Friday, December 24, 2010
“Silent Night, holy night,
Wondrous star, lend they light! With the angels let us sing Alleluia to our King! Christ the Saviour is here, Jesus the Saviour is here!”
We pray your 2010 was blessed! Here are a few Halseth family highlights of 2010:
Joshua doesn’t walk anywhere; he either runs, skips or bounces. He is enthralled with his brother and sister. He had a tractor birthday party when he turned three in November. We all wait to hear what cute thing he will say next. A recent bedtime prayer went as follows, “Dear God, thank you that batman has swords, Amen.”!!! He really is sweeter than words can say, and has a very gentle disposition.
Abby started kindergarten this fall and loves school! This year she has been involved with soccer, gymnastics and swimming. When she grows up she wants to be “a Princess Ballerina Mommy!” She is very good at caring for all her dolls and consistently asks why it is taking so long for her adopted sister to get here. Abby is very social and loves to have play dates. She is energetic and also very kindhearted.
Nathan turned eight in October and is in second grade. He keeps busy with all sorts of activities; soccer, baseball, swimming, football, wrestling, basketball and boy scouts! He still loves to tell jokes. He is an excellent reader and whenever he finishes a book he tells Momma that she really needs to read it too, because it was so good. He is an especially good big brother and plays endless hours with Josh.
Matt loves working with students, leading mission teams and serving in men’s ministry. He enjoyed attending 3 Sonlife conferences in Chicago this year. This fall Matt started working on the house to finish new bedrooms for our adopted child(ren).
Jenni has adjusted to the new 4-day school week, and enjoys having the kids home Mondays. We all loved our August camping trip to Madeline Island and swimming in chilly Lake Superior. She also got to go to 3 great women’s conferences this year!
Our most exciting news continues to be our Ethiopia adoption as we await a referral for either twins or an infant girl. We hope to bring the child(ren) home in Spring 2011!
Praying your Christmas shines brightly with many of His blessings!
Love, The Halseth Family