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Friday, December 5, 2008

Christmas is here!

This has to be my favorite time of year! Not just Christmas, but the whole time between Halloween and when the kids go back to school, I love it all. I am very excited to say that my shopping is done, the presents are wrapped and under the tree and I'm looking forward to a little more of a relaxed Christmas this year. Well... Nickie is having a baby next week, but other than that, a very relaxing Christmas. We are expecting all the family to be here for at least one week all together and we are looking forward to that.
Our family is doing very well this year, not to say we haven't had our challenges, but we've handled the challenges well. We feel very blessed to have good children who are making good decisions and going forward with their lives in a very satisfying way. Our four oldest are married and having children of their own (we have 11 grandchildren and two on the way), three who are in college, one in the Navy and our youngest is still at home. (You can look at the bottom of the page for more details...)
We are very grateful for the knowledge of the gospel of Jesus Christ and at this time of the year, we want to express our love for all of you, our family, friends and neighbors, and thank you for the influence you have been in our lives and the lives of our children.
We love all of you and hope you
have a wonderful

Some highlights from our year...

Ben's Seminary graduation last May...
Ryan, Kimber, Ben, Brian, Robert, Lindsay and Janet

Bradley's return from his mission last January
that's Lindsay with him and Robert in the background...

Our yearly trip to Hawaii in July...
Brian, Bradley, Lindsay, Janet, Robert, Ben

visiting my parents in March...
back row...
Janet, Taylor, Bradley
front row...
Ben, G'pa, G'ma, Brian


  1. Hey Robert and Janet, got your Christmas card today with your blog address. Unfortunately I am not as organized as you this year, in fact I am somewhat in chaos. I guess four callings, a part time job, a terminally ill mother in law, and a soon to arrive grandbaby just to mention a few, will do that to a person!! I'll put our blog address in my Christmas card to you so you can keep up with our family as well! Merry Christmas! Ed & Cathy

  2. What a nice christmas message and what a blessing it must be to see your children grow up and make such good choices. Enjoy your Christmas with your family there.

  3. Hi, Janet! How fun to see your blog. My kids blog, but I haven't taken the time. You'll get a card from us soon. Just know how good it is to see you all smiling & moving forward. Way to go! We love you! (This is Nick & Julie, in Provo...big hugs to Robert too!)