Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Christmas Letter 2010

Greetings from the Coopers

We hope this finds you all doing well this Christmas season. Hopefully we all have the chance to catch our breath after the hectic year. Seems like it never really slows down. We have been busy with the usual stuff. We spent alot of time watching Hayden play football, basketball and baseball. Thank goodness we enjoy running around watching him play because we did alot of it. Not only did he play on the high school teams he played on an AAU team this year too for basketball. In football they went to state again so that was fun. The day after the state game Mendis, Jeff and I flew to Orlando and went on our first cruise to the Bahamas. We all were there to celebrate Mom & Dad's 50th anniversary. We had a great time and are now scheming to find a way to go on another one!

This summer we went to Park City for our vacation. We loved just getting away from it all for a few days. It was actually the first time we had been there and just fell in love with the place. We spent most of our time watching movies and relaxing which is just what we needed. We went to the Manti Pageant in June. That was fun to see again because it's been years since we had been there.

Probably the biggest relief of the year was Hayden getting his Eagle Scout badge done in time. He finished it with a day to spare even! We'd like to think he can coast now until graduation but we know that will never happen. Hard to believe our baby is 18 and a senior on the way out the door. He plans on putting his mission papers in this spring. Jeff is enjoying life up at BYUI in Rexburg. He takes joy in getting good grades and is still an adrenaline junkie. I think the ice and snow will slow him down a bit now until it thaws. Christina is in her second year of teaching 5th grade in Provo. She loves it and the kids just love her. Ashley and Benjy just had their 2nd little boy last month. They named him Cooper Mendis and he looks just like Rees. Rees is still running circles around us. We love being Grandpa and Grammy but we could use some more energy. Mendis is still as busy as ever. He has tons to do at work running both the engineering and operations departments for the power company. He spends most nights and all Sundays at church. Between work, school and Hayden's games he finds a sliver of time to cut weeds that never quit and watch the Amazing Race and the Biggest Loser with me. I am still the office manager at the eye Dr office and working in young women's.

Life is full but apparently that works for us. We have no idea what is would be like to be bored. Hopefully we don't find out next year when we are empty nesters!! Have a great new year everyone and Merry Christmas from the Coopers.

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