Dear Friends, Family and Internet Buddies,
We started 2010 overworked, overtired and with a nine-month-old giggling maniacally with every new method of destruction she discovered. We’re ending it overworked, overtired and with a 20-month-old laughing uproariously with every breakable object she throws and tail she pulls.
The year in between has been anything but boring.
Tori learned to walk and talk, of course, but more interestingly, she perfected the art of headbanging (my inner metal head was proud), completed a month-long bath strike, and did duty as a human chew toy. She briefly cultivated a love for broccoli and experienced life at the end of a leash.
And now? She’s trying to bribe Santa into bringing her more presents by flashing mommy’s cleavage at him (her daddy approves of her methods).
Amber had a pretty interesting year too. She spent the winter on all sorts of lovely prescription painkillers before undergoing not one, but two super fun surgeries. Why? Well because she wanted to know what it would be like to laze about in bed for days on end and be waited on hand and foot, of course (sadly, her husband never wore the french maid outfit she bought him).
In August, she impersonated an Important Blogger and ran off to New York City to play. Brian was a little worried she wouldn’t come back, but fortunately her money ran out rather quickly and she arrived home right on time. In October, she officially became an Old Lady, and is ending the year on almost as many prescription medications as she started it—minus the fun painkillers.
And through it all, Brian has kept the family on an even keel, issuing pep talks and sarcastic jokes as needed, and earning his nickname Brian Bummer at every opportunity (more on that next year). He also made forays into affordable business card and blog design. I happen to know for a fact that he’d love to do more and would cut you a heckuva deal (In case you hadn’t noticed, I’M PIMPING HIM OUT HERE).
So what will 2011 bring? A new baby? A new puppy? A professionally cleaned house? An Amber who finally fits in her size 8s? I have no idea, but I hope you’ll all stick around to find out.
Thank you all for helping to make 2010 the supercalifragilisticexpialidociously exciting, weird and ultimately fantastic year that it’s been. I wish you all a Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and lots of love and laughter the whole year long.
Hugs and Kisses,