Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Merry Christmas To You All~ Christmas Thoughts from Roger and LeAnn

WISHING EACH FAMILY MEMBER AND FRIEND: A CHRISTMAS FILLED WITH THE LIGHT OF THE SAVIOR’S LOVE; MOMENTS OF REFLECTION ON HIS MIRACULOUS BIRTH AND MISSION; TIMES FOR SWEET SERVICE TO THOSE IN NEED OF HIS MERCY AND MANY MEMORABLE HOURS WITH FAMILY AND LOVED ONES.

This year brought a multitude of blessings and life experiences. In April we were called to serve a part-time mission to the Inner City Project. We are assigned to work in a sweet humble Ward. We have been overwhelmed at the temporal needs of individuals and families in this Ward. Lack of good shelter, food, clothing, and other needs are ever present. Roger and I continue to enjoy serving as ordinance workers in the Jordan River Temple on Saturday Mornings. This is the peaceful moment in our lives where we refill our cup of Living Water. Roger continues his full time work. He often works at home. He is such a good loving man and I enjoy our moments together. I love blogging and have a missionary blog. Entitled Living Waters @ http://lgwilliams.blogspot.com I enjoy Family History work. Presently, I am completing a history of my 98 year old Aunt Della. Thirty one grandchildren and two great granddaughters and have kept us busy with special events. Our grandson Jacob married a lovely girl this year named Dana - adding 3 more great grandchildren. We visited family in Utah, Idaho, Washington and Missouri to attended five baptisms and five Aaronic Priesthood ordinations. In addition, Travis and Amanda adopted a sweet little boy, Layton James, on December 15th. Two days later we were blessed to attend his Sealing to Travis and Amanda in the Rexburg Temple. These are the highlights of our year. 
Love to you all! Roger and LeAnn

Our Family - 2011
Sean and Mary's Williams Family
Back Row - Jacob & Jed
Middle Row - Gillian Jackson, Mary & Joshua, Sean, Jessica, Joseph
Front row - Jeffery and Jonathan

Jacob and Dana Williams

Jed and Jessica Williams Family
Jessica and Baby Lilly - Jed and Jadyn
Travis and Amanda Williams Family 
Back row - Austin, Travis & Kason, Amanda & Layton, Justice & Ryley
Front Row - Ethan & Karli
James and Amber Williams Family
Back Row - Taylor Jo, Amber, James , Christian
Front Row - Averi
Brandon and Christina Workman Family
Back Row - April & Sariah
Front Row - Abbey, Levi, Christina & Faith
Michael and Jenni Thomas Family
Emma, Jenni-Marie, Alyssa, Benjamin and Michael
Dave and Tiffani Adamson Family
Back Row - Dave & Tiffani
Middle Row- Sarah and Michael
Front Row - Kaitlyn & William

Here is my favorite Nativity story  by children ~
 

13 comments:

singing/granny said...

What a beautiful family! Thanks for the Nativity story. That was really special. And thanks for your "internet" friendship:) I hope you have a most wonderful Christmas celebration!!! Melody

Shanda said...

You have a beautiful family, Leann. Merry Christmas to you and yours as well.

Marie said...

A very blesssed and Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family Leanne! Thanks so much for all that you share with us throughout the year. You are a treasure and I love you to bits! XXOO

Sue said...

LOVE these photos of your family. LeAnn. Merry Christmas to every one of you!

=D

PS. I posted my Christmas Eve story today. It's not short, but I think you will like it!

Grumpy Grateful Mom said...

You've a had busy year! But it sounds amazing! I love how you've dedicated your life to service. I'd like to be like that someday.

Your family is beautiful!!! Thank you for the wonderful Christmas wish. Wishing the same to you LeAnne!

Grammy Staffy said...

What a beautiful family you have...each and every one of you.
One of my blessings of this year is meeting you. You are such a good example for me. I am sending you love and best wishes for a Merry Christmas. I've posted my annual Christmas greeting. Drop by if you get a minute. Love, Lura

The Adventurer said...

Cute Nativity story and my kids love listening to it:) You have a wonderful large family and I love seeing their pictures. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year and I pray that next year will be filled with as many blessing as you need:)

Kim-A Creative Spirit said...

You had a WONDERFUL year filled with mission work, lots of family time, and loads of other blessings. Have a blessed Christmas.

Mom of 12 said...

Love all of your beautiful pictures LeAnn. Such a fabulous family. Merry Christmas!
Sandy

Lynda said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year LeAnn, Roger, and family!

I too look forward to working with you in January. What a wonderful year 2012 will be. God is so good.

Darlene said...

I really loved looking at the pictures of your wonderful family and I must say you have some very good looking children and darling grandchildren. I'm sure you all had a great Christmas. We were fortunate to be at our daughter Sue's and all her family, plus our third daughter Nikki was there with all her family. All together we were twenty one.

I also enjoyed the story of the Nativity by the children. It was really special. THANKS

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

You have a beautiful family, LeAnn! I wish you and your family a wonderful and Happy New Year!

Marmee's Pantry said...

What a lovely family. I have to say that I have always loved the name "Jedeiiah" (Jed) & if our 2nd daughter would have been a boy, that would have been her name. Did you know that the Lord, Himself, gave that name to Solomon? It means "loved by the LORD."

Also, about your question at Marmee's Pantry ~ Believe it or not, there's actually a website called Dog Allergies.com! Ha! Click here --> http://commondogallergies.com I would start there, if you don't see what you like there (like too many chemicals), then Google something like "Homemade Dog Allergy Relief" or "Organic Dog Allergy Relief."

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

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