Our Family Christmas Letter 2018

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Hey there! Welcome to our very first family Christmas letter. I don’t know what I am doing, so bear with me.

Incase you haven’t heard me mention it a thousand times already, our family lives in Minnesota! Yes, I know it’s cold. I live here. Don’t remind me. I’ll be jealous of all my New Hampshire friends who sunbathe in January. (For my friends in other parts of the world, New Hampshire is where we used to live and it’s cold in January too. 🙂 )

We love it here so far. The summers are beautiful and the winters really aren’t too bad. We just stay inside.

Jeff earned his pilot’s license in January. It’s no secret that he has a car obsession, so naturally he needed to figure out how to fly, too. As for cars, I’ve caught him minimizing the internet browser when he’s looking at Jeeps lately. He thinks I don’t notice, but I do. I’m calling his next car. You heard it here first.

I bet you know this one, but we also have a new family member! I popped out a baby in April. Woo! Madison has stolen our hearts and my sleep. (Notice—I didn’t say our sleep.) I haven’t gotten a full night’s sleep since 2017. I’ve earned the status of mombie. (Mombie: [noun] A sleep deprived mother running on caffeine and surviving with wine).

Jeff earned Presidents’ Club at work, so we were lucky to get to go to Italy in June. The babe stayed with Jeff’s sister and it was a nice little getaway.

Madison is just about 8 months old now. She is crawling like a champ, and saying “da-da” in Jeff’s direction, but we haven’t figured out if that is a coincidence. She always wants whatever she shouldn’t have, like the sparkly ornament off the Christmas tree and the packing tape off an amazon box. She’ll be sitting in a circle with all her toys, but she’ll manage to find the one thing we missed and try to eat it. WHY MUST SHE EAT IT.

I quit my job so I could stay home with our little adorable leech, and I made the right choice. It was a hard decision at first. I liked my job, and I had it made. The commute to my office wasn’t that bad. It was only 3 steps from my bedroom, so I could wear pajamas to work. Now I still wear pajamas, but chase around a cute little baby. I’m so thankful that I get this opportunity to stay home with our baby. I can’t thank Jeffrey enough.

I’m wondering if this family Christmas letter sounds kinda lame. Maybe it does. But our lives are a lot different now with our little babe. Good different, but definitely not the same. Check out our family photos we had taken in October!

On behalf of our family, we hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Here’s to new adventures in 2019!

Making spirits bright,


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