About this time of year, I send Christmas cards to our friends and family who live far away and invite them to visit our blog for more info on what we have been up to. So, if you’re visiting our blog after getting a Christmas card, welcome! Enjoy this little recap of our past year!
Nathan is still on the executive team at Boostability. He has done some great things this year and the company has been treating him well. Boostability has really grown this past year and we feel so blessed that Nathan is able to make great money doing something he loves! When Nathan isn’t working, he’s usually picking up the slack at home so I can go do my various activities (bless his heart!). When he gets free time, he likes to play iPhone or XBox 360 games, research domain names, spend time with his brothers, or hang out with his gorgeous wife (haha!). He is also the ward clerk for our LDS ward and spends a lot of time on Sunday helping out with meetings and other various tasks. Nathan is a great husband, father, employee, and friend and everyone who interacts with him loves him!
I am busy, as usual. It’s not enough for me to be a wife, homemaker, and mother of three children: I also have to pursue multiple hobbies and career opportunities! I am still teaching HypnoBirthing classes, and my business has really taken off this year. I’ve had a lot more couples and am now teaching my classes at a birth center. I’m also studying to become a doula and hope to have my certification by early next year. I attended a birth in October and have two more booked already! I am also writing blogs and articles for Boostability from home, which provides a nice little side income each month. I’m still singing with the Utah Chamber Artists and have been teaching piano to Kaisa and one other student in my neighborhood. Somehow, I manage to squeeze in the day-to-day stuff like shopping, cooking, cleaning, chauffeuring kids, and going to the gym. I’m not always good at balancing everything, but I have a great husband and kids to help me out. :)
Kaisa had a fun year! She turned 5 back in April and started Kindergarten this fall! She absolutely loves her class and teacher. Every day when I ask her how school was, she always says “It was a blast!” Kaisa is a social butterfly and a budding artist. She combines those two traits by making pictures and books for just about everyone she can think of. She loves primary and sang her little heart out at the primary program this year. Kaisa is a great help to me and is getting very good at responding, “yes mother” when I ask her to do something. She is learning the piano and took ballet lessons last summer. We love having Kaisa in our family!
Everett is such an energetic little boy! He is always moving and talking…he never stops! He turned 3 last February and started preschool this fall. He also got to take some fun classes at preschool this past summer with Kaisa. They took a sports class and he loved it! He loves everything having to do with sports and superheroes. He also loves riding his scooter outside and always wants to ride with his neighbor friends. He is excited to start primary next year. We sure love this boy!
This kid is into everything! He is constantly pulling things out of drawers and off of shelves. I am picking up after him ALL DAY. He is super cute though, so I hardly mind. He is finally starting to talk and can say over 50 words now. He almost never says “no” but he does shake his head a lot. He says “yeah” a lot, and it is so cute! Harrison loves watching TV and playing with cars. He is obsessed with the Cars movie. He also loves to follow his older siblings around the house and play with them. He imitates everything and everyone, so we have to be careful what we do and say around him. He is such a joy to have in our home and provides constant entertainment with all the cute things he does!
All in all, it’s been a great year for our family. We want all of you to know how much we love and appreciate you and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Please remember to take a moment to reflect on the real reason for this season–the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. We are so grateful for his sacrifice and try to live as He would. The gift of his life is the greatest gift we could ever receive.
“For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; ye shall find the baby wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.”