Dear Family and Friends,
2011 has been a very busy year for us. Our business, Blue Desert Digital, has survived over a year. We are very proud to be part of the 20% of businesses who survive that long.
Alex began graduate school pursuing an MFA in Media Design in June. The rest of us have seen him since that time, but only fleetingly, and usually we just notice when he is flailing his arms or ripping his hair out at the computer screen of his 17” Macbook Pro (MC725LL/A) in the corner. Jenny has started calling it Tosha, and considers Tosha the other member of the marriage for this year. Alex grew a handlebar mustache in November, earning the delight of his wife and the respect of his Priest quorum. He also sold footage to National Geographic this year, which was a great stroke for his ego.
Jenny gave birth naturally for the first time in March. She is still adjusting to having three children, and when she is not tying Every Shoe and zipping Every Zipper, she may be found rocking back and forth, crouched in her padded corner while sucking her thumb. She still enjoys reading, blogging, photography, quilting, yoga, and walking off her anger management issues.
Grace began kindergarten this year, causing the onset of full-blown anxiety in her mother. Grace is quickly learning how to read. She continues in her deep and abiding love for paper dolls, and included the following on her Christmas list: “Real Kamra, Borbys, My Litel Pony.”
Henry has grown bigger this year, as has his lung capacity. Grace wrote his Christmas list for him, and it included "Trans" (the choo choo kind), "Transformrs, Sooprman, and spibrmAn." Henry is very gentle with the new babies in the immediate and extended family, except when he is trying to get Scott to wrestle with him, or attempting to ride the baby, and then Henry is not very gentle.
Scott, who has now joined our list of tax deductions, delights all who view him with his pretty eyes and infectious smile. He likes to eat a lot. At a week and a half overdue, he was our latest arrival, but he was worth the long, miserable, drawn-out, ridiculous, excruciating (did we mention long?) wait.
A Few Stats for Good Measure:
This letter being printed and mailed with attractive recent photos: 3%
Us having another baby naturally: 50%
Alex using earplugs next time if we do: 100%
Jenny winning arguments with Henry: 75%
Us wishing all of you a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year: 100%
Sending love your way,