2011 has been a year full of change, memories and fun for our family. Here are some of the highlights.
Jeffe- This spring Jesse tested to become a professional engineer. He passed his test with flying colors! He is continuing to work for CE&MT/Strata as their lab manager in the West Valley City, Ut office. In the fall, he went bow hunting for the first time and got his first dear with a bow! He continues to love to hunt, shot his guns and fishing.
Awnya- 5 kids sure keep her busy with all their activities, homework, fun, and energy! She still finds time to run her website online, blog, sew, crochet and do all kinds of other crafts! She enjoys learning new thing and even took a few college classes earlier this year.
Superkid- This year was extra special for Superkid. He chose to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He started the 2nd grade this fall and is at the top of his class in reading and math. Just a few days ago, he had to get glasses, so now he looks particularly scholarly. He has his daddy’s engineering mind and loves to build and construct (as well as de-construct) all kinds of things. Superkid also started playing the piano in October and has already passed off his 1st book! He has a sweet heart and a keen mind.
Cookie- our sweet little girl is 6 years old! She started 1st grade this year and started going by her given name instead of her nickname. She loves art and drawing or coloring anything she can. She is learning to read and loves trying to read everything around her. She has learned to ride her 2 wheel bike and loves to jump on the trampoline. She is a great help with her siblings and loves to do what she can to help mom around the house.
Tater- At 4, Tater is a bundle of energy! He loves anything “boy”. Cars, trucks, balls, bats, trains, and Buzz lightyear are among his favorites! He is the big kid around the house while the other kids are at school. He loves to play computer and run and play outdoors. He has a sweet spirit and a cute testimony.
Baby E.- what a bundle of 2 year old energy! We are constantly finding her climbing, jumping and running around. She is moving from the time she is awake until she practically falls over asleep each night. She loves our new kitty and carries him around every chance she gets. She is loving her new baby sister and wishes she could hold and love her all the time. She loves to jabber away and we are understanding more of what she says everyday.
Goofer- This sweet baby girl joined our family on August 19th this year. She is such a calm, sweet, easy-going baby who loves all of her big brothers and sisters. She is rolling over already and almost has her 2 first teeth! She last weighed in at close to 13 lbs and has the cutest chubby cheeks and dimples.
Our family would like to share with you our love for each of you. We love you all and hope this letter finds you well. We know that our Savior loves you each as well and that he is the reason for this blessed holiday season. We pray that as you start this new year that you will be blessed and protected as well as find peace in the love that he offers to each of us.
Love, the Boams