Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Merry Christmas to all....

I have decided to take blogging to a new level. I will be skipping Christmas letters and emailing my blog instead! In truth this is actually good for me, as it has been 3 years since I so much as mailed a Christmas card!
This is better!
So, where to start...
A Christmas letter would normally cover all that happened this year!
so much to say...
so I will start with the kids! Thats traditional right?? :)

My kids are amazing!
All are excelling in school. All are involved in things they enjoy! Tristan is loving Boy scouts! And all three enjoy theater! They have over come all the challenges thrown at them this year, and the year before and the year before that.... and have shown grace under pressure and character through adversity! Tristan plans on being a black smith when he grows us, however, if that falls through he will fall back on mechanical engineering!! seriously!! :) Shyla wants to be a teacher! She will be a great one! And Brenna, yes...of course... a Rock star! She is the Diva in training and takes her role very seriously!:)

I have had a great year! The kids and I moved in May to a little home
with a big yard! My favorite feature is the fireplace and we use it constantly! I am working as a preschool teacher and loving it. I love my church and love my friends. I see my parents and family quite often and could not ask for anything else in life!

our 4 legged friends. This letter would not be complete
without the other family members in our lives!
So, in no particular order... We have 2 dogs. Theodore, a yorkie, and Simba a Golden retriver! neither listen AT ALL. But , both bring us great joy! We have 3 inside cats, Skipper, Gilligan and Stellaluna. Then there is Boet-Boet the African tortoise, and Sofeara the water dragon, Fireball the bearded dragon and lastly, Patroum the rabbit! Phew... no wonder people think I am nuts! Ha ha!

Our home is full...Our lives blessed..my children have refound their laughter and I have found my smile..not the one you paste on, but the one that touches your soul.
This Christmas brings new memories and takes me back to old ones. It is a season of learning and pressing through, but also a season of new hope, new blessing, new purpose and above all a renewed faith in the one who has carried us through the storm, loved us through the pain and provided for us in the midst of the drought! God has shown himself in all his glory and this Christmas we celebrate his love and his faithfulness.
Merry Christmas
Debbie and kiddos!


  1. This is a great idea! You all look great and very happy. Merry Christmas to you too.

  2. Great letter! You are nuts! I love animals but all of those, why that's incredible, a menagerie!

    Merry Christmas Debbie. One of the nicest things that happened to me this year was being introduced to and getting to know you and your wonderful family here in bloggy world!


  3. What a happy post! Beautiful kids! Gorgeous you! Here's to a great 2010!

  4. I love this idea of blogging your Christmas card! Great idea!!

  5. Beautiful! What a great Christmas letter!

  6. Your life is working out like a dream... you are blessed. Hugs.

    God bless you and kids.

  7. Well done for seeing the rainbow though the storm! it brought tears to my eyes.