Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas!!!!

Each year, my Husband writes a Christmas letter that we send to our family and friends.  As you readers are all my friends, I wanted to share it with you as well.   Here's our 2016 ;)

Dear Family and Friends

            We have now been in Cedar for over 5 years and feel like we should be planning some kind of move or change.  Our older children who have memories of Indiana are starting to see those memories fade.  Their memories of living in Salt Lake, Pikeville, and Yakima have long since faded.  I continue to enjoy working in my family practice clinic alongside my brother as we care for my father’s former patients (with some new patients as well).  I really enjoy my non work time and fill it with running, watching or reading sports, tinkering on and playing on the snowmobiles and atv’s and  of course, hanging out with the family.   

            Melissa keeps herself busy with all things quilting.  She enjoys teaching her patterns at various quilting conferences throughout the year.  I lost track of the number of quilts she has finished this year but I know it is a lot.  When she is not sewing in the basement on her sewing machine (still the best gift I have ever given her) she can be found next door quilting on my mother’s long arm machine.  She has also very much enjoyed her church calling in the young women and attended Girls Camp for the first time in 20 years.

            Spencer (a few weeks short of 14) tries to keep himself busy with school, piano, french horn, scouts, theater, and church.  He has recently been working on his eagle project, which we hope will be finished over the next month.  He keeps us on our toes with his need to have “discussions” over every parental request but luckily we still seem to have some of the correct answers.  When Spencer isn’t busy outside the house, you are guaranteed to find him curled up with a favorite book as he still loves to read.

            Jessi (11) moved from elementary to middle school as she entered 6th grade this year and has absolutely loved the transition.   She is enjoying playing the flute in the band and improving her piano skills and loves to play Softball.  She spends most of her free time running around the neighborhood with a great group of friends.  Occasionally they decide to spend an afternoon at our house which is always a treat.  And she can’t wait to join Mom in Young Women’s next year and is counting down the days until Girls Camp.

            Kristian (10) is a happy 4th grader at South Elementary.  We are a few weeks away from his favorite activity of the year when he starts wrestling.  I’m not sure what he sees in the sport, but so long as he likes it we will continue to support him in it.  He also started piano since the last letter and is progressing well, even though it is a bit of a   love/hate relationship.  Hates it the day after lessons, loves it by the day before his lessons. 

            Kamryn (7) is in second grade and is loving school.  She is catching up in her reading and we are so proud of all the hard work she has put in this year.    She gained a new friend next door as a new family moved in.  As our back yards connect the two of them (with Josie in tow) spend ample time running back and forth between our houses and filling the air with shrieks of laughter and lots of joy.

            Jocelyn (5) is enjoying her few hours of preschool 4 days a week.  She is so happy to finally being going to school like all of her siblings.  When my day off falls on a Friday we enjoy having Josie and Daddy’s day of fun.   This often includes lunch with Mom but Josie gets to pick the place.  And we are looking forward to getting some snow so we can get back out on the snowmobiles together. 

We hope this letter finds you all well and wish you a very Merry Christmas!

Love The Corry’s

And I wanted to leave this morning with one final note . . . This year my children's big gift from Santa was tickets to go see the Piano Guys in concert in February when they come to Cedar City.   They are so excited!!!!   There excitement this morning reminded me of this video they made a few years back. It always brings peace and happiness to my heart and I wanted to share it with you.  It is my hope that regardless of where we are from, or what religion we practice, that the Spirit of this beautiful Christmas Season has filled our homes and each of our families hearts!! 

Merry Christmas!!
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  1. Merry Christmas! Thank you for sharing your Christmas note. We all, no matter our current status, have so much for which we are thankful. May 2017 bring health, prosperity, and happiness into our lives.

  2. Enjoyed reading hubby's letter...
    Have a wonderful Christmas..

  3. You have a beautiful family, growing up so quickly!

  4. Merry Christmas have a beautiful family!

  5. What a beautiful post! I can't believe that the youngest is 5 already! Time flies. But life is beautiful and I love the way your family embraces it. Have a blessed 2017! Your family is adorable!

  6. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family, Melissa. Thank you so much for quilty inspirations through out the year <3

  7. How sweet and generous to share your Christmas letter with you quilt family. May God bless you and yours through out the coming year.

  8. Merry Christmas to you and your family Melissa.

  9. Merry Christmas to you and your family!! What a wonderful experience it will be to see the piano Guys!!! Great family memories! It was fun to read what your family has been up to: you don't say too much about it throughout the year, and it is nice to see the "other" side of your life! :-) Hugs to you Melissa!

  10. Merry Christmas to you and your family and have a bright and great New Year!


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