December 25, 2008

Seasons Greetings!

Bowden Family on Sand.jpg

We can't believe another year has come and gone. We didn't even have the chance to go abroad this year! Fortunately we had a few fun trips visiting family in California, New Jersey, Utah and North Carolina.

Scott is glad things are still going well with his job at Intel. When not at work, he enjoys playing with the kids and reading. This summer he spent a week with the Boy Scouts on a 50 mile hike along the McKenzie River, a few hours south of Portland.

Tiffany fills her days with laundry, carpooling, grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning, not to mention taking care of our three children. She fills her evenings with book club, scrapbooking, a neighborhood friendship group and the occasional girls' night out. She enjoys teaching Tyler's Primary class at church.

Tyler (7½) is in the second grade. He loves math and is starting to get more interested in reading, especially the Magic Tree House series. After his homework is done, he has fun building things out of Legos. Fortunately, his two front teeth should be mostly in by Christmas.

Brooke (5) is enjoying her second year of preschool and is looking forward to joining Tyler at school next year. She still loves princesses and all things pink. She enjoys playing with her dolls, especially the one Tiffany had as a little girl. Brooke has had a busy year starting ballet, continuing gymnastics and playing on her first soccer team.

Caleb (18 months) has had a busy year too. He started eating real food, learned how to walk (finally at 14 months!) and started communicating with baby signs. He is all boy; he loves cars, balls and making messes. It is very cute when he folds his arms for prayer. He melts our hearts when he gives his siblings hugs when they are sad.

At this Christmastime we are especially thankful for the blessings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and for our family and friends. We wish each of you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2009!


Scott, Tiffany, Tyler, Brooke and Caleb Bowden

Posted by sjbowden at December 25, 2008 12:00 AM