Monday, February 26, 2007


Inspired by family members and friends, I have been trying get our own blog up and running. I had the brilliant idea to get it together in place of a Christmas letter, then, in place of a New Year's letter, then, in place of a Valentine's Day letter. The other day, I realized I'm probably out of respectable holidays to try and substitute for Christmas. And, the one other reason I had to post this blog is coming very soon (3 weeks, 5 days for the exact due date).

In case you're interested on what happened to us in the past year, here's the text from our still incomplete Christmas 2006 card (we'll save the fancy graphics in hopes that 2007's card will actually get done):

In 2006, we experienced a lot of small miracles:
We found out Asher will have a brother in March 2007 (they could even share the same birthday)
Asher’s allergy disorder appears to be well under control and we’ve started food trials.
Nate got a job that rarely forces him to leave town
Nate completed a home improvement project in record time (his new movie theatre room)
Emily started teaching piano lessons (& her students seem to be learning!)
Emily found a way to stay with her Mormon feminist group by blogging (
We all survived our first summer back in Arizona without anyone getting heat stroke or a serious sunburn.
And…we found a house we love and plan on not moving again for a long time!

Wishing you a year of miracles in 2007!

Emily, Nathaniel, and Asher Curtis


Kate said...

Hooray for your new blog! I'm so excited. I've been trying to convince my sisters to start. It's quite fun. Looking forward to seeing you soon! Love, Kate

Susan Jackson said...

Life sounds good! Mormon Feminist blog? Sign me up! Love, Susan (and Will and David)

Michael Clyde said...

Very nice, Emily. Not that I have any familial attachment to the motivation, subject matter, or that really fine picture . . . .

matisse said...

Dear Emily,
I am so happy you will be blogging. I will look forward to updates about your new little baby. I am so thrilled for you and Nate and Asher. I miss Asher. He is such a little sweetheart. I just love him.

Hal Clyde said...

Emily, we are happy to see your blog. We hope have frequent updates so have subscribed though we are not too sure what that means. But, we think it will automatically tell us when you have updated the content. Take good care of yourself and let us know how Nate and Asher are doing. Much love, Granda and Grandpa

Maren said...

Congrats on the blog. Is Asher going to be the substitue poster while you're out on maternity leave?

I would start a blog, but I don't have anything to give updates on except my new houseplants. They definitely aren't as exciting as Asher +1.

Deborah said...

I'm so glad you've entered the personal blogging world -- I love pictures!