My Virtual Christmas Letter.

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,


7 Comments on My Virtual Christmas Letter.

  1. Rebecca
    December 22, 2010 at 9:38 pm (5 years ago)

    Thank you for sharing your life with us. You entertain me and make me laugh. Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

    • Amber
      December 23, 2010 at 8:07 am (5 years ago)

      And thank you for being one of my bloggy friends! Hope its the merriest of all Christmases for you!

  2. AmyBlam
    December 22, 2010 at 10:05 pm (5 years ago)

    GREAT letter! Merry Christmas to you all! Ummm…if it makes you feel better, my hubs once pulled down my top in a bar in Vegas to try to flash Ozzy Osborne as he walked by. I didn’t get any gifts though.

    • Amber
      December 23, 2010 at 8:05 am (5 years ago)

      Ozzy Osbourne, huh? Did he at least smile? And Merry Christmas!

  3. Phyllis
    December 22, 2010 at 10:33 pm (5 years ago)

    Merry Christmas to you and your family as well! It’s been a great ride reading your very entertaining stories of your life. Thank you for sharing and providing me with smiles, laughter and joy. And thank you for the encouragement to keep writing (Still working on my novel slowly but surely!)

    I hope that Santa is VERY good to you, Brian and that beautiful little girl of yours!


    • Amber
      December 23, 2010 at 8:05 am (5 years ago)

      And Merry Christmas to you! I’m still working on my novel too. Maybe we’ll finish them in 2011?

  4. SaucyB
    December 23, 2010 at 8:49 am (5 years ago)

    Nice re-cap! It has been great to be along for the ride in your family’s life.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too!


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