Thursday, December 22, 2011


Dear Friends and Family,
We have had a wonderful year this year full of family, fun, joy and love! What more could a family ask for.
Lisa started the year off right with a long weekend in Vegas with some college friends and had more fun then she thought possible. She also enjoyed her church calling serving with the Young Women and was very upset when they released her a couple of weeks ago. She's enjoyed lots of reading and some Crocheting.
Joe is grateful to have a stable job. He was able to squeeze in one rafting trip this summer which is not nearly enough but he still enjoyed it. He also spent most of the year wishing it was fall so he could be out bird hunting and was very happy when fall rolled around. He Is very excited to be getting himself a little hunting buddy come May.
Adalynn has had some fun this year and has given us some experiences we aren't so sure we enjoyed. She got stitches in her forehead in May and a concussion in December. We also went through potty training and big girl bed training. She loves to help around the house and talk talk talk, and we can't seem to get enough of her! She's so sweet and good and so much fun! We spent lots of weekends at grandparents houses this year which Adalynn loved! She LOVES her grandparents and going to their houses. She doesn't quite understand the idea of getting a baby brother but likes to tell people that Mommy has a baby in her belly and she has food in her belly and Daddy has food in his belly. I sure hope she doesn't think I ate a baby. She is such a smart little girl and surprises us every day with the things she says and does.
We are thankful this year for our wonderful friends and the amazing family we have, we feel so blessed. We are thankful for our Savior Jesus Christ, for His life and His example. This is a wonderful time of year to reflect on the sweet baby Jesus and the man He became. We find joy through him and we hope you can feel of His love this Christmas season. We wish you all the best and send our love.
Love, Joseph, Lisa, Adalynn and Baby Boy Dryden


Jake said...

That photo of Adalynn is so awesome! Congrats you guys!

Kari said...

Love the picture! Congratulations!

James & Heidi Dryden said...

Cute, cute, cute! Love the picture and we're super excited for the new baby! Merry Christmas!