If you don't get a letter, please don't consider yourself snubbed. I've got too much to do and didn't have time to address more envelopes and we didn't want to spend more money on stamps than necessary so we sent cards and letters to people who aren't in the digital age yet :)
Here's our update--though if you read the blog you already know all this and more!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our family and friends! It has been a wonderful and exciting year in the Denton household, full of ups and downs and in-betweens! Of course, with a one-year-old and three-year-old how can life be anything but exciting? We pray that each of you is able to find things to enjoy this holiday season and in the year to come—whatever it may bring.
Justin continues to work in the IT department at Watson Electrical Construction Company. A round of layoffs this year reminded us to count our blessings for his job and we are so blessed by his continued employment. Justin continues to play trumpet in our church orchestra. Elijah is so proud of his daddy and loves to hear him play on Sunday mornings. The orchestra adds so much to our worship and we’re all glad Justin can serve God with his talents.
God continues to bless us and allow Covey to stay home with the children. Most days she is thrilled to spend her time elbow deep in glitter, play dough, toys and books. This fall she has become active in her mother’s group-MOPS-helping as a small group leader. Covey also teaches cake decorating one night a week at the community college and continues to improve her skills keeping all of Elijah and Lydia’s friends flush with birthday cakes.
Elijah turned three this past August and continues to amaze us daily. This past summer he learned to swim and jump “in the deep” solo. He continues to love being our special kitchen helper and has graduated from simply dumping in ingredients to mixing with an electric mixer, and chopping and peeling veggies. He loves to build things with blocks of any sort and delights in “playing pretend,” much to the confusion of his little sister. Elijah is thriving in preschool and goes two mornings a week. He is such a social butterfly and has scores of little buddies he likes to play with.
Lydia is blossoming into a little lady. She turned one in May and waited until everyone was at her birthday party to say “Mama look!” and take off running—forget walking with wobbly first steps! She is our little monkey and I have found her on top of the refrigerator, the dining room table and her brother’s bunk bed. When I hear her shout “Tada!” I immediately start looking for her up on something dangerous. Lydia is a huge fan of her brother and tries to copy everything he does. She mastered floating, bubble blowing and going under the water this summer and had a blast both at the pool and the beach.
This season is especially exciting for us all as we’re eagerly awaiting our third blessing due any day now. Daughter #3 is officially due to arrive on New Years Day but we are hoping for a slightly earlier arrival (Tax break!!).
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
-Justin, Covey, Elijah and Lydia Denton!!