Monday, December 21, 2015

Jerry's and Gemie's 2015 Christmas Letter

Dear Family and Friends,

We finally did it!  We had a big Martin Family Reunion in Orlando, Florida this summer.  We sure had a fun time getting together.  This picture lies.  Two of our members had a wedding to attend and could not stay for the big family picture, so Summer Jackman, our photographer caught them separately and has photo shopped them in.  Can you even guess which two?  (It is Chris and Karen on the far left.)

The picture is also already out of date.  We have added another family member.  Sweet little Gemma joined us earlier this month.  She is the only daughter of Camie and Spencer (who already have 4 sons).  She makes 21 grandchildren for us.  We are tickled pink!!!

Another highlight for 2015 is that Gemie realized a lifelong dream and graduated in April with a Bachelor of General Studies (with an emphasis in Psychology) from Brigham Young University.  She couldn’t have done it without Jerry’s help.  In any subject requiring math skills, he was her tutor.  She graduated alongside Christopher (our seventh child) who also graduated from BYU with a degree in Exercise Physiology.

We feel truly blessed this holiday season.  We wish you and yours a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Jerry and Gemie Martin