Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Christmas Cheer

I still need to write our Christmas Letter.... I'm considering using this one and just changing the names. It pretty much parallels our life, don't you think?

Dear Friend,

It is that time of year again to share with you our adventures in this journey we call life. 2007 has been another year of magic and wonder...

Lori almost 3, is quite a talker. She continues to amaze the professors at the University with her intuition in foreign languages. It was fun for her to serve as Official Translator for Warren Christopher at the Bosnian-Serbian Peace Talks. She intends to spend this Holiday transcribing War and Peace into Arabic and Cantonese.

Chris, now 5, is growing in leaps and bounds. When he got his first set of building blocks he seemed quite interested in large buildings. This year he designed his first skyscraper and ground was broken in Hong Kong for the new "Little Man" Towers. It is great to have a budding architect at home as he made a new addition to the house and a wonderful gazebo for our garden. Martha Stewart will be filming her next show here in April.

Betsy had a very busy year. In between her work as President of the American Cancer Society and Senior Partner of Goldman Sachs, she introduced a line of children's novels and hand made active-wear. She remains occupied with the children and has introduced them to Yoga and power walking this year. We are particularly proud of Mom as a starting forward representing the United States in the World Cup.

Dave was immersed with his Graduate School studies, and managed to co-author a paper on Multidimensional Customer Attribute Analysis by Conjoint Survey and accept a Nobel Prize for his discoveries in Quantum Physics. Along the way Dave took three startups through their IPO. We are proud of his work serving on the Board of Directors of IBM, Coca-Cola, and Walt Disney.

Dad was also active with the kids teaching Lauren Ballet and helping to lower Chris' handicap to 5. We were able to squeeze a little traveling in this year. We started in Aspen, went to Belarus, the Congo, Denmark, Ethiopia, the Falklands, Greenland, Holland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, New Zealand, Venezuela, and Zaire. Our trip sailing our new boat around the world was a great experience for the kids, we learned to communicate with Dolphins and discovered a new region of deep water volcanoes.

And Sergeant, our German shepherd, learned to speak. Latin. Other than that, it was a very quiet year. So from our household to yours, all the Blessings of the Season and may your New Year be prosperous. We found out yesterday that we won the $150 Million Powerball Lottery.

The Wannabes,
Betsy, Dave, Chris & Lori


Lacey said...

I know exactly what you mean. I did write Christmas letter...the first in a long time. Mostly because I don't feel the need to tell everyone how great my family is. If they can't tell on their own, I guess that is up to them. I wrote and printed the letter and the serious considered not sending it at all. In the end I did anyway- hopefully it isn't to offensive or gushy.

Heather said...

I'm sure it will be fabulous! I'm getting a copy right???

Sarah said...

I swear I got a letter pretty close to that from a family member yesterday. They should just call it the annual "bragging" letter. But it is fun to catch up on what everyones been doing.

kristen said...

Man your family's a bunch of slackers. ;-)

Hate those letters.

Eliza said...

I sure hope o ones family is like about letting the kids just be kids! and what is wrong with being just a good mom, without all those other thigns added? I think you are doing great.

Melissa said...

Yeah... I love being updated on friends and family but sometimes it just feels like "LOOK AT ME! We are so much COOLER than you'll EVER be..." Yeah...

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