Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
It's hard to believe 2011 has come and gone! We've had a very eventful year. It started with Jeremy flat on his back with shingles. We were all so thankful when he recovered. In the spring we trekked to Montana and met our wonderful new SIL Rachael. The boys played baseball all spring and both excelled in school. During the summer, we were gone as much as we were home. When we were close to home, we skiied and tubed on Lake Merwin. Ascha was the star on the tube. She loved it! We visited our Montana family, then our Canada family, then had a "planned-in-advance" family vacation. (Our first ever - it was great!) We visited friends and went to Silverwood Theme Park. We then went back to Montana for my precious Gramma's funeral. We returned home just in time to start school. The boys are now halfway into their basketball season and enjoying that. We were blessed with an unusual set of circumstances that allowed Jeremy to have a week off at Christmastime, so we headed to Montana once again to spend Christmas with our parents, grandparents, and extended family. Hopefully this small narrative makes some sense of the nearly "silent" 2011 blog posts.
Throughout this year, we have seen God's faithfulness and been so blessed by the love of family and friends. We're not the best at keeping in touch, but we are so glad to be connected to each of you! We hope your life, whether busy or relaxed, is filled with the joy of Christmas the whole year through!
With Love, The Nielsen Family