Monday, December 22, 2008

Christmas Greeting!

In April of 2008 we welcomed Emily Kathryn West into our family. She has been such an easy baby and we feel so blessed to have her in our lives. She was a lot smaller than Jack and Lydia coming in at only 6 lbs. 1 oz. Her brother and sister have been a huge help taking care of her and she is now starting to coo and babble.
John is staying very busy in his residency by working long hours. I have enjoyed my calling on the Church Public Relations committee which has me recording a radio show that airs once per month. Jack is in 1st grade and I am continually impressed with the school system here. He is already doing story problems in math and reading chapter books. We are so proud of the progress he is making. Lydia is in Preschool five days per week and preparing to enter Kindergarten next year.
We miss all of you so much and hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

I am sorry for the informal Christmas card this year, I hope you can all forgive me. I know how much fun it is to receive Christmas cards each year and I love putting them up on my bulletin board for all to see. So I promise this will not always be the way you will get your Christmas greeting.


The Favorite said...

What a beautiful picture!!
We love your family and wish you a very Merry Christmas.

Jaime Lynne said...

Jan, Merry Christmas! Your family is beautiful and congrats on the new little one.

Jen said...

Emily is so sweet. Carter still talks about Jack sometimes. Hope you had a great christmas. Jen Mosteller

Jaime said...

Merry Christmas to you too Jan and John, tell the kids hi for me and we miss yall! Happy New Year!

Heidi said...

We love you guys! We've been thinking about you, especially when we hear reports about the crazy weather back there. We loved your informal Christmas card. I don't know . . . in a couple of years, we may all go that route. We hope you have a happy new year!!