Wednesday, December 5, 2012

It's Christmas Letter time!!

Christmas letters - the correspondence we love to hate!!  We've all received examples of what NOT to do.  And even people with the best of intention mess up.

For example, my DD was so excited when she sent out a yearly letter, hmmm, over 6 years ago!  The very special news of expecting the Divine Miss P was at the end.  The letter was long, but it  was chatty and very like sitting down and talking to her.  I was truly surprised by people I met that said they had gotten/enjoyed her letter but no mention of the news!!  We knew they had not read it to the end!!  LOL!  That baby was a surprise to many people who should have known!

I send out a Christmas letter every year, tucked into our Christmas cards.  It's a half page with a picture on the top.  So now - you're all on my Christmas card list!!  Merry Christmas everyone!!

Happy Holidays from the Boyds

It must be December – the winter storms have started in earnest at the coast.  We had over 12 inches of rain last week and a wind that makes Nebraska’s wind look like a gentle breeze!

Miss P started Kindergarten this year and is doing great. She’s the one reading the bedtime stories to me now. Mr M started a speech therapy class once a week.  Riding the bus to school is fun for both of them!!  Mr M  also loves to play electronic games; especially Angry Birds.  Mr D will be two next spring – needless to say, he’s busy, busy!!  He’s starting to put words together – “I you”  is “I love you” and is just as cute as cute can be.

Along with lots of golf, quilting, and time spent with good friends; we started walking portions of the Coastal Trail this year.  We’ve walked 10 miles by Hwy.  But the trail winds around quite a bit more!! A 3 mile trail jaunt took us ½ mile by hwy! But the trail takes your breath away in so many ways!!  We plan to continue on this quest after the rainy season.  I’m happy to report it was another wonderful year on the Oregon coast with kids and grandkids close by. 

Wishing you and yours the best in 2013

Here's some additional pix from Thanksgiving.  

Computer games with Beach Papa

A and M chilling out!

Dinner!  We were also celebrating Mr M's 4th birthday - Angry Birds theme.  Ironic when you're eating turkey, don'cha think!!

Mr M would not smile naturally for any pictures - and we had to wrestle him out of that new Angry Bird shirt!  Go Nana - good present!  PS - that's his robot PJ pants made by yours truly!!

No one gets Mr D to smile like his mom!  Or dad!  Most of the time!

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