Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Our "Christmas Card"

Dearest Friends and Family,

Merry Christmas!!

We are so grateful for the gift our Savior.

"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 have had quite a year. We’ve had many trials, but more blessings. Suzy’s dad passed away which was VERY hard. But it strengthened our testimonies of the Savior and the resurrection. We know we will be with Grandpa Harold (and Grandma Olga) again thanks to the Savior. Craig was laid off, but we were blessed to have enough work to tide us over and then he was invited back by the district that laid him off, but to a different and better school. In the summer, we had a wonderful vacation to Sequioa National Park. Suzy continues to home school the older girls-- Bella, 9, and Olivia, 7. They started horseback-riding, continue with piano lessons and they love both. Cecilia, 4, took a ballet & tap class this fall which she really enjoyed. The class ended with a tap performance to "Woody's Roundup," which was adorable. We were honored to be asked to be Mary, Joseph, shepherds and an angel at our ward Christmas party. Suzy got to sing lullabies to baby Jesus. Look at Ceci sucking her thumb! Suzy got called to be the ward choir director and planned the Sunday Christmas program which was a big challenge for her (much to learn!) With divine help, the choir and program were beautiful! We are a blessed family and wish you all a very Christ-filled Christmas! Much Love, The Gallups

To those of you who send us Christmas cards: Thank you! We love them!!

"Thy gentle head shall wear a crown
For thy Father is the King
Thy tender hands so tiny now
Have blessings great to bring
Let all creation join my song
For peace and love this night are born
Lullaby, lullaby my little one
Lullaby my child so dear"

We love and miss Grandpa!!


Brenda said...

Beautiful Family! Go Miss CHIOR DIRECTOR!!

Melisa's school updates said...

Beautiful pictures Suzy, thanks for sharing them!

Love and hugs,
Melisa Nielsen

Amanda Elton said...

Those girls are so cute I could eat them up! Merry Christmas to you!

susan said...

Oh Suzy, what a year! You are so amazing, inspiring, and strong!! I Love you, and I love that Ceci thumb picture!

cynthia said...

Beautiful Christmas Pictures!!! I am so glad you made a great Christmas program and now it's over!!! Have a merry and relaxing Christmas! Love you!

Lisa said...

Merry Christmas, my dear Suzy and family. What adorable pictures.

Lisa Busch