A Merry Christmas Letter and Pictures

First of all we hope everyone had a very, Merry and Blessed Christmas. We would also like to thank all of our readers and Shaklee customers for their support and business, and pray that everyone has a Happy New year.
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The last several years we have not been able to send out Christmas cards. (I love getting them and feel bad that we have not done it ourselves.) I have sent out Christmas pictures on email a couple of times and once, I actually put together a PowerPoint presentation and sent it via email. I just can’t seem to get everything ready for Christmas and get cards out. So this year I thought I would send a Christmas blog letter, and since the true 12 days of Christmas starts on Christmas day, I thought it is the perfect time to do this.
We have been very blessed this past year. In February we had our 12th child. She is 10 months old now. I can not believe it! She is now crawling everywhere and pulling herself up by furniture and walking around it. This also means she is able to get into a lot more. (lol)
Here is our oldest daughter, Bonnie (House of Grace), who is now a Senior Coordinator with Shaklee, with her husband and their 3 children.
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Our son, Douglas, his wife (White House, Black Shutters), and 2 of their children.
Here is their new born, baby boy (12/26/11).
Our third oldest, David, started teaching high school math this past fall at a local high school.
Our fourth oldest, Elisabeth (Beauty Blondie), is a cosmologist and  is working at a solon, and is now a director for Shaklee.
We are continuing to homeschool the rest of the children with the great help of Mother of Divine Grace School, which is accredited school out of California.

We have three that are doing well in high school.
Daniel (17)
Michael (16)
Hannah (14)
All the other kids are working hard at school, dancing, singing, serving at church, and/or getting ready for spring sports.

Rachelle (12)
William (10)
Thomas (7)
Johnathan (4)
Mary (10 months)
My husband started a new job this past September, which is going well, and it is nice to have a regular income again.
While my husband has been out of a job for 2 1/2 years, due to outsourcing, we have bought a couple of houses, refurbished them and then resold them. We have one that is currently listed on the market. We have also done some side jobs for people, which has helped. We are thankful to have had our Shaklee business and our much appreciated customers during these tough times.  I don’t know what we would have done with out it.
Family photo 2011-11
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We hope all of you have a safe and prosperous New Year!
What do you have planned for the New Year?
Parents of a Dozen


  1. Thank you for everything you do for us mom. You're the best!
    Elisabeth @ BeautyBlondie.com

  2. You have a beautiful family! Hope 2012 is full of great blessings for you & yours!

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