Here’s our 2008 Christmas letter, complete with picture (but sorry, no awesomely bad Christmas sweaters):
2008 in Retrospect
Mr. Dad (aka Daddy)
I still work at the same company and do handyman work on the side. My hobbies include playing volleyball and being the “fix-it guy” for our church’s new building. The highlights of my day are coming home to my girls and watching the Cowboys.
Whine: I will reserve my whine until I see how the Cowboys’ season ends up.
Cheese: We sold our snowcone stand this spring, which was a relief with the sleeplessness excitement of having a new baby.
Sars (aka Mommy)
I still stay at home with the girls. My hobbies include writing, mostly on my new blog and helping with the Women’s Ministry at church. The highlights of my day are snuggling my girls and relaxing with David after the girls go to bed.
Whine: Someday I will not be permanently covered in drool, spit up, mashed cheerios. And when that day finally comes, I’ll miss the “good old days.” I just can’t win.
Cheese: Chloe Elizabeth was born this March!! I have two delightful little daughters.
Big Sis (aka Goose)
I turned three this September. My hobbies include playing with my Little People and playing tea party. The highlights of my day are music class at preschool (we sang Joy to the World at our Christmas concert) and doing crafts with Mommy.
Whine: My mother does not always appreciate my “creative” side. It wasn’t my fault that the __________ (fill in the blank) spilled all over the ___________ (fill in the blank), right?
Cheese: I got to spend a whole week in Michigan this summer. I got spoiled by my grandparents. I swam and played with my cousins. Why can’t we do that every day?
Lil’ Sis (aka Chloe-Monster)
I have bright red hair and look like my Daddy. My hobbies include crawling around looking for hazardous materials to stick in my mouth and riding around in my sling on Mommy’s hip. The highlights of my day are bath time and sister time.
Whine: If my parents expect me to play with hand-me-down toys, the least they could do is put some batteries in them!
Cheese: I’m part of a matching set. I have two girl cousins that share my middle name: Elizabeth Marie (born Dec ’07) and Avery Elizabeth (born Mar ’08). We are a (crawling, drooling, screeching) force to be reckoned with.
From All of Us
Whine: We wish we could see you a lot more often. Really. Because then you could babysit. J
Cheese: We’re so glad to have friends and family like you. And thank goodness for cell phones, the internet and even the USPS to keep us connected.
We love you and hope your Christmas is filled with great joy over the birth of the Savior. . .
But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. . .” Luke 2:10-11