Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas 2009

Dear Friends,

We rejoice with you in commemoration of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and our hearts are filled with gratitude as we are surrounded by loved ones. We treasure the memories we have had with each of you, many of whom live across the world. May your celebration this season find you in good health and with much joy and happiness.

With love and appreciation,
Reid and Diane

Christmas at the Robisons:

"When what to our wandering eyes should appear..."

in our back yard

We are ready for Santa!

With a Caribbean flair

Here is a peak at what we've been up to this year:

We completed our mission last July and returned home...

...not to rest, but to enjoy our 15 grandchildren including our 5 new baby boys!



We miss our mission, but have plenty of new challenges. Reid teaches organizational behavior and Book of Mormon at BYU. Diane is immersed in her new church assignment.

Here is an update on our family. Thanks to, Karenin, for these fabulous pictures!

Joelle and John's Family
John is still loving dentistry, Joelle is busy being a fabulous MOM and tennis star






Justin and Lisa's Family
Justin is completing a PhD to go with his MBA and MD - an eternal student. Lisa survived her first year with the twins. She is amazing!




James and Henry

Jenny and Jason's Family
Jason is working at and teaching pharmacy. Jen has a fun new internet kids clothing business - Taylor Joelle designs

(This is last year's - we need a new picture!)




Jeremy and Karenin's Family
Jer just started an internet business. Karenin takes fabulous pictures and has a photography business



Jamie is finishing his English degree at BYU and living at home with us- YAY!

Last July we made the transition from stepping off the plane at the conclusion of our mission to entering the world of in-person grandparenting....we miss our mission so much...but absolutely love being surrounded by family. The great message we and our fabulous missionaries took to the people of the West Indies is that it is all about family!


  1. Great fun to see your family and learn a bit more about them! Jean McGhie

  2. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely family with me. What a blessing. What great parents.

  3. Loved the pictures...they are fantastic! You have such a beautiful family and it sounds like all your children are "go-getters" like their parents!!!!
    Thanks for sharing! I have let my blog slide...now I am motivated to get going on it again! I need to start by changing the name!

  4. Your grandchildren are adorable and the photos are fantastic! I am so glad you both can be home now with them. Merry Christmas.

  5. It's great to see your family and that they are all growing up strong and healthy. Tell Sylie Merry Christmas for me. Thanks for everyting President and Sister Robison, I sure love and miss you both. Take care and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

    Spencer McDaniel

  6. This was fun to become acquainted with your wonderful family and learn more about you.

    You've been a gift for me this year. I look forward to learning more from you in 2010.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Mary Cook

  7. Beautiful photos of your beautiful family. I see the Robison in every one. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  8. Thanks for the wonderful photos of beautiful family. I followed your blogs all the time, have a son who is now serving at St. Vincent, but it was your photos that takes me to the West Indies Mission.

  9. What a beautiful family. It was fun getting to "know" you all better and to see the darling families. We, too, had a wonderful Christmas. Look forward to seeing you in April.
    The Roses

  10. It's great to hear from you, Reid! Your family is beautiful! Are you still working at the Alumni House now that you're back from your mission? Glad to hear you and yours are doing well.