, determined, happy little girl.  She loves music and can often be found dancing in her bedroom.  God continues to work miracles in her little body, and we are so thankful He shares her with us.

The photo below is from our summer vacation this year.  We had the amazing privilege to travel to Hawaii with Paul’s family to celebrate his parents’ 50th wedding anniversary.  It was truly the trip of a lifetime.

We pray God’s blessings to be real to you this holiday season and in 2011.

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8 responses to this post.

  1. Lovely photo…I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

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  2. Posted by Jim and Mary on December 25, 2010 at 10:39 PM

    Wonderful photo for a wonderful and lovely family. Have a blessed new year!

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  3. What a wonderful letter. Hope you guys had a great Christmas! Look forward to catching up!

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  4. Posted by Holly Rowley on December 27, 2010 at 10:06 AM

    Great update! What a joy y’all are!! Holly & Tom

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  5. Posted by cigi on December 30, 2010 at 8:38 PM

    Lovely photo, Kelly! Wishing you and your beautiful family every happiness in 2011. Happy New Year and God bless! 🙂

    Reply

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