Merry Christmas 2013
This year has been exciting and busy. Kaitlyn Nicole was born January 14. We went to Yellowstone National Park for a week this summer. We enjoyed going snowmobiling in the winter and boating in the summer. We purchased a trailer and are excited to go camping in it next year.
Jason is working at FamilySearch. He decided he wanted to write code more than manage and so took a position as a Senior Engineer with the Photos and Stories team. He wants everyone to check out he new site upload a photo of an ancestor. He was just released as Elders Quorum President and now is a Bear Cub Den Leader with Kristine… and LOVING it. His massive honey-do list and seven kids keep him busy, but occasionally he finds time to fish and play basketball.
Kristine is busy with seven children and spends her days helping with homework and school projects. She maintains the house and carpools the kids to their numerous activities. Despite being ridiculously busy she still is always coming up with new projects (hence Jason's massive honey-do list). When she gets a free minute she does genealogy or takes a nap. She also ran the St. George marathon (j/k).
Elisabeth (12) is now wearing makeup, going to Young Women's, doing craft projects, babysitting and playing the piano. She is in junior high and loving it. This Christmas she is hoping to get a cell phone.
Rebekah (11) enjoys playing the piano, basketball, and fishing with her Dad. She is in the Advance 5th grade class is excelling.
Jonathan (9) loves that his den leaders are his parents. He loves to play piano and the guitar. He plays soccer, tennis, and basketball. He is fantastic at hiking and video games. He is in the Advance 3rd grade class and doing great.
Jacob (6) is in 1st grade. He plays t-ball, soccer and basketball. He is always busy.
Kayla (5) is Mom's big helper. She is great with Kaitlyn. When the big kids are in school, she is he boss of the house. She is learning to read and getting ready for kindergarten.
Justin (2) loves trains, exploring and is super polite. He always says please and thank you. He likes throwing the Christmas ornament balls to see if they bounce. They don't. I don't know if we will have any ornaments left on the tree in a few days. He wants a train table for Christmas.
Kaitlyn (11 months) is growing and exploring. She smiles at everyone she meets. She will be walking any day now.
We feel very blessed and grateful for this past year and of course for all of our family and friends and how you have each enriched our lives. We hope you have a very Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year and pray that you will all enjoy an even better 2014!
Jason, Kristine, Elisabeth, Rebekah, Jonathan,
Jacob, Kayla, Justin and Kaitlyn Daniels