Thursday, December 17, 2009

Wishing You a Merry Christmas!

Reflecting back on this past year. . .
we are so thankful to all of you,
our family and friends.
For the blessings that your friendship brings into our little family.
We have had a busy year, like I am sure most of you have had.

Andy, is in his 3rd year of Residency for Radiology. He has two more years to go! Residency life is busy but he is really good about spending quality time with us (me and the kids). In our church Andy has been teaching Sunday School to 12 and 13 year olds this year. He really enjoys this calling. When he has time (HA HA) he loves to run, watch sports, and wrestle with Isaac and Seth.

Jessica (ME), wonders why this year flew by so fast? Seriously, I can't believe that it is already Christmas time again. Anyways, I have had a busy year as well. I was called to serve in our church, last year in January, as the Primary President. I have found that it is pretty time consuming and feel as though I have a part time job sometimes. Despite the business of it, I love working with all of the children and really enjoy being around them. I also trained and ran a 25 K (15 miles) race last spring. I am finding it harder to train for these races as my kids get older. However, I still do it and try my best! I have had fun this year helping in Isaac's class at school when I can, and spending my days with Seth. I love being a stay-at-Home-Mom and enjoy times we can all be together as a family!

Isaac, is growing up way to fast. I am still in shock that he is going to be turning 7 in a few weeks. He is first grade this year and loves it. He is also doing so well in school! Getting 100% on all of his spelling tests and math homework. We are so proud of him. He also got over his fear of swimming this fall, and is now swimming freestyle. He also took soccer, and golf lessons this year as well. He enjoys playing Star Wars with his friends and coloring and writing his own Star Wars books. Isaac is tender hearted boy. He is always thinking of others, and does not hide his emotions if something makes him sad. He is also a great big brother to Seth.

Seth, is our Big 3 year old. I say big because everyone thinks that he is 5, because he is so tall! But let me assure you he is a 3 year old with tantrums and everything that a 3 year old brings. Right now we are in the process of potty Training him, we have good days and bad days. Seth enjoys playing Star Wars with Isaac and his friends and he also loves batman. He enjoys going to the YMCA 'school' as we call it, where he gets to play with his friends. He also had a fun year of soccer lessons, swim lessons, and flag football. Seth is a sweetie, he always had a hug and kiss for me and tells me everyday that he loves me. He is a joy to be around!

We hope that your family has much joy this Christmas season!

Merry Christmas,

The Olsen family


Melissa said...

You guys sure had a busy year. Your kids are growing up way to quickly. Hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas!

Gabbitas Family said...

I just love this time of year to reflect on the entire year! Taylor is the size of a 5 year old. He's not even 3 yet! People are in shock when I tell him he's almost 3! Good thing he's got some height. He'll be passing me up when he's 6! I laughed when I read that Seth is tall for his age too.