Thursday, December 15, 2011

Christmas 2011

My blog has been put on the back burner because of the last two crazy years we have had. I decided to resurrect it for our "Christmas card" this year. I apologize I did not mail out the traditional card and picture this year. I had to change a few things up this year and a mailed out card and letter was one of them. I do enjoy hearing from friends & family and wanted to share with you all too.
This picture was taken last Christmas while we were in California all of us have aged a bit but it is our most professional family picture we have had in a year. 2011 has been filled with many day to day events. The year highlight was a wonderful trip to Disney World and a Disney cruise to celebrate what would have been my parents 50th anniversary. Everyone loved it, talks about it all the time and can't wait to go on another cruise. Unfortuately it will be a little while before we will be cruising again.
Harrison Highlights - turned 4 yrs old, started preschool, loves anything Cars, gun, lego, etc. He is all boy and adds so much to our family. John especially loves his buddy to do things with. He has learned to tease his sisters especially Claire. He keeps us entertained.
Claire - 6 years old, in first grade, enjoys being at school all day and being in class with her best friend Rylee. All girl and loves anything pink and glittery. Tries to keep up with her older sisters. Lost her front teeth in a head on trama with her friend Olivia.
Abby - 10 years old, in 5th grade, she is our social girl and loves to be with friends. She is becoming a great baby sitter and following in Emily footprints there. She joined the school band this year and plays the Alto Sax. She had picked it up well and did great at her first concert this month. She helps around the house lots and is my "neat" child that keeps her room clean. I love it!
Emily - 12 years old, 7th grade. This year was a big one for Emily, she started middle school, got braces, moved into Young womens and it ready to be a more independent teenager. She is doing great in school, loves going to Young Womens and has become a great babysitter. She saved up her earnings to buy an ipod touch and CHI flat iron. She loves having an "income".
Amy - I am enjoying being home with Harrison and taking care of the home. I have focused mainly on sewing and quilting this year. I have hopes of completing part of the basement this next year so I can get back to some of my other hobbies like scrapbooking and stamping.
John - is glad to be back in SLC working. The stress from work is decreased and he can spend time doing the things he likes. He has started running again and ran his first marathon in Sept. He also ran 3 Ragnar Relays. I was able to run 2 of them with him. He has done a couple home improvement projects to help personlize our home and got our backyard in this year. It turned out great and the kids love being outside on the grass.
We have been very blessed this year and hope for an even better year next year. We hope all of our friends and family have a great 2012 also.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
love The Curnutts