Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Dreaded Christmas Letter

I actually am sending the Christmas letter...and thought after all my whining, I would post it. I still hate that it doesn't begin to do justice to our family's year...but next year, I am taking a family picture during the summer and doing a photocard!!! I mean it this time!!!!
Merry Christmas

Dear Friends and Family-

Really, if your life has been like ours, it is almost a shock that it is Christmas again! This year has FLOWN!

We’ve had a lot of changes this year...not the least of which is that we added a 3rd girl to our family. Charlotte Abigail joined us this last March. She is a very busy 9 month old, cruising around the furniture, and wanting to walk something awful! She is one of those babies that wants to be big, yesterday. She has lots to do to keep up with her big brother and sisters!

Amelia is a very talkative 3 year old. She is a little old lady in princess skirts. She wants to clean and take care of everyone. She dresses up to go to the grocery and takes her job as a sister very seriously. She is definitely our girl, as she has a complex explanation for any question you may ask.

Elise is taking over the world at school. She is 7 and in first grade. She is thriving and doing great! She is in typical kindergarten reading class and centers. As expected, she is loving reading and doing very well! She got to try out soccer this year, thanks to Top Soccer…and we’ve decided to stay with Miracle League Baseball, apparently her fearlessness does not extend to other soccer players running at her to take her ball!

Gabriel is loving his first year in middle school and is enjoying band! He started out with trumpet and proved his work ethic and got to move to percussion!!! He is loving it! He is wrestling again this year and enjoyed his summer on swim team. Gabriel got his first jobs this summer; he took care of several of the neighbors’ dogs and thoroughly enjoyed his first paychecks! He is growing like a weed, and we worry that we won’t be taller than him much longer!

Ethan was elected chairman of the Forsyth GOP two days after Charlotte’s birth and he is working hard to make a difference in our local politics. You can’t complain if you aren’t doing something!!!

Tiffany is still wrangling kids and loving it! She is looking into teleporting to shorten the wait time in car-lines…We wish…but she does like spending time with the kids…a continuing benefit of her job as a stay-at-home mom. She started a blog: to chronicle the entertaining stories that are our life!

Merry Christmas! May all the blessings and miracles of the season be yours! Luke 2:20
“The shepherds went back to their flocks, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen. It was just as the angel had told them.”

Much Love,
Ethan, Tiffany, Gabriel, Elise, Amelia, and Charlotte


  1. I've always wanted to teleport or be teleported!! That would solve so many logistics problems for moms!

  2. I love the reflections of your life, Tiffany. I pray that the testimony of our lives in 2010 is indeed, "God does amazing things - just as the Gift of that first Christmas promised!"