Here is our 2010 Christmas card letter. It may have lost something in translation due to the formate and name changes I have made for use on the blog. It may be a bit too long for those who don't really know my family. It may be great writing or it may be a lame attempt. But what you should know is that we usually take the writing of the Christmas letter pretty seriously around here. This year we have a newspaper theme and it's the first repeat idea we've recycled in about 10 years of writing this stupid thing. Do I sound bitter? Well that is because it hasn't been mailed yet and I am in the throws of finding addresses, folding paper, getting stamps, wondering why we have 89 people on our list, etc... I will be much better in a couple days. Happy Holidays!
(Our Last Name) Times
Little Girls’s Beat
Little Girl is on the case, with reporting skills like no other 3 yr old we know. Her powers of observation know no limits. Some may call it ‘tattling’ but that is just their bitterness talking. Freedom of the press reigns supreme in this household. In other Little Girl news, she reports that she is enjoying being “home schooled” by her Mother and is at the head of her preschool class. Maybe next year Kelly will be able to cut the apron strings and send her last chick off to school. Even though she is the youngest in the nest she rules the roost!
Ask Big Girl
Big Girl is so thoughtful and she loves giving advice. Just ask! She will solve any problem you readers have. She is also our talented staff artist and now has a claim to fame with a fist full of ribbons, and $16.00 in prize money from our local fair this year. Who cares if the dusty, un-mastered two-wheeled bike still taunts her from the garage. She’s a friend to one and all. Her other activities include piano, girl scouts, and pretending she is a teacher to her many stuffed animals. We adore our Big Girl.
Little Boy About Town
SMMSS (single male middle school student) has recently discovered girls and is not ashamed. He likes hot chocolate with whip cream, digging holes on the beach at sunset, and trying out new dance moves. Anyone interested may find him in the middle school cafeteria each day at noon with a white carnation in his teeth and a peanut butter sandwich he’s willing to split with you in his sack lunch (peanut-allergic females need not reply). In his spare time, he can be found practicing violin or running cross-country. His parents are not trying to get rid of him any time soon.
Middle Boy For Hire
Whatever you need, Middle Boy’s your man. He’s more than just your average handyman. His handy texting skills are unmatched!! He works hard at almost everything he does. He also finds great pleasure in relaxing. Middle Boy’s baking is impressive and he is officially in charge of making our staff’s Sunday afternoon treats. Middle Boy plays piano and lacrosse. He does a good Justin Bieber impression for your next BGP (boy-girl party). However, you’d have to pay him a million dollars first. Hire him now, he needs the money for a new cell phone.
Big Boy News
Big Boy is growing by leaps and bounds and the only thing going faster around here is the food from the fridge. His parents can’t understand where that cute little frog-loving boy went. He has turned into a handsome prince who runs cross-country and plays violin beautifully. He has been known to shave, drive and even date (usually in that order). He will be leaving the nest in a few short years and we will all be crying into our pillows every night when that happens.
T and Kelly
These two have successfully completed another year of parenting together. T ran a marathon in Baltimore. Kelly watched him run a marathon in Baltimore. Both felt very satisfied, but only one still has all her toenails in tact. They are happy to still be together running in the marathon of life, and trying to pace themselves for the long haul!
We hope this letter finds you well and happy. Thank you for your friendship and love. Please feel free to check in with us if you are ever in the DC area. We love visitors! Please visit our family website: www.familyylogg.blogspot.com
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