Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Letter 2011

Dearest Friends and Family,
Merriest Christmas wishes to you and yours!  Just wanted to send you a yearly update of all the happenings in the Jennings Family.

First and foremost, Tim and I got new callings at church this year.  We got called as the Young Men's President and Primary President (respectively). It's sure kept us busy, but we love every minute of it.  (I think...) Work is great and life is grand. We've had a fun year that has included work, work, church, work, cats, hunting, concerts, some travel and more work and are excited for 2012.

This year has been an eventful one for Jack the Cat.  We start with the new blankie that he got for Christmas from his Grandma Jo.  He enjoys snuggling.  Also, we moved his food dish from the laundry room to the kitchen.  That way he doesn't try to snitch Mommy's dinner quite as much.  Jack has decided to try to be an explorer this year.  He often escapes to his new hideaway under the front porch.  Jack hasn't gone to school yet to learn the three R's as he has no thumbs and is unable to write or turn pages.  We've tried to get him to go to Cat Scouts but he really doesn't like all the structure and the uniform.  He has found a new hobby in trying to figure out how that other cat got inside the new fireplace...or staring at his reflection.  He also enjoys playing with his sister, sharing his Mom's food and being scratched and roughed up by Tim.

As you can see, Lily has been very busy this year holding down the furniture and working on her napping skills.  She is a constant joy to us.  She has excelled in many things this year.  She's become very good at vocalizing her needs and mostly wants. She is also a very talented alarm clock at 6 o'clock in the morning.  Lily has been enjoying all of her Mama's piano students and the attention that they give her. She enjoys hiding from strangers and tormenting her brother.  She's still perfecting her Princess attitude.  She also has not started school as she has no thumbs. We are hoping that she'll start showing an interest in painting as her current favorite television show is "The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross".
As you can see, it's been an eventful year for our family and we are so looking forward to sharing 2012 with you and with our sweet furry children.  Merry Christmas to you and yours,
With Love,
Tim, Katie, Jack and Lily