Saturday, December 19, 2009

Christmas Greetings

Merry Christmas 2009
It’s already that time of year again! Merry Christmas to all!!!!! I love this time of the year, with all the colors, the excitement, family, friends, love and the Savior!! It really is the most wonderful time of the year. Here is a quick update on our family happenings…..
Brayden turned 8 this year and was baptized and confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in July. Words don’t give that experience justice. It was a day I’ll never forget. Brayden loves cub scouts, 3rd grade, football, karate, basketball, piano, swimming, playing with friends and of course his family!! Brayden is such a good big brother and son. Brayden seems to have grown leaps and bounds this year…in height but mostly in who he is. He is so responsible, helpful and mature. He’s fun to hang out with too.
Adelyn turned 6 this year, started 1st grade, took swimming lessons, played soccer, did gymnastics and is still taking piano lessons. Addy is and always has been such a big helper. She loves learning and doing her school work. She is a natural gymnast. It’s so fun to watch her grow and develop into such a beautiful girl- inside and out.
Sophie turned 4 this year, started preschool, and did gymnastics. When she’s not at preschool and Kolby is down for his afternoon nap I love hanging out with just Sophie. She is such a determined girl. If we can just steer her in the right direction, she’ll do great things!!! Sophie loves to write her name, color, do puzzles, ride her bike, do crafts, and play. She has such an imagination; it’s fun to play with her.
Kolby will turn 2 on Christmas Day and he sure keeps us on our toes. He loves trying to be as big as the other kiddos. He actually can hold his own. He loves to make everyone laugh. He’s busy and curious about everything. He’s a tough kid, yet he’s accident prone too….so I guess it’s a good thing he’s tough. This past year he’s broken his wrist, cut his cornea, had x rays of his leg, and a cat scan on his head and he almost always has a goose egg and bruise on his forehead. Poor Kid. I promise, I really do take care of him.
LeGrand has had some big adjustments lately….well one in particular. In August LeGrand was called to be our ward’s new Bishop. He’s still the Principal at the Springville Seminary. He coached Brayden’s Football and Basketball teams, helped coach Addy’s soccer team, and He’s at every school activity for the kids that he can be; he also attends almost all their karate and gymnastic classes. He faithfully takes me out on our dates, speaks at EFY and we are Session Directors for EFY…I’m seriously amazed at how much he does. He’s always either serving those around him or being an incredible husband and father. I don’t know how he does everything he does, he even does it all so well. I’m thankful every day to be married to such an incredible man.
I love being a wife and mother. I find my day filled up with all the daily things that have to happen in order to keep your home running smoothly. I wish it always ran smoothly, but what fun would that be? I’ve served as the Relief Society Activities Chair (enrichment leader) for the past 2 ½ years, and this Sunday I was released and got called to be the Nursery Leader. It will be a fun change. I’ve had the opportunity to help take care of my Grandparents who live in Provo since August. It has been a good experience for me to spend more time with them; it also makes me more aware of the blessing of health. I hope I can always be healthy enough (physically and mentally) to take care of myself and my family. Trying to juggle being a wife (and a bishops wife at that), mom, granddaughter (home health care nurse), room mom, Nursery Leader, friend…(the list goes on and on) is sometimes a challenge. I’ve been humbled and I know that I absolutely can’t do all the things that are required of me without the Lords help. I’m grateful for Him in my life.
I truly feel blessed this Holiday Season!!! I hope this letter finds all of you healthy and happy! We love you all!!! Once again, we hope you have a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!!!
The Laings- LeGrand, Becca, Brayden, Adelyn, Sophie and Kolby

1 comment:

kelly said...

So sweet. I decided not to do a Christmas letter this year because we have no picture! Maybe I'll do one for New Years. I like how you did the card, I think I have that digi stuff, maybe. Tell LeGrand that what impresses me most about all he does are the date nights. That is our challenge, it's hard to get in 1 or 2 a month let alone 4 or 5!