Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas letter

Here's my Christmas letter for those of you who didn't get one. Please don't hate me, but I only mailed out about 10-15 cards/letters this year mostly to family. If you didn't get one.....I have extra if you really, really want one. I know, I're all waving your hands saying that you want one. Ha! I downloaded my card from here and put my own pictures.

December 2009
Hello All!
We hope you have had a great year. It’s hard to believe that it’s almost 2010 already. Where has the time gone? We’ve have a lot of fun over the past year.
This past July Klaire Riley Alma was born on July 31. She was the smallest of our babies…only 8 lbs and 7 oz. (Mommy was very happy about that.) She has been such a joy to our family. She’s all smiles and such a good baby.
Makenna has entered her terrible twos. She’s been showing those to us every day. She’s finally decided it might be more fun to talk instead of simply pointing and saying, “uhh…uhhh.!! However, she’s always ready to give us a smile and a hug whenever we need one.
Kaleb is five and has started school this year. He’s been telling people that h e’s going to be a pirate when he grows up, so he doesn’t think that school is that cool.
Jakeb is in first grade and loves to build. He’s also been losing his teeth left and right. He’s hoping that at Christmas he can say, “All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth.”
Luke is in third grade and is famously known for loving games. Luke is also always willing to try something new. He loves to ride his bike, climb trees, and play on the computer.
Blake is in fourth grade and is talking about being an archaeologist when he grows up. Right now his dream is to go to Egypt and discover some more pyramids.
The kids are all involved in Master Club at church and singing in the children’s choir. It's so fun to hear them sing. They are also doing well in homeschooling, and they will all agree that their favorite day of school is co-op. Co-op is when a group of homeschooling parents meet together and offer different classes for all the kids. Kids love it, and so do the moms.
This year we were able to take our first family vacation. In September, we went to Disney!!!!! We had such a great time. We visited Magic Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, and toured the Orlando area. We stayed at an awesome resort and the kids played in the pools there whenever they got a chance. Everyone wants to go back next year too.
Another exciting part of the year was when God blessed our church with a new building. Morning Star Baptist Church ( has their new home. It was finished in October, and we’ve been loving it ever since.
Marshan has been keeping busy with homeschooling, co-op, Master Club, and leading children’s choir; not to mention just chasing after six kids. It’s crazy some days, but it’s a lot of fun.
Eric is still working at Fisher Design. He’s recently started a side business out of the home selling mortars for fireworks. Between family, church, Fisher, and mortars he keeps busy. He’s also keeping track of how many days until Fourth of July – 197 days!!!
Regardless as to how busy we are, we can always make time for family and friends. We would love to see any of you if you are ever in the area. If you ever want to check out what’s going on in the Alma household, we invite you to check out our family blog:
We also hope that you all remember the true meaning of Christmas about how God is good and sent His only Son to earth as a baby to make a way for us to go to heaven one day. Jesus truly is the reason for the season.
Merry Christmas!
The Alma’s – Eric, Marshan, Blake, Luke, Jakeb, Kaleb, Makenna, and Klaire

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