Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas 2015

Merry Christmas!

It's that time of year for a little update.

Nick is finishing up his last year of residency for Pediatric Dentistry in Rochester, NY. His little patients seem to love him and he's doing fantastic work. We are all in awe of him and his mastery of the profession he's chosen. He's serving in scouts and is also teaching in Elders Quorum. He and Emily are looking forward to "real life" with anticipation and fear.

Emily is busy as a stay-at-home mom. She is mastering League of Legends and also teaching in Relief Society. This year she started running and has been loving it. In May, she and the 3 older boys had fun "running" in the Color Run. She loves doing laundry, dishes and especially cleaning toilets!

Cooper (13) is serving as president of the Deacon's Quorum. He made High Honor Roll at his middle school and is active in Boy Scouts. Cooper is on his 7th year of piano and 3rd piano teacher. He's 13. He knows everything.

Sean (12) also made honor roll and is loving boy scouts! His active imagination and curiosity keep us busy answering (or dodging) his constant questions. He LOVES to practice the piano. 

Mason (9) is also enjoying being a cub scout. His giving, loving nature makes him a joy to have around. He's a bit goofy, but chooses his friends wisely and surrounds himself with goodness. He has chosen to play the viola, and we have been impressed by his fast progression.

Rand (3) is sweet and obsessed with electronics. We've had to cut him off, but he will jump at the chance to play Minecraft with his "bro bros" or steal a family member's phone.

Briallen (2) is all noise and all girl. She never lets us forget that she's around. She's adamant about getting her way (we're working on that). Briallen potty trained herself a few weeks before she turned 2 because she knew mom couldn't handle it. She loves Peppa Pig, her dolly and minions.

We have made such wonderful friends in Rochester and it will be difficult to leave in the summer. We live under the abundant blanket of blessings that have been raining down and have a first-hand view of the Lord's hand in our lives. May we all focus on the good the He brings as we celebrate His birth. Hugs to all!

--The Gibbons