It is so hard to believe that it is only a few days until Christmas!! Today we delivered a food basket for church to a mom and her daughter. They were so touched as were we in giving it. I hope I can remember the feeling that I had today….the true reason for the season.
Here is the Christmas letter we mailed to family and friends. You may read it here before receiving your copy in the mail.
Maisy. She loves to have her daily walk and lets us know if she doesn’t get her exercise.
Elizabeth and Erik. They keep growing and keep us busy with their many activities. Elizabeth is now 14 and a freshman. Erik is 10 and a 5th grader.
Respite. I am working with a church based organization to help provide respite care to families with children that have disabilities several times each month.
Recitals. We are very fortunate to have musical children. They both sing in the Newton Community Children’s Choir. Elizabeth continues to play the violin and recently received a scholarship to assist with her continuing to take private lessons as a High School student. Erik plays the piano and is already planning a second instrument when he goes to 6th grade.
Young children. Jim and I continue to work with young children on a daily basis. Jim is seeing kids at 2 schools in Newton and I continue to see infants and toddlers in Harvey County.
Chaperones. Jim and I were chaperones for the Newton Community Children’s Choir in May. The choir spent 4 days in Branson. We spent time at Dixie Stampede, Silver Dollar City, the Haygoods Show, and the choir had a performance at “#1 Hit of the 60’s.”
House. We painted our bedroom during the summer and are almost finished with the basement. We will probably try to put the rest of the trim up over the break.
Road Trip. We took a weekend trip to Manhattan KS this fall to watch the NU volleyball team play and see the cousins.
Interesting info. Check out our blog to see our latest news, www.jmbrow.wordpress.com I try to update it with new information on a weekly basis.
Sports. Erik played soccer this fall and is currently playing basketball. In the spring he will play soccer again and then baseball. This summer he also participated in a youth triathlon and took 1st place.
Trees. Erik sold Christmas trees with the Boy Scouts over the last few weeks. Elizabeth decided she was too busy for Girl Scouts this year so you will have to look for those yummy cookies somewhere else.
Mom. Joyce drove to Newton to see Erik get Baptized and Elizabeth in the play the weekend before Thanksgiving.
Annie. If you have been reading our blog, you will know that Elizabeth had a part in the High School Musical as an orphan. She had a great time and we look forward to more productions in her future.
Seasons. The seasons change, but there never seems to be enough time to enjoy them as much as we hope too! During this wonderful season, of celebration we hope you and your family are blessed.
Here are the pictures that we had taken this fall sporting our true Husker spirit!! Wishing you a season filled with much love, joy, and happiness.