I finally got around to writing our family Christmas letter. I try to make it fun every year - a bit more than the typical "our family is awesome" (although, we ARE awesome, make no mistake about that!). Parts of this poem may not rhyme or fit well because I had to switch out the kids' real names for their blog names. But either way, you're all on my Christmas card list, so here you go. Enjoy! And happy holidays everyone.
p.s. If you would like an actual hard-copy of the picture and poem, I'd love to send you one. Really. All of you. Even if it's just so that you can have more Christmas photos on your fridge than your roommate or neighbor. I'm all about competition. Just tell me so in the comments or send me an email at gerbdonna at gmail dot com.
This year was exciting, fantastic and fun!
Let me tell you some of the great things we have done.
Allen & Coolister came back, all ranting and raving
From scout trips with rafting and camping and caving,
And biking and hiking and canyoneering, too.
There is nothing that these two scouters can’t do!
The oldest 3 kids are involved in all sorts
Of reading and writing and singing and sports.
And basketball’s in the equation as well.
Thumbelina’s(13) in “Annie” and an all-girl choir,
All-a-Boy’s(10) a Webelo who loves a good fire,
He, Thumbelina and Cowgirl are writers of prose
They always impress us with what they compose.
Cowgirl(8) was baptized because she turned 8,
She, All-a-Boy and Princess think choir is great!
Princess(6) loves the first grade and lunchtime at school
She always says ‘awesome’, thinks reading is cool.
Hubba(5) loves trains, dirt and video games,
(And he thinks that Hubba is really his name).
Curly(3) enjoys singing and drawing with colors.
She loves to drink milk and play with her brothers.
Can you believe our happy Little O turned one?
He thinks that destroying and biting are fun.
But we’re always a sucker for when he will come
And snuggle up to us while sucking his thumb.
Allen’s year (in numbers) has been mighty fine.
He’s been alive for 40 and at his current job for 9.
Want to know what’s happening with me; Gerb, the mom?
Go visit gerbsrandomthoughts.blogspot.com.
For you in our lives, we count ourselves blessed.
We wish you all peace, love and much happiness!