Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! We hope everyone had a nice Christmas this year.  Now for some highlights from our Christmas festivities. We are enjoying a Christmas with no snow in Estonia, it makes driving easier.  We opened up our presents early because we didn't have room to take them with us to southern Estonia.  We got lots of nice things, thank you Mom and Dad!  We really enjoyed church on Sunday.  We had a lot of nice music and nice talks.  Then we watched the Christmas Devotional.  After that there was a really nice lunch.  We had a record number of people there, we hope it will help us get a nice addition to the Tallinn chapel. 

It is hard to believe that 2014 will be here soon!  2013 has been an awesome year for us.  Matthew loves his job and has enjoyed being a lecturer of International Relations and not just an assistant of International relations.  Matthew enjoyed going to a conference in Norway, it was great that Mom, Dad, and Lynne came as well.  He has also enjoyed the success of the 49ers this year.  Matthew has also loved Amazon Prime and all the Star Trek the Next Generation that we can now watch. Best of all is being a father for the first time!

Maris has enjoyed driving and loves our new car.  The car is only new to us, it is 14 years old but it only feels like it is 10 years old!  She is excited about reading again after getting a new Kindle for Christmas. Maris also loves Amazon Prime and all the Star Trek Voyager she can now watch.  Maris enjoyed her editing job but was more than happy to give it up to be a mom.  After 9 months of being pregnant she was ready to welcome our new baby into our family. We are both happy to have such a beautiful baby!  Special thanks to Mom and Dad who came and helped us out in October, it was just what we needed!

Our baby is calm, peaceful, funny, and growing like a little baby should. She loves to smile at her Mommy!  She enjoys being a dual citizen of Estonia and the US.  She also loved the visit in October from Mom and dad, her favorite is the vibrating chair that helps her fall asleep in no time. 

We both really enjoyed the youth camp in Latvia in the summer.  We also have all enjoyed living in Keila, moving here has really been awesome.  The new trains are beautiful and make the commute to work a pleasure. 

2014 will be an exciting year, if everything goes according to plans it will include a PhD defense, a summer trip to Idaho, and a healthy happy baby growing up into a toddler!  Can't wait. 

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