Friday, December 5, 2014
Christmas Letter 2014
Hard to believe we're writing our second Christmas letter as a married couple. It doesn't seem like one year since our last letter but when life is busy it seems to fly. Last year was full of so many big, exciting changes in our life. On the other hand, 2014 was a year of getting used to our new normal and while that doesn't seem as exciting we really love our new normal.
That being said, Christine had a full 2014. She began the year by writing and directing our church's Easter passion mime. She did an excellent job (Matt's opinion) and the shows were a success. For the second year in a row Christine graduated, this time in August from Allen College with a B.S.N. Soon after graduation she passed the boards and in October got her dream job as a labor and delivery nurse at Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo. Besides all this she's picked up quilting as a new hobby and is in her second year as one of the youth leaders at our church.
Matt still enjoys working at KWAY where he has been for five years now. He works as a morning D.J. from 5:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. every week day. He also does play-by-play and called roughly150 games this year for football, volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball and softball. Matt also is in his ninth year as a youth leader at our church and just recently began serving as an elder at the church, too. On top of all that he also enjoys being a member of the Waverly Jaycees.
This year we got the chance to go to a number of weddings include the weddings of Matt's brother and sister. We also went to Christine's Grandma and Grandpa Lind's 65th anniversary. So, our travels for the year consisted of weddings, anniversaries and a lot of time with family.
As we look back on 2014 we can't help but thank God for all the ways that we've been blessed. We have so many reasons to be thankful. You are one of those many reasons. We thank you for your prayers, support and friendship this year. We hope 2014 was a great year for you, too. We wish you a merry Christmas and a happy 2015!
Matt and Christine Ray