Merry Christmas
From the Zamora Family
William, Renee, Philip & Garrett

Bill is retired but struggling to move into the role of full time artist. There are just to many things to enjoy that take up his time. He is finding joy in family scripture study and attending the temple weekly. Sadly, we remember the passing of our family cat, Charlie. He was a faithful and loyal pet for 18.5 years. Bill spent the most time with Charlie in his later years. It was especially hard for Bill to see him go.

Renee is now working full-time at home for RootsMagic, a genealogy software company. She is no longer considered disabled or on Social Security Disability. That has been an exciting change for her. Renee is the author of "Renee's Genealogy Blog" and a new one called "Renee's Christian Life Blog". Her sister-in-law Tami challenged her to post on Facebook a favorite verse for seven days. After that she continued to post daily both on Facebook and her Christian Life blog. She is overwhelmed by the world-wide readership it has obtained. She has readers in countries like China and Saudi Arabia were LDS Missionaries are not yet serving. Being able to shared the gospel is very important to her.

Philip has struggled some after his surgery for achalasia last year. He was extremely tired and had no energy to complete the simplest of tasks. After blood work was done he was found depleted in many essential nutrients. He is on the road to recovery now. Phil attended a class at Scenic View this year and found it very helpful in learning how to work with autism. He enjoys being a teacher in the Elders' Quorum, and has enjoyed attending the temple this year. Phil did complete a huge project of digitizing old videotapes of his grandparents. He will begin editing them this coming year so they can be shared with the whole family on YouTube.

Marie was living with us until September. She became angry at our request to begin paying rent and left. We have not heard from her since. So, we have no idea exactly where she is living. We understand from others that she has a full-time job now and is living in the Murray, Utah area. We feel it has been a blessing to all of us, that she has begun to support herself. We wish her nothing but the best in life.

Garrett is still working for OfficeDepot/OfficeMax full-time. He still works part-time at the Salt Lake City & County building as the City Council Master-at-Arms. Garrett was living on his own most of this year. Once his old room became available again and his lease was up, he came home to live with us. Rent at Mom & Dad's is cheaper than an apartment! He will begin attending Utah Valley University in January for flight training to become a commerical pilot. This will fulfill a life-long dream of his. We are excited about his future plans.

This year we also celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Harris family joining The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On December 23, 1965 Philip, Alice, James and Brenda were baptized. Randy, Renee & Steven were yet to young. This joyous event changed the course of our family for the eternities. We are grateful to these family pioneers. May the legacy continue forever.

We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

May the gift of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ's birth
bring peace and joy into your life.
He is the greatest Gift ever given.

Mohican Grange Hall in Queensbury, New York
Where the Harris family first attended church in 1965.

To remember family that has gone before us,
visit Renee's website,
Harrisena - Somewhere in Time. 
This website has our Family History, Genealogy, Scrapbook and Recipes.

Renee's Genealogy Blog & Renee's Christian Life Blog