Sunday, January 24, 2010

Stefan makes us abundantly proud of his many endeavors! After being inspired by “So You Think You Can Dance,” Stefan has begun pursuing several genres of dance. He auditioned for the Utah Valley String Sinfonia and was accepted as a second violinist. He has accomplished a great deal of personal growth with violin. Stefan took an exciting summer trip with grandpa to Carlsbad Caverns, Petrified Forrest and the Grand Canyon. Stefan is in the fourth grade, but is in the fifth grade advanced math class. He enjoys time at scouts, creating extraordinary objects out of legos, playing the wii and spending time with his family, dog and friends. We all recognize what a blessing he is to our lives and how enriched we are by him.
Kendy became a Licensed Practical Nurse earlier this year. She was elected President of the Utah Valley University Student Nursing Association. Kendy became a recipient of the Americorps Service Scholarship. After a long journey and many sacrifices by her and her boys, she completed the UVU nursing program. Kendy and her boys had the opportunity of caring for their Aunt Shelly a couple months this fall. They treasure that time with her; although it was not easy, it was an insurmountable blessing.
On the tenth anniversary of Luis’s employment at Usana, he said farewell to his friends and colleagues and began his career at a different company. He is now the Manager of Regulatory Affairs at Beluga Ventures. He enjoys his new position and is greatly appreciated there.

Britt graduated from BYU with a BS in Marriage, Family and Human Development.
Britt and Bret moved to Spokane, WA where Bret was born and raised. Bret coached his sister's softball league with his dad, while also being an umpire. Bret works fulltime and alo attends college to finish his degree in criminal justice.
Britt went into labor 3 1/2 weeks early, on her dad's birthday, Olivia is born the next day at 4 lbs 12 ounces
Olivia is gorgeous, smart, and a happy baby.

Brice and Angelina have worked at Massage Envy for two years now. Clientele is improving keeping them busy. They’ve been working on their home, two more walls to finish up in the bathroom and install a new sink and mirror. Eventually they will be moving on to the floors of hallways, kitchen, living room and bedrooms.
Angel enjoys reading, she is rereading the twilight saga series. Brice surprised Angel into seeing the New Moon at the Megaplex 20. “We were so ecstatic to finally watch movies in theaters with captions, made possible by reflective ‘windows’ and it are the only movie theater that has Caption in Utah!”

This year Casey realized that his best friend of three years, Ashley McNamara is an amazing girl and feel in love. He has been inspired to make his and her life better. He is the Lead Web Programmer at Envision Interactive. Located in the heart of Dallas, the company has various clients including a TV station that was doing a contest recently that required complex programming that Casey quite enjoyed doing. His work always brings on new challenges. Casey has been attending the Celebration Covenant Church with Ashley and her family. He feels inspired and looks forward to the New Year.

Britt wrote “On Sunday, November 8, my Grandma Bernadine Lujan passed away. She had just turned 73. Grandma was always down to earth. She told you what was on her mind, and was always very genuine.
If you looked up the definition of good ol' home cookin' you'd find her name and picture. She had a great sense of humor. Oftentimes we use the phrase "we've lost a love one" but she's not lost, I know exactly where she is, and because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, I know I'll get to be with her again.


Debbie said...

I loved reading this update about your family. I can feel how much you love them all.

Miss you, Anita!

Ashley said...

What a great family! I love the pictures