For those of you who read my blog but did not get a Christmas letter
The economy staggered, then fell flat; and it’s been a bumpy ride.
Our family now has three adults, since Brennan turned eighteen.
For now he’s loving his senior year, and time is flying by.
Kristi’s enduring her junior year, mostly with a smile.
She played tennis again this year, and keeps our piano in song;
Austin is growing and changing fast – that comes with being thirteen!
Austin played soccer in the fall and made the all-stars, too.
Dallin is ten now, believe it or not, leaving childhood quickly behind.
He is playing bball too, with his trusty Coach Dad calling plays.
Keith needs a break; a nice long vacation, to unwind and renew his vigor.
Instead he says yes to all who ask, and his plate just keeps getting bigger!
He spends time with the 14 and 15-year-old scouts - camping, biking, and more;
He works snack bars, sings at church functions, and serves on professional boards.
Karen has joined the ranks of moms who work outside the home,
But only part-time, at a local school, so there’s no cause to moan.
She enjoys her job, but better than that, she’s home when the kids are home.
And that makes her happy, and feeling okay, for she has no desire to roam.
All is well at the Shaffer’s house, and we hope you can say the same.
We hope the New Year will bring your desires, be they health, fortune, or fame!
We wish you all a joyful season, full of family and friends and love
And pray that you will feel the peace that comes from God above.