Monday, December 21, 2009

Our Christmas Family Newsletter


2009 has been a busy one for our family. It seems like 2010 is going to be much the same. Shane's work schedule is monstrous, but it is a treat whenever we get to see him. He works very hard to support our little family and is a wonderful father and husband. Together, we are working on a exciting new project for next year. When we get closer to having it completed, I will let you know what it is. No, it is not another baby. :)

Lydia is in pre-school and loving it. She is a phenomenal drama queen and is often "in character" and wanting others to play along. She loves her baby brother and is very sweet with him. I am really loving the 3 1/2 year age difference. I had no idea what a help Lydia would be.

Collin is the most adorable creature imaginable and his happy spirit is a tremendous blessing in our home. We call him Chub-o most of the time. He is such a chuck. I love it! I could kiss those cheeks all day long. He is sleeping a little better lately, and I have high hopes that he will be sleeping through the night in the next month or so.

As for me, I am busy with this incredible calling of motherhood. It isn't the most glamorous of professions, but it is the most rewarding. Some days I'm not sure I am going to be able to hold it all together, but I pray to remember the precious gift it is to have a family and it gets me through.

We are so grateful to our friends and family at this time of year. Even if I haven't met you, your comments make me feel like we are friends. I am especially grateful during this loveliest of seasons for my Savior, Jesus Christ and the countless blessings He has alloted me.

Love to you all, and wishing you a very Merry Christmas.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks Natalie Jane for sharing beautiful pics.Wish you all a joyful Merry Christmas n New Year ahead.

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Green Acres in the City said...

Merry Christmas to you my friend. I agree even though most of us out here have never met we do have an amazing bond!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Just got my letter in the mail today and will post later this week....It has been such a blessing to meet you in blogland...You have enriched my life. Blessings to you and yours....Merry Christmas and a New Year filled with many blessings.
Grammy Girlfriend

Amy F. said...

Got your beautiful Christmas card. You do everything in style. :)

The Conductor said...

Beautiful picture, beautiful letter, beautiful family! I guess you are nothing but beautiful, Natalie! Thanks for sharing. Best wishes for the New Year!


joyq said...

Natalie I just have to tell you what a blessing you have been to me! I am enjoying your blog so much- I related so much to your feelings about motherhood and wife-dome (real words are for wimps!) and I just love your honesty! Keep it up and God bless you in 2010!

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