Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas from the Christman Clan!

Here’s a little bit of what’s been happening in our world during 2014.

We went to Mesa Arizona in the spring for a Family Reunion with Rosie’s mom’s side of the family.  We took the time to make it a family vacation and did some sight-seeing and visiting people on the way home.  It was so nice to see family and friends that we rarely see because they live so far away.  We had our first family reunion with Rosie’s dad’s new wife and kids and enjoyed building bonds with those wonderful people.  We also enjoyed a few other reunions.  With a family as big as ours, we never have a lack of reunions to go to, but instead have to decide which ones we have cut out.  But we enjoy the time with family whenever we can have it.  We acquired a goat, who is now bred and will be having a baby sometime in the next month or two.  Our oldest was baptized in September in the creek in front of our house, which was a special day for all of us.  We are still loving where we live and are learning a lot here in Deer Lodge.

Dan keeps busy working hard providing for our family and spending lots of hours with the young men as the scout master.  He is a wonderful dad and husband. Rosie keeps busy being a mom and housewife and homeschooling the kids.  She is still in the primary presidency and is learning much from all the children in her life.

Aleah just turned 8 this year. She is in the third grade. She loves to create things and is learning to cook. She finished her goal to read the Book of Mormon before she was baptized. She loves to help others and is aware of other's feelings and tries to help other's feel good.  We are lucky to have her in our family!

Kanyon is a fun loving, hardworking boy. He loves to read and create things. He turned 7 this year and is doing mostly 3rd grade work. He finished reading the entire Book of Mormon this year and is working on the Doctrine and Covenants. We sure are happy to have him in our family!!!

Brynlee is such a special little girl. She is often quiet and reflective but is probably our most active girl when it comes to sports.  She's a natural runner!  She loves to get dressed up and make herself beautiful. She is in kindergarten this year and is learning to read.  She is our all-time favorite 5 year old!!

Liberty is our comedian, constantly making us laugh and she doesn’t even try!  She likes to give us her 3-year old wisdom, like, “If you eat too much cars and trucks, you die.” She enjoys doing school with her siblings and is starting to write her letters.  We can’t picture life without her!

Remington’s nickname is Remmy Dee (her middle name) which sounds like remedy, and that’s just what she is!  Her smiles are contagious and her warm hugs will brighten anyone’s mood.  She finally started walking and is now old enough to be in nursery!  We all love this little gem!

We are so glad to be alive and learning the things we are here in Deer Lodge, MT. We have been blessed with a good home, great friends, a wonderful family, and the gospel of Jesus Christ. May you all feel the blessings of family and friends and the love of our Savior this holiday season and throughout the year. 

Merry Christmas and 

Happy New Year 

to you and yours. 

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