The Jeub Christmas Letter 2016

Written by 5-year-old Elijah, our youngest of 16 children

From my family to yours: Merry Christmas! This year my 16-year-old daughter (Tabitha) took the initiative to write our family’s Christmas letter…kind of. She was in a conversation with her 5-year-old son, and she decided to start transcribing it. Check it out.

Jeub Family Christmas 2016

Click to Read Our 2016 Christmas Letter

Adios, Puerto Rico!

What a fabulous week this has been in Puerto Rico. Wendy and I couldn’t have asked for a more relaxing, rejuvenating anniversary celebration. Here are some more pictures I failed to post. 

San Juan

The second half of our week was spent closer to San Juan, capitol of Puerto Rico.

Dr. Dobson’s Poignant Advice: Get Away, No Kids, Alone

For our 25th Anniversary, we're off to the Caribbean Sea

In one of my personal conversations with Dr. James Dobson while I worked at Focus on the Family, he asked me if I ever got away with my wife. “Nah,” I replied. “Wendy and I are too busy with kids!” I thought I was funny, but Doc didn’t.

Dr. Dobson's admonition is perhaps the best advice I've ever received on marriage.

Dr. Dobson’s admonition is perhaps the best advice I’ve ever received on marriage.

Empowering Young People Close Up

Like Paul Ryan and I did in 8th grade, so is my daughter and her class

I was one of twenty Catholic 8th graders who bussed across the country to Washington, D.C. in 1984. It was our class trip, and one of us was Paul Ryan, today the most powerful man in the US Congress.

Chris Jeub and Paul Ryan

Despite the Secret Service photo bombers, Paul and I connected on the 2012 campaign trail in Colorado.

Announcing Breaks

This video shows how breaks are announced at a speech tournament

My daughter Tabitha won a title award at a tournament last weekend. This video shows how “breaks” are announced at a tournament.

Taken at the Centennial State Tournament, Feb. 17, 2016.

Skiing for a Family of 14

A peak inside the financial commitment of Colorado skiing

Though we live in mountainous Colorado, we take only one skiing trip per year. Work, school, debate, and all sorts of life pulls us back to our home in the foothills. Honestly, it is the financial commitment that keeps us from skiing every weekend.

We go only once per year, and though it is costly, it is very much worth it.

Selfie at the top of Monarch Mountain.