This is the 2010 Christmas Eve picture. We'll take a new one tomorrow night!
We'll start with Joshua Bruce, because he has the most exciting news of the year with his mission call for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to serve in the El Salvador San Salvador mission.
He will report to the MTC on Jan 25, 2012. We are so excited that he is learning Spanish! Joshua also went to two semesters at BYU Idaho this year, and earned a 4.0 in both. This Fall he was also privileged to be the youngest member of one of BYU-Idaho's elite choirs, the Collegiate Singers (or the "Collegiates", as he called it). He auditioned on a whim, and made it, so he adjusted his schedule somewhat and thoroughly enjoyed this choir, including a performance of the Messiah in December.
Center for Aromatherapy and Education) Training in Utah with Dr. David Stewart, and Young Living's National Convention in Orlando, Florida, which I thoroughly enjoyed. I began teaching Kindness Foot Zone Classes, as well as training others in Raindrop training and VitaFlex training. I love teaching these classes! I made a big change at the end of the year by pulling out of piano teaching, soccer refereeing and assigning, and one of my callings in our Church. Simplicity and focus are some of my goals. Being a Mom remains my biggest joy and challenge, and I'm so grateful to have such wonderful children.
They are a lot of fun, and provide a lot of entertainment.
I love this picture of me and my girls!
For any of you who know Dave Ramsey, we are in the middle of our Total Money Makeover!! For those of you not familiar, I highly recommend his book by the same name.
It is a joy this time of year to focus more closely on our Savior Jesus Christ. To learn more about what we do as a family (and what I do personally) to worship and follow Jesus Christ please visit my profile on mormon.org.
We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Love, Bruce & Lorena, Josh, Joseph, Jesse, Mary, Peter, and Libby - Family of Eight