Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christmas Letter

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all our friends and family! Here’s a recap of the Hawkes family, 2009.

Cassie made a lot of progress this year. We set some goals for Cassie at the beginning of the year, and she reached all of them! She learned to crawl, walk, run, talk, and understand what we’re saying to her. Cassie loves to talk. She labels everything she recognizes (“Daddy’s chair!” “Santa!”), often gives us commands (“Mommy sit”), and asks to do things by herself (“Cassie help” or “self”). Her first week in nursery was earlier this month, and she already loves it. We love being able to pay attention in our classes!

Trevor started his Masters degree in structural engineering in January and will be finishing this coming summer. He took a class during the summer called China Megastructures, and he got to travel throughout China for two weeks as part of the class. He recently was hired by Acute Engineering, a local firm that engineers residential and commercial buildings. He really enjoys his job and the people he works with. He is making progress on his Masters thesis and is excited to only have one class left before he graduates!

I’ve really enjoyed staying at home with Cassie this year and finding ways to fill my time as Cassie grows more independent. I spent some time this year decorating Cassie’s room and some other areas in our apartment, and I read a lot of good books. I also started singing with a choir called Deseret Chamber Singers. I love singing in good choirs, so it has been a very fun and rewarding experience.

Thank you for your love and support! We feel very blessed to have wonderful friends and family. We are thankful for the Christmas season to focus our thoughts on our Savior, and we know that our Heavenly Father is watching over our family and yours. Merry Christmas!


Trevor, Emily, and Cassidy Hawkes