Saturday, December 20, 2008

Merry Christmas from the Bakers...




Our cards are out and in the mail....and here is the interesting fact filled letter that should have been mailed. My goal was to send the world's shortest christmas letter this year so here goes:

Reid:
Husband, Father, Soon-to-be Grandfather
Stake President
Potato Farmer
Sports Coach and Enthusiast

Lori:
Wife, Mother, Soon-to-be Grandmother
Coach (2 National Championships last year)
Ward Chorister
Studio Director and Costume Coordinater, Bedazzler

Jordan:
Available
Potato Farmer
Concrete Cutter
Returning Student (Thank Heavens...)
Did I mention he's AVAILABLE?

Tyler and Danielle:
Soon-to-be Parents (Baby girl due February 13th)
Almost College Graduates (Danielle in Dec.-Tyler in April)
Hopeful Medical Student (Tyler)
Dance Teacher and Choreographer (Danielle)
Financially Challenged

Mackenzie:
Licensed Driver
Co- Captain of Drill Team
Competitive Dancer
Running Start Student
Hilarious

Easton:
BRACELESS
Football and Basketball Starter (grown about 6" this year)
Avid Snowboarder
Sensitive (and SHY)

We are all happy and healthy and busy. There's a lot less people in the house, but somehow we seem just as busy, and I know we are just as blessed. WE hope for many more years of togetherness and friendship and hope you'll all come and see us this year.

Greetings from Elder Baker in Tanna Vanuatu!
Christmas Poem(written by Quinn)

Yo Nulkan, Nakilea, Mi Save
Yu Talen tru o yu stap giaman pleiplei?
Mi Suve se Jos in I tru
Be Mi Wantem Save Sapos Yu Save tu?
Mo Wokia I blogn karem man I kamaot long tudar!
Misinari Wok I wan wok blong yumi evriwan
Sapos yumi no mekem laef blong yumiidun.
Mi wantem askem yufala blong serum gospelia wetem wawa fren
Mo Mi askem longnem blong jisas kraes, amen.

I know, I know, I know
Do you really know and does it show?
I know this church is true
But I want to know if you know it too?
I like Malekula and Tanna exactly the same
The gospel is true and this work isn’t a game.
Missionary work is for All of us
And if we don’t do it, in who do we trust?
I want all of you to share the gospel with One friend
And I ask this in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

The Christmas season is a time to share the ‘glad tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.’ (Luke 2:10) I love you all and I want all to know I know Christ lives!

Elder Baika

5 comments:

Peggy Dee said...

Quinn wrote a poem? It's a Christmas miracle. God bless us every one!

Kathy said...

Merry Christmas to you. I love Quinn's testimony! I am all for short Christmas letter's!

Ty and Dani said...

I am with Peggy and can't believe Quinn actually wrote a poem. I love that kid and I love you. Awesome letter...I love you and I am missing you right this minute.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Make that three of us that didn't know Quinn waxed poetic occasionally. I love it! It makes me think of him in so many different situations.

Did you say Jordan is available?! I have a couple of friends . . . :)

Your card is such a handsome one. Thanks for posting the letter.

The Gaston's said...

What a cute Family picture!! Your blog is sooo cute. I hope that all is well in the Baker household. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!! :)