This is cut and pasted from our actual letter. Hope you all had a good holiday – I didn’t have time to do an actual web site this year, but wanted to send you this letter, in my new journal (posts from 2003-2006 are added from a former journal). Happy New Year 2007! Only change in letter is that I’m now working at home again, just a little. And we got a new hamster! Pictures are on the right at Flickr, taken by us, Brad & John.
CHRISTMAS LETTER 2006
HOUSEHOLD In case anyone missed our news, we moved last fall! Our moving story is here http://www.criscollrj.com/site files/movingday.html and last year’s Christmas newsletter, which never made it to print, is here http://www.criscollrj.com/site files/Christmas05letter.html. Every day we thank God for this lovely house we have been given. It truly is a gift. One of our biggest goals of 2006 was getting a fence for our yard. It was a long wait (end of October until approximately June 24), but with lots of help from family and friends we are the proud owners of this fence.
We also obtained a safety lock for our front door, and sleep easier at night knowing the boys cannot as easily escape the house. We had some close calls early in the year with adventurous boys being beckoned by the lovely schoolyard across the street!
The Lake County flood of July of 06 was pretty astonishing. You can see a picture blog our county made, Continue reading