Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Claunch Family Year in Review 2009 Edition

As 2009 comes to a close, we wanted to send our best to you at the most wonderful time of the year! What an amazing year we have had! The highlight of the year was finally taking the kids to Disneyland in June. They loved every minute of our trip and we are forever grateful to wonderful friends that made it possible for us to make it happen! We are so spoiled! As for other happenings, here’s an update on each of us.
Avery is in 2nd grade. She turns 8 in April & will be baptized in May! I can’t believe it! She is so excited. She loves to read and does very well in school. She’s very social and gets into trouble here & there because of that, but we figure she is just taking after her Mama so there is no hope for changing that. She reads her Book of Mormon every night & loves reading to her brothers. She loves to write stories & songs. She is such a delight! She has really become my precious princess & we love spending time together. She loves to scrapbook with me & make crafts. We are so blessed to have her!
Evan is 4 and the sweetest boy on the planet! He tells me every day that I am “the best mom in the whole world” & I just hope he keeps feeling that way as he gets older! He is still into his superhero’s and loves to dress up in his spidey costume. He teases his brother like there is no tomorrow & visits his time-out spot frequently. He loves primary and is such a good kid for his teachers. He loves to sing & is constantly asking me to sing to him so he can sing along. He is an absolute joy & we can’t wait to see what this next year will bring.
Carson will be three in February. I can’t put into words the joy this toddler brings into our home!! He is definitely his own kid! He has to be safety-pinned into his pajamas everyday…all day… to keep him clothed. I can’t wait til this kid is potty-trained so I can stop purchasing so much carpet cleaner & laundry detergent for those times he isn’t pinned in safely. He loves to draw & color & is making me pictures everyday. He keeps us laughing & there is NEVER a dull moment with “Ca” around! I enjoy all my moments with him because he just seems to keep growing up. I beg him all the time to stay as he is & not grow anymore… he promises me, but nature seems to take its course with him regardless of what I want.
Jeremy is busy, busy, busy! He loves working at Double M Ag & Irrigation as their controller. The people he works with are amazing! What a fun group to rub shoulders with everyday! This year he also went back to school for his MBA. He is tearing it up at ISU and doing so well in his classes! He is still the financial clerk in our ward and enjoys working with the bishopric on a weekly basis. Due to school and the full plate he has, he didn’t take his bike out too much this year, but he did find a few opportunities to go riding. We also caught a couple MX races this last year, one in Salt Lake and one in Las Vegas.
As for me, I’m still finding any excuse to scrapbook or make cards…or at least purchase the supplies to do so! I have enjoyed saying farewell to day care & now work for an Interior Designer as the executive assistant. I work from home and really enjoy it. I am so lucky to have found something to earn a little money & still stay home with the boys. They fill my days with messes & chaos, but there are a lot of hugs & kisses mixed in. I am still serving as the Young Women’s President in our ward and absolutely love it. Those girls are such an inspiration to me. I feel so blessed to be working with the chosen generation.
We hope you are happy & healthy and finding peace this Christmastime. We are so grateful for our knowledge of the Gospel and for the friends & family whom richly bless our lives. We hope you can take some moments & feel the Saviors love for you this Christmas and bring honor to Him throughout this season.

Lots of Love,
The Claunch Family


  1. It is so great to hear about your cute little family. I'm glad you are all doing so well.
    I've been trying to keep up with my blog so you can go and see how we are doing.
    I'm going to write a little Christmas update on all of us soon.

  2. Merry Christmas, Monica! Awesome blog.