Hello, Hesperia. Merry, merry Christmas to all of you! The last few weeks have been hectic but I love the Christmas season.


I enjoyed decorating the house, baking, listening to Christmas music, all the activities I attended and how much my family and friends mean to me. I realize more than ever how valuable life is and to treasure it. Try to enjoy life now matter what it throws at you.


Putting my column together for December was so much fun. I asked a baby, a toddler, a young man and a newly married couple what Christmas means to them. Enjoy their comments and pictures and again, have a blessed Christmas.


Love, Charlene.



Jace Fast


Well, I'm Jace Fast and 15 months old. I tried my best to talk and Charlene will translate as best as she can. Charlene said I have beautiful blonde, curly hair (I'm blushing). I love to watch the lights at Christmas and feel so protected when my dad is holding me. I know that my dad is in the picture with me and he told Charlene he's glad to be off work to be with family. He said for everyone to enjoy their kids they grow up by example. My mom and dad are Melanie and Rey Fast and my daddy is a nurse at St. Bernadine's Hospital



Emree Fast


Hi, I'm Emree Fast and I'm 3 years old. Charlene says I'm very soft spoken. I'm excited about Christmas. Santa drives a car (that's what I told Charlene). I hope he brings me a Jingle Bell watch. I love my family and love all the pretty lights. I love my heavenly Father, too, and hope I'm a good girl so Santa will be happy with me.



Danny Ferrato


I'm 22 years old. I'm looking forward to spending time with my family. Some have moved away and we will all be getting together for the holidays. Celebrating the birth of Christ is very important to me and my family. I'm looking forward to finding just the right girl for marriage and to build on that foundation together. Merry Christmas to all of you, and I love you Mom and Dad.



Heather and Kris Thogersen


We are newlyweds and celebrating our first Christmas together. We were married July 9, 2011. We are very excited about our first tree and decorating it. We also got a new home and are looking forward to working on it together. We are excited about getting gifts for each other, and being with our family. We both want to find ways to make each other happier. Merry Christmas everyone!