Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas letter

Well, its the third week of advent and Matt's and my 7th anniversary today and as usual I am way behind in getting Christmas out the door to our friends and family.   This year we decided to just send out the cards and put the address of my website on them to save paper and, mostly, because I am so behind.  We leave for Orlando and Mickey Mouse at the end of the week and I know that I will be pushing it to the wire to get everything out the door!

We have been blessed in many ways this year.  The boys are big and growing every day.  We have even added another boy into the mix with the arrival of Theodore Isaac in June.  They are sometimes the three musketeers together and sometimes the three stooges, it just depends on the day.  Orson is on his final year of pre-school and turns 5 at the beginning of the year, he is becoming such an amazing big brother.  Both his little brothers love playing with him and he is almost always willing to stop and play with them.  He also loves to help, he is my best cleaner and assistant chef.  Ferdinand just turned two and has become very, very verbal.  He learns new words and ideas everyday.  He has the run of the house, bossing everyone around and keeping Orson in check.  He also loves to cuddle and hug still, which is wonderful.  Theodore is 6 months and fits right in with his brothers.  He lights up with joy when either of them stop to play with him and if they get too rough he is quick to reach out and grab some hair....seems to get the big boys right back in line :)  He is, unfortunately, our worse sleeper so far.  He doesn't nap well during the day and wakes up many times throughout the night.  Which means I am a walking zombi many days, which also means I am not getting as much done or created as I like to.  
That being said I have really enjoyed learning the art of canning produce from the garden and still love to bake.  Most of my sewing projects have gone undone but I did manage to finish up Theodore's stocking in time for Christmas.  I am also still teaching religious education at our church, 3rd graders this year, and  attending the Mom's Bible Study as well.  Matt is busy, busy, busy at work.  He earned a promotion this last round of reviews and now it looks as if he will be adding to his workload with a move to the new Colorado team. Yes, this does mean that we are also moving to CO in the new year.  The office is just outside of Boulder, should be a good move for our family in the long run but it will be hard to start over once again.  For those of you keeping track, this move will be the one counted towards the birth of Theodore :) Thats one move for the birth of each of our boys.

We pray that all of you are enjoying the festivities at the end of the year and that the Peace of Christ go with you into the New Year.  As always we are thankful for our family and friends near and far and for the joy they bring us daily.  If anyone plans on being in the Denver area next year, let us know, we will be looking for friendly faces :)

With love and heartfelt prayers
The Ewalts

1 comment:

Afshan jilani said...

Great idea. Thanks for sharing all the updates in the family. It's so nice to see you girls (from high school) along with my daughters, now so grown up and with families of their own. God bless you and keep you safe.
Merry Christmas and best wishes for the New year.
Love, the Jilani family