Welcome to our official 2010 Christmas letter!
Ava is our spunky little 2 1/2 year old and she's pretty much the boss in our home. She is such a sweetheart when she wants to be but definately has a little devil side to her as well. Ava loves going on walks, changing her clothes several times a day, reading books, going to story time at the library, watching her 'baby show', going to nursery, playing babies and barbies, playing with play dough, welcoming daddy home from work with lots of hugs and kisses, and loving/tormenting her older sisters. Ava definately keeps us on our toes but she can also melt your heart like no other. We love our baby!
Eliza is 9 1/2 years old (going on 16) and in 4th grade. She has turned into a little lady..not so much a little girl anymore! Eliza is our adventurous one. She loves to try new things and have a good time. Last Fall we went kayaking and she took off in a kayak all by herself without even thinking twice about it! She loved it! Eliza is also an excellent student and makes friends easily. Everyone loves to be with her because she is so much fun. Eliza is involved in Junior scouts, Activity Days, Hip Hop & Pom , and piano lessons from mom. Liza loves hanging out with her friends, riding her bike, doing tricks on the trampoline, going shopping, playing Wii, playing games with family, doing craft projects, drawing, and making up songs on the piano. Eliza is such an incredible big sister and such a huge help to her mom and dad. She always knows how to put a smile on your face. We love her and are so grateful she's a part of our family.
Erin is keeping busy being a mom and loving (almost) every minute of it :) She spends her time playing with Ava at home, volunteering at the school, teaching piano, planning & attending Young Women's activities at church, and trying to keep her house in order (an impossible feat she is coming to find :). Erin enjoys playing the piano, watching food network, hanging out with friends, playing games, going on walks around our awesome neighborhood, and spending time with her hot husband and 3 beautiful daughters.
Shane is a year and a half into his five year residency. Will it ever end? He has enjoyed a more relaxed schedule over the last 6 months at the Rehab Institute which will be changing in a few short days when he heads back over to Children's hospital. He is such a great Physician and has such a way with his patients. He's always recieving compliments and letters from his patients thanking him for the way in which he treated them. Outside the hospital, Shane has kept busy with projects around the house including remodeling the kitchen & bathroom, refinishing hardwood floor, painting and much more. He's done such an amazing job! Shane enjoys biking, reading car magazines, being outdoors whenver possible, hanging out with friends, and of course spending as much time as possible with his loving wife and sweet babies.
We feel truly blessed especially during this time of year for each other, for our wonderful family and friends and for our Savior Jesus Christ.
With all our love,
Shane, Erin, Eliza, Hailey and Ava