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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Christmas letter for 2010

2010 with the Grahams!

This year has been quite the adventure for the Grahams! After a long and hard pregnancy, our first child Carson James Graham was born on May 21st at 11:48 am after a long night of labor. I had no idea how much I was going to love that little baby the second he was in my arms. It was a very overwhelming feeling. Daddy was just thrilled and we were so grateful that he was born healthy and happyJ

Carson has been such a joy in our lives. Scott and I are completely spoiled because he sleeps about 9 hours straight every night, and then another 2, and has done this since he was 3 months old! He is a very happy baby and is starting to crawl everywhere and get into anything he can get his hands on, which keeps mom and dad on their toes! He started on solids about a month ago and absolutely LOVES peaches and pears, but will also eat green beans and sweet potatoes. He loves to eat!

Summer was full of walks and playing outside in the park with Carson and Sydney, while daddy was at work. We enjoyed the warmth and being able to take Carson out and about without worrying about the cold. Scott has really enjoyed his new job that he started in February. He is a Field Technician for Veracity Networks, and gets to set up phone and internet systems at all kinds of commercial and residential places. He really enjoys being able to go to new places and meet new people every day. We are grateful that he has a stable job with benefits that he loves so much. We are truly blessed!

We celebrated out 3 year anniversary in September by going up to Sundance and took a ride on the lift and hiked the trail to the waterfall. It was absolutely gorgeous, and we were grateful to have the entire day just the two of us thanks to my wonderful mother who watched Carson!

October brought Carson’s first Halloween, and he wore an adorable spotted puppy dog costume. No trick or treating this year, but we will be looking forward to that next year! We had a lot of fun with our friends Allen and Amanda Engebretsen making fancy caramel apples and watching Halloween movies.

November was yummy yummy yummy! Amanda and I had quite the adventure in the kitchen making our own Thanksgiving feast, which took an entire Saturday to prepare and completely wore us out. By the time we sat down to my Grammie’s beautiful china and had everything ready, we were laughing and crying and moaning from total exhaustion! But it was so yummy, and we were able to try a bunch of new recipes and we were very proud of them. We had Thanksgiving with Scott’s family at his Grandmother’s house and dessert at my Aunt and Uncle Merril’s house, which was so incredibly yummy and we ate way too much, as always!

Scott turned 25 in November and after a lot of saving, and contributions from family, Scott was given some money to buy a remote controlled helicopter, which he absolutely loves! He has had a lot of fun flying and crashing and fixing it, and is even working on improving it. I am married to such a smart man!

December has been fun thus far. We can’t believe that the Christmas season is already here! This was definitely the fastest year of our life, and we are sure it is because Carson has entered our lives and he is growing up so fast! This month we were able to cut down our own Christmas tree up the canyon east of Heber City with my family and our dog Sydney and we had such a blast! We truly had an ideal time and are so very excited to make that a tradition and do that every year! We are looking forward to all the other events coming up, including the Mormon Tabernacle Christmas Concert on the 16th. We have already enjoyed the Festival of Trees and Christmas Around the World. We are so grateful for all our many blessings. We love this time of year and are so grateful for the birth of our Savior Jesus Christ and his sacrifice for us. I am so grateful for the knowledge that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and who has provided a way for me to be with my family forever. I hope you remember the reason for the season and have a wonderful new year!

Merry Christmas,

Latissa, Scott, Carson and Sydney Graham

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