A few years back I stopped sending Christmas cards, and *whispers* it was the best decision ever. I was always disorganized and behind, and the attempt to send cards stressed me out. So here is my digital, online Christmas letter. 😊 (Family photos by the marvelous Jen Lints)
This year was a return to normal that we desperately needed. It was so fun to watch our kids do their things again. Our daughter was in High School Musical over the summer, and she had a blast.
Our son’s favorite sport (and thing to do) is basketball, and he played a normal season this year and loved it. I must be getting old, because I’m about ready to purchase one of those bleacher chairs. 😉
Work has been busy for the hubs and me, but we’re incredibly thankful for the gift of work. Our daughter spent some time at the family business this summer assisting in the office, and our son did his best (in true 13-year-old style) to avoid working at all. 😊
We visit the mountains whenever possible and have enjoyed the warm fall weather. Biking is our favorite family activity, and paddle-boarding is my personal favorite way to enjoy the outdoors. Being from Minnesota, I love water. I miss it in Colorado, and I seek it out whenever I can!
This year favorite daughter got her driver’s license, and she’s been happily independent ever since. It’s nice that she can get herself to all her activities, but we miss having her around the house. We joke that favorite son has already become an only child. I can’t imagine what we’ll be feeling next year around this time when she’s a Senior! *insert all the crying emojis*
Favorite son loves to follow the NBA and is a whiz at stats. Most of the time I have no idea who he’s talking about, but it’s fun to witness the way his mind works and the details that he can keep track of.
My next book releases in February 2022. It was a departure from my norm because it’s part of a Love Inspired K9 series with other authors. (The story lines are not connected.) I enjoyed researching about veteran service animals, and it’s my hope that this book is honoring to veterans as we are so incredibly grateful for their service.
I know it was a hard year for many with covid and other illnesses, and I’m sorry for those who’ve lost loved ones or are fighting a hard battle. My heart and prayers go out to you.
Here’s to a wonderful, joyous Christmas season where we can set aside the things that cause anxiety and focus on the joy of Jesus coming to earth to save us from ourselves. What a gift!
What are you most looking forward to this Christmas?
Be sure to check out my Very Merry Christmas Giveaway on my news page!