Sunday, December 25, 2016

Christmas Day

Christmas is special this year because it fell on a Sunday. We told kids they could open their stockings and one gift per person before we left for church. We had a nice service at church. Came home and opened more presents. Kids had fun with their scavenger hunt for their final big surprise gift: their Hatchimals! Jade named hers Bubbles and Jack named his Goodie. 
Then we went to Autumn's house for Christmas dinner. Jason made some amazing beef short ribs and kids had fun playing with their friends. 

Carr Christmas Communiqué 2016

Carr Christmas Communiqué

 What a fun-filled 2016 we’ve had in Baltimore! We’ve made great friends here but missed all our friends and family far away!

Jade turned 6 in the summer! She started first grade and continues to excel in school. Her favorite subject is Math. But she also loves reading and French! We love going to her parent-teacher conference and hearing her teacher brag about her. She finished ballet and gymnastics in the spring and started taking swimming lessons at the same swim school where Michael Phelps learned! She’s becoming quite a little swimmer. She sold the most Girl Scout cookies in her troop this fall (thanks to all the nurses on John’s unit being big cookie addicts). She’s lost her two front teeth and five in total. She loves playing board games and Legos.

Jack is turning 4 the end of February. He’s doing joy school with two of his favorite friends. He loves cars, trains, superheroes, blocks, and his toy kitchen. Lately, he’s really into play dough and slime. He loves riding his bike and scooter outside. He also loves the swings on our playground. He loves going to the zoo, the aquarium, the parks, and the science center with mommy. His favorite food is ketchup, with grilled cheese sandwiches on the side.

John has been working as a Psych Nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital for a year. He loves his job and his coworkers. He discovered this beautiful running trail in the woods close to our house, and he’s been running a lot instead of biking. He misses the mountains and mountain biking, but he’s also enjoying the beautiful trees and parks in the east.

Sherry continues to be busy with the kids and keeping our house in order. She’s still teaching online classes for BYU Idaho and loves it. She enjoys volunteering at Jade’s school and spending more one-on-one time with Jack. She still loves cooking and finds creative ways to make nutritious meals for our family. One big event for Sherry this year is she started an online pearl shop with one of her childhood friends. They get their natural pearls from pearl farms near her hometown in China and make them into beautiful necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. Her business has been doing well and continues to grow. Her shop is named XYPearls, and you can find it on J

2017 is going to be a year of change for us, with lots of unknowns and possibilities. We are excited and will keep you updated!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


John, Sherry, Jade & Jack Carr

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Christmas Eve

We had a fun and relaxing Christmas Eve at home. We snacked and played at home all day. Kids each got to open one present. We had a fancy Surf n Turf dinner. Santa worked really hard after the kids went to bed! Look at all the presents. They must've been on the good list this year :-) 

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Season

December is always my favorite month, so much to look forward to! 
Jade had her annual French concert.
We made a Baby Jesus Good Deed box to get into the holiday spirit. 
We made a Ginger bread house from Trader Joe's. 
Jade participated in the annual Kids Handmade in Hampdon Craft fair. 
We saw lights on the 34th Ave. 
We had fun at our Church Christmas party. 
We made chocolate pretzels for our friends and neighbors. 
Jade went to her last school day in PJs and with her favorite stuffed animal. 
We went to an Open house party at the Bishop's house. 
Can't wait for Christmas to be here!! 

Tuesday, December 6, 2016


Mommy and Jade had a movie date and saw Moana! We loved the movie! Can't wait till Jack's old enough to sit through a movie at the theater! 

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016

This Thanksgiving we had all 6 missionaries over for our annual Thanksgiving feast. We made some of our favorite dishes and had a great time hanging out with the missionaries. We miss our family and hope we get to spend the next Thanksgiving with them! 
The day after Thanksgiving, our Christmas decorations are up!! This year daddy went all out with the lights and we love it so much! It's festive!