I don't send out a Christmas letter because we just jump on with my moms!
But I thought I'd write one here so our friends and family could get a detailed update of the happenings!
Alex is continuing to finish up his Masters degree in Civil Engineering. He's been working on the project aspect of it, and is scheduled to be finished by April 2014. He finished classes in April 2013 and immediately started driving. Alex chose to go back and work with his dad in the trucking company and will eventually take it over. He is passionate about improving the company and continuing to make it successful. This then led to us moving to Parowan, in June. Alex has loved being back in his hometown. He is so happy in what he is doing. He has also taken on a new role of a dad! He is incredible with his little girl. He is awesome at changing her, playing with her, sleeping with her, and bathing her. He has had a very successful 2013 year.
Becca coached lacrosse again in the spring of 2013 and continued to teach Teen Living at Lakeridge Jr. High. When the decision was made to move, she had to, unfortunately, walk away from her lacrosse team, which was a very difficult thing for her. She has adjusted to small town living and learned the perks of online shopping. She continues to do customer service for 2 companies in the mornings at home, and loves being able to work with her sister. She also started a job with the Utah Electronic High School teaching health. It is a great mom job! She has enjoyed being able to keep her license up. She is not out of the lacrosse life either. She is working with building lacrosse in southern Utah. She also accepted her dream job this year: MOM! It was something she always wanted and she is loving every blow out, spit up explosion, and cry fest. It really is her dream job.
We found out we were expecting our sweet baby on February 28th. After first being told it was a boy, then being told she was really a girl, our sweet Lucy Grace joined our family on November 11th. She came into this world wide eyed and ready to live! She has been a great baby for us. She cries only when she needs something. She loves to move and kick her legs (no wonder Becca's ribs killed the whole time). She is the spit up queen! No matter how much she is burped she will spit up, then get the hiccups. She loves warm baths, especially when dad gives them. She has been a joy and a blessing in our lives and we are so grateful she is here.
We are so grateful for the blessings we have received and seen this year. We have had a great 2013 year and we look forward to see what 2014 has in store for us.
During this season we can't help but think of Christ and his sacrifice. We are grateful for our knowledge of him and we know that if we turn to him we are blessed.
"Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life."