Christmas was pretty quiet for us, It was our Children's turn to be with their Spouses side of the family. Jerri, Corey and their children moved out of our house in October after being there for 14 months. So, we did our traditional, go to the Movie on Christmas day. We did get some visitors (our Children) popping in... It was a Nice quiet time that gave us time to reflect. We thought of our Island People and their humble Christmas, The gift of Song is what they gave.
Welocme to Our site
Dad and Mom to 4 fabulous children, Logan, Jason, Skyler & Kindra
Father and Mother in law to the best gift our children have Erica, Jessica, & Tyler
Grandma and Grandpa to 6 wonderful girls: Regan, Addison, Avery, Lundon, Jordyn and Ryder and to one Grandson Ashton .
Friends to some pretty special people and they know who they are!!!
adopted Dad and mom to the Blake Family
With God as our compass, Christ as our Savior and the very special people that are listed here, are what constitute our world!!!
AND WE ARE HAPPY!!!!
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Thursday, December 9, 2010
Our 6 year Christmas Letter. 2010
Dearest Family and Friends, It has been YEARS that we have sent out a formal Christmas letter. Here it is…
January 2004-January 2006 we spent these two years living with Calvin’s mother in Kuna. Verna had a stroke October 2003 and we felt it was our calling to help and take care of her. We put our house in Nampa up for sale and for 5 days and nights a week took care of Grandma Newby, the other two days a week her other children took turns and tended to her needs. After her death in January of 2006 we put our Mission Paper’s in and was Called to serve on the Kiritimati Island, Kiribati, in the Marshall Island Mission. (Originally Hawaii Honolulu mission) We served from July 2006 to March 2008. We then moved in with my mother and step father in Nampa Idaho for the next 8 months. My mother was diagnoses with Lung cancer January of 2007 she was given 6 months to a year to live. She died in July 2009. I will cherish that extra time we got to spend with her as she was not suppose to be here on our return home. In November of 2008 we bought a home in Meridian Idaho. I work as a Supervisor for Boise Pediatrics and Calvin works as a civilian contractor in the Pediatric department at Mt Home AFB.
In July of 2010 Calvin found a mass in his abdomen in August they confirmed it was a Lipo-sarcoma (a very rare Cancer of the fat) and in September he had an operation. November and December Calvin is receiving 25 radiation treatments for it at the Huntsman in Utah and will have another surgery to remove the rest of the tumor (they didn’t get it all the 1st time in Boise) sometime in January or February. We know Calvin is in the Lords hands. We know whom we trust. Your prayers on his behalf would be greatly appreciated. We are thankful for each and every day that we have together and our knowledge of our Heavenly Father’s plan!
Logan & Erica became parents in May of 2004 Regan our 1st Granddaughter was born and December of 2005 Addison our 2nd Granddaughter was born. They lived in California and Utah while Logan was in the Air National guard there. In 2006 they made a move to Alaska where their opportunities were too great to pass up. Both of them went to college and worked for Erica’s Dad in the trucking business. They remain in Alaska still. In May 2010 Both Erica and Logan Graduated from Alaska University. He now is a manager in the Trucking business. Erica is continuing her studies to be a Physical Therapist. Their third daughter Ryder Elle joined their family in September 2010 She made Granddaughter number 6 and our 7th grandchild.
Jason was on a mission, from August 2002 and returned in October of 2004 from Peoria, ILL Spanish speaking. He was the Assistant to two Mission Presidents while serving there. He met and Married Jessica Bastow in Aug 2006 in the Salt Lake Temple. She is a talented Dancer and she has a communication degree from Boise State. In December of 2007 They were blessed with Avery June (granddaughter number 3) and in April 2010 they had another blessing Jordyn Grace. (Granddaughter number 5) They have made a home in Meridian Idaho. Jason graduated with a Business degree from Boise State in December 2009. He is a Manager for APX Alarms.
Skyler Graduated from High school in May of 2004. He finished a few classes in Kuna but is a Nampa Skyview Graduate. He became a Father to Lundon Tyler Newby in January of 2008. She is our 4th Granddaughter. He is the owner of 4 soon to be 5 Boost Mobile Stores in the Treasure Valley.
He has made a home for Lundon and himself in Meridian Idaho. He is quite the handy man and he is quite the Father!
Kindra was the Homecoming queen of Kuna High in 2005 she Graduated May of 2006 from Kuna High school. She moved to California shortly after High school and tried her luck in sales working for her Brother Jason at APX. After the summer she moved back to Idaho. She worked, lived with my sister Jerri and her family and Dated until she married Tyler McAllister in April of 2007, in the Boise Idaho Temple. He is a return missionary from England. They became parents in March of 2010 to our only Grandson. Ashton Tyler McAllister. They made their home in Boise Id. Kindra is going to college and will graduate in May as a Dental Assistant. Tyler is a Co Manager for APX.
Highlights for 2010 are 3 grandchildren born, our Brother in law joining the church, my job promotion at work and our Family Gathering for Thanksgiving in Beautiful Park City Utah where all 16 of us were together there! We feel blessed to have had this time together!
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
We are suppose to be moving today..
life a we know it is changing once again.
after many road blocks we threw our hands up and said.. Jesus take the wheel... and we are now landing in Meridian Idaho... A place far from where I ever expected to be.
We are having the Kids for Thanksgiving and NOW life is going forward.
More later and photo's too now that we have a place.