Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas from the Gallups!!

We finally sent out a Christmas email this morning. I used to always send cards, usually handmade, but as life has gotten busier, I've realized the cards stress me out too much!! So I sent an email last year and now this year. Here it is, because if I didn't send you an email, then I'm sending YOU this message now!

Treasured Friends and Family,

Merry Christmas!

How we love this time of year when we can celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. How grateful we are to Him for His sweet humble birth, His perfect life and example, His vital teachings and especially His atoning sacrifice.

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." John 3:16

We are a very blessed family. Life can be full of challenges, but also, full of many blessings and we strive to focus on the blessings. We have a family blog which tells you much more than a Christmas letter could. It's not always up-to-date, but if you would like to see our happenings, you can check it out here:

We are so grateful for the blessing of dear friendships. We sincerely wish all of you love and peace at this time and in the coming new year.

With much love,
The Gallups
Craig, Suzy, Isabella, Olivia, and Cecilia

P.S. Please forgive us that we really like sending emails for Christmas! (Especially to those of you who have taken the time to send us such gorgeous cards with beautiful family pictures through the mail.) We love your cards and hope you'll keep sending them. We have just realized that we get too overwhelmed by the thought of them. Life is so busy! Please feel the love that is coming through this email! :)


Natalie said...

U guys are the cutest family, ur daughters are gorgeous! luv the fam pic!

Brenda said...

Merry Christmas! Maybe I'll do New Year's Bog.