1.25.2009

The belated Christmas Pics

We had the opportunity to spend two weeks with family for Christmas & New Year's!! And we were also able to see both sides of the family! Here are some pics of the things that we were able to do.

This is my nephew Jacob. He was a lot of fun to play with!My Mom gave my Dad Guitar Hero for Christmas so this is them playing it together!! Oh How Sweet!!

Sorry these ones might be a little blurry. We went to see the lights @ Temple Square as a family. It was a lot of fun. The first pic is of Nick & I. The Second is of my sisters Jessica & Cami & Cami's fiance Isaac. The third is one of my favs is of my "little" brother Ben! (silly Nick is in the background...barely:)) And last but not least a pic of one of my favorite temples the Salt Lake City Temple!

video

This little video is sort of funny. Just don't listen to closely to my voice it sounds sort of funny. This is a video of Nick making Jacob laugh and make funny sounds. It was very entertaining!

This is my oldest sister Jenny & me outside the Mount Timpanogas Temple. And the second is Nick & I of course. We were trying to dodge the three wedding photographers that were in front of us taking pics.

Christmas Treats

Here's a pic of some of the treats I made this year. Thanks Jen for the Santa cookie idea & the peppermint/cany cane fudge idea too! And Thanks to Susan for helping me make the Santa cookies! It was a lot of fun

1.24.2009

The very late Christmas letter

Dear Family and Friends,

As we look back on 2008 we realize that we have seen many changes for the Joyner family. With a brother home from a mission, new nephew, potential niece, and a new sister-in-law we can't believe how much our family has expanded!

Heather has had the opportunity to see her family every three months this year. It started off with a baby blessing and a homecoming in March. The baby blessing was for Heather's sister, which makes it nephew #2 for us. And the homecoming was of her brother, who returned from the Hartford Connecticut mission.

In June, it was the Anderson Family Reunion (heather's maternal side of the family) held in Snowbird, Utah. Heather enjoyed seeing family she hadn't seen in two years or more, not to mention the late nights playing games. Unfortunately, Nick had just started his third season in concessions for the Helena Brewers and missed out on all the fun.

July we celebrated our third anniversary with a trip to Spokane, WA. We had fun eating at diner set to a 1950's theme, shopping, and watching the new batman movie on the IMAX. We also found out that one of Nick's brother became a foster parent for a little girl and is currently in the process of adopting her.

We added a sister-in-law in August when one of Nick's younger brothers got married in the Rexburg, Idaho Temple. It also turned into a mini-family reunion for Nick's family that lives in the west and his mother met them in Rexburg.

In September we made a surprise trip to Utah to visit family of both Nick and Heather's. And in October, Heather's parents came for a visit. We took them to the old Montana Prison, and up to the top of Mount Helena.

Heather is still working at the Cancer Treatment Center. For the most part loving her job. She loves working with the patients and seeing them overcome this trial that they have in their life. It gives her great strength to realize that life has a lot to offer and we shouldn't take it for granted.

Nick is still serving as the Elders Quorum Secretary, and Heather has just been called to Cub Scouting after serving all year in the nursery. She looks forward to going to Relief Society and figuring out what happens in Cub Scouts.

As this year comes to an end we hope that this season the Lord will bless you and your family with much happiness and joy.

With Love,

The Montana Joyner’s

1.21.2009

Way too Long!

We'll I guess I should post some stuff since it has been way overdue. First here is a pic of the wreath and swag that I made, with my friend Aimee, before Christmas. I will put up some pic of our trip to Utah but they will probably be in a different post.