Monday, November 30, 2009

Merry Christmas 2009

Merry Christmas to everyone!

We are fast approaching our second Christmas in Enoch. It is amazing how quickly time flies when you don't stop to breathe. We hope all of our friends and family are doing well.

Here is a quick update on what we are all doing now...

Skyler has adjusted to life as a high schooler. He is looking forward to having his braces removed in 2010 (the doctor promised, again). His favorite classes are Men's Choir and Seminary. They have their second choir concert this week. Skyler is looking forward to turning 16 so he can date and drive (in that order apparently). It appears that girls no longer carry cooties.

Sydney is looking forward to being in the state honor choir in Salt Lake, doing an internship at the hospital, and driving again (she killed the car she was driving). She is in two choir classes, a number of honor classes and some medical classes to keep her busy. Surviving pre-calculus is a high priority for the rest of the year. She also is now living in the basement because her new room is finished.

Vicki said yes one too many times (new young women's president). She is still enjoying working at the courthouse in Parowan in the human resources department. Vicki now gets ready for bed in record time since getting her eyes fixed via Lasik surgery. Merry Christmas to her.

Rich hasn't been fired yet from Canyon View High School. He works with some great people and still enjoys showing up each day. November is the off month for Rich because it is in between sports seasons. He enjoyed not eating at Subway or In-N-Out Burger 3 times a week. The doctor reported he is a walking heart-attack and to quit eating at In-N-Out Burger. He is serving as an assistant in the local old-fart group that meets each Sunday.

Smokey, our 11 year old cat, is still alive. Barely. He manages to outrun us when we are chasing him after puking on the carpet or jumping up on the counters to eat our scraps (which he then throws up).

We are trying to plan a trip to Nauvoo in the summer (it is really a disguise to get to go to Cedar Pointe Amusement Park in Sandusky Ohio, but don't let Vicki know). Other than that we don't have any grand plans coming up. Well, Vicki and Rich are going to Las Vegas to celebrate their wedding anniversary by watching Donny and Marie Osmond. Maybe he will dance and show off his trophy he won last month?

Merry Christmas to everyone. We hope you are well and know of our love for all of our fiends and family.

The Nielsen's (Rich, Vicki, Sydney, Skyler and Smokey - at least this week)