Merry Christmas! Our 2010 Christmas Letter

23 Dec


What a year. We have been incredibly blessed this year, but we have also been through some challenging times.  Through it all we continue to see God’s hand at work in our lives over and over again, both in the sorrows and the joy.  This year for our Christmas letter we decided to list a few events from each month of 2010.


  • Anna’s dad passed away
  • We got new carpet
  • We finished the playroom


  • Dustin spent a week in the hospital
  • We got a new furnace
  • We spent a weekend at a cabin with our small group


  • Anna got a promotion at General Mills
  • Dustin finished his Man Room in the basement


  • Elliana was born April 1
  • Anna’s mom stayed with us for 2 weeks
  • Lydia turned 2
  • We got a new water softener


  • We expanded the garden and planted asparagus


  • Anna started selling Premier Designs Jewelry
  • Dustin had a work party on the 50th floor of the IDS building


  • We spent the 4th in Ripon visiting family and friends from Brazil
  • We went camping in Okoboji
  • Took a second trip to Ripon for a memorial service for Anna’s Dad


  • Lydia potty trained
  • Dustin rode his bike in the Dairyland Dare
  • We went camping in Bayfield, WI


  • Anna & Ellie went to Indiana to visit friends
  • Anna became a full time stay-at-home mom


  • We painted the upstairs bathroom
  • Our family visited for Elliana’s dedication
  • Annual Stout girls weekend at our house


  • Drove to Iowa to have Chick-fil-a
  • Anna sold items at Bethlehem craft sale


  • Spent time with loved ones


We hope and pray that you have a blessed and joyous Christmas and New Year.


Dustin, Anna, Lydia and Elliana Hershberger



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