Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Christmastime

Christmas Eve dinner
 We had a great Christmas Eve!  We stayed in town to attend Christmas Eve service at our church.  We had a nice dinner out, and look forward to celebrating Santa's visit in the morning before we fly to Albuquerque for the weekend!
The tree has been up all month, but she just noticed to tree and presents yesterday!

Family


I was lazy and didn’t include a Christmas letter in my Christmas cards this year.  I immediately regretted it.  So if a letter was to be written this is what it would have said:

Dear Family and Friends,
We hope the year 2014 has be joyous!  Our year was once again life changing as we became a family of 3!
The Sweat’s have had an extremely blessed year! 
The biggest blessing occurred on May 10th when Helena Grace was born!  She came into the world at 7 pounds 15 ounces and 20 inches long!  She’s a super happy baby and is currently crawling all over the place.  We had a great summer!  April took an extended maternity leave and didn’t go back to work until after Labor Day.  The summer was spent with trips to the pool, baby and me yoga, and story time, along with lots of family visitors. 
Chris has been busy with work at Hospital Housekeeping Services and as of December works 1st shift, which he loves!  He enjoys being home in the evenings and quality family time.  He has also started to manage his own Transport department again, and is happy about the new challenge.  Chris had a week long hospital visit in October in hopes to trace his seizure activity.  We pray daily that he’ll go back to being seizure free.  Chris is an amazing and very hands on dad!  He changed all of Helena’s diapers for the first couple of weeks and loves playing with his daughter! 
April enjoyed having the whole summer off to be mom to Helena.  In October she celebrated 11 years at CenturyLink and still supports the Channel Alliance sales group.  She’s amazed at how quickly Helena is growing and loves to make her daughter laugh.  She continues to blog at www.bluesoulam.blogspot.com and loves to go back and read about Helena and life pre-baby!  In addition to everything else, April also started her own business with Younique!  A direct sales make-up company.  She enjoys the flexibility and the additional income is has created for her family.
Helena is pure joy and she is loved so much!  Each month seems to surpass the next with new milestones and adventures!  Right now she is full of giggles and talking!  We think she has “da da” and “ma ma” achieved!  She enjoys bath time and is a great sleeper!  We are so thankful for our beautiful little daughter! 
In January we joined a small group with our Broomfield United Methodist church family, called “First Fridays”.  It’s full of young families and we’ve created some wonderful friendships. 
We had a blessed Thanksgiving with Chris’ family in Kearney, NE and will be celebrating Christmas with April’s family in Albuquerque, NM.   
Our year has been huge and we look forward to what 2015 will bring!
We wish all of our family and friends many blessings and cheers this glorious season!

All our Best,
Chris, April, and Helena

1 comment:

Emily Foley said...

All of her christmas clothes are so cute. You guys are such a cute family! Loved your card and love your letter!