First...I know you don't have your card from us yet this year. It is sitting in front of me ready to go out in the mail tomorrow. I am sure that I will hear that from some relatives soon "Did you get Jessica and Chris' card? No? We didn't either." Trust us...we didn't forget about you, we still love you, we have just had some other things take priority this year and have not wanted to feel the stress and rush that sometimes happens with this Christmas season. This year we are enjoying the moments that we have together and remembering what this season truly is about. The card will be on it's way soon but here it is and a note below about what we are all up to in the Williams family in case you would like to see it now.
Regarding the card...half of our family doesn't like it and the other part of the family thinks it is "awesome" (Micah's words). Since we don't have 100% approval on our Christmas card we will add a few photos in here for you and see if we can get our approval rating back up to at least 4 out of 5. :)
Chris has had a year of some new things and some old. He went on his 6th missions trip to Sisseton, SD and this year Sidney went with him also. They both had a great time serving the people and churches that are in that community and building those relationships with others as well as completing some projects that they had planned. You can read more about this missions trip at this link. In July, Chris made the decision to leave IBM and went to work for a company in Rochester called LSI. I am not the person to talk to about what Chris actually does at work since I don't understand all that computer lingo that goes on in that tech area of our world. He is adjusting to all of the changes that come with a new job and traveled to California for work as well. Narrow Road Coffee is the business Chris co-owns and he has been working hard on that also. About once a week coffee is roasted based on orders and then delivered or mailed out. If you haven't already heard about Narrow Road Coffee you need to check out their website or Facebook page (see below). Not only is it really fresh coffee that you get to drink but you help out a missionary with each purchase. Chris, himself, has also been working hard these last few months to make some changes...and he is not only getting healthier but is needing to go purchase some different clothes because his old ones are not fitting that great. He is doing a great job losing weight and being healthier and has a new viewpoint on fast food and the normal foods that Americans love to consume.
The past three months I have also been teaching a spin type of class two days a week at 5:45am while the regular teacher was on maternity leave. I didn't realize how much I would like teaching but it really has been one of the best things that I have ever done. The plan is that I will have my own classes two days a week starting in January...and I am very excited about that! I never thought that I would be one of those people that likes to
2012 is almost over...we will miss those that are no longer here with us and treasure those that are still part of our lives. We hope that you had time today to remember the reason for Christmas...that a little baby was born that came for all of us.
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- Narrow Road on Facebook and their website
all pictures...except the one actually on our Christmas card and the one of Quinn sleeping on me...were taken by my friend, Rachel Parsons. You can find her on Facebook here.