Christmas Fetters.

December 09, 2011

I just sent off my Christmas cards.  And I didn't include a letter this year.  If that makes you sad, I'm sorry.  Though if you really are saddened by it, it is likely that you are a sweet old lady I met on my mission and don't read my blog or know what the internet is, and therefore have no idea what is going on in my life.  So I am most apologetic to those of you who will never get this apology.  May my unheard apology lighten your heart and brighten your day.

Still, I'm always a little bummed when I get a card with no letter, and now I am kinda wishing I had included one.  SO, since dinner is in the oven and all and the kids are wrestling in the other room, here is the letter I would write if I were to write a letter right here right now.

My kids are getting bigger.  In the usual fashion. Colin started saying "Please" yesterday.  He rubs his little belly and says "Bee!  Bee!"  And I find it impossible to say no to him.  Harrison has started telling poop jokes.  And mostly just throwing the word "Poop" and "Pee" into sentences at random.   I think we have the public school system to thank for that.

My mostly crazy and somewhat amazing husband is building a motorhome in our backyard.  From the ground up, basically.  Because he just had loads and loads of free time and was dying for a little project to fill it.  

As for me?  Last night I ate the perfect cupcake.  Thanks to Lindsay of Vanilla House Bakery, who just moved into my ward and got put in charge of the food for the ward Christmas party.  It was a chocolate cupcake with peppermint ganache in the center and the most amazing buttercream on top.  I really kind of wanted to cry, it was so delicious.  I really, REALLY wanted to hug her, but I was holding a baby, so I had to settle for an awkward shoulder pat.  And now, unfortunately, that cupcake is the standard by which all other cupcakes will be measured, and I'm sorry, Other Cupcakes of the World, but I just don't think you are going to measure up.

At this magical time of year, I am most thankful for: shatterproof Christmas tree ornaments, the fact that there is no snow on the ground outside, that my heater works, and that my neighbors have just this minute decided it is probably OK to start testing out the base in their new car-stereo sound system.  And my kids, cuz they are pretty great.

My Goals for the coming year:

  1. Get some more kids.  As much as I feel bad for my poor children for being stuck with me for a mom, I still want more.  But we really only have 2 rooms.  If we're gonna get any girls, we really need another room.  And I don't think the motorhome counts.  So my goal next year is to find someone to build us another room or 2.  I've thought about Extreme Makeover Home Edition, but they'd just want to tear the house down and start over, and I don't THINK I want that.  Do I?
  2. Punch someone in the face.  Ok, not really.  But it is on my bucket list.  I don't have anyone in mind, but sometime before I die I'd like to punch at least one person in the face, good and hard.  Now I just need to find someone who really deserves it.  
  3. Survive, keep my children alive, and stay out of jail.  

That probably about wraps it up!  Thank you so much for stopping by and we'll see you again next year!

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  1. There's always National Punch an Emo Day to get your face punch in.

  2. Snort! I hope the 'get more kids' comes to pass- mostly because you'll have more funny fodder to blog about! My kids aren't little and cute anymore. All the parenting mistakes we made when they were are starting to show up now. Or maybe it's just pre-teen angst. I sure hope it's the latter or I'll really be feeling like I suck.

  3. I didn't even send out cards this year. I'm switching to every other year to ease the stress. And as much as I love Christmas letters, I know a couple of them are completely exaggerated and I just roll my eyes the whole time.

  4. I loved the photo card you sent! Thank you! My blog is our Christmas letter. Yours can be too!

  5. I think you should wait until you are a little old lady to punch someone in the face, that way no one will turn you in-- little old ladies can do whatever they want.

  6. I love your new years resolutions. I actually got cards out this year with a very short note. It's looking like my average might be one Christmas card every three years or so.

  7. Hey! I've always wanted to punch someone in the face too! Maybe we should have an agreement that if we don't find someone who deserves a good punch before we are 70, we will punch each other. Although I do like you so it might be hard.

  8. Loved your Christmas Fetter! Punching someone in the face sounds like a really good goal for the year. Maybe we could start a club.

  9. Bah HA HA!! I laughed so hard when I read your "punch someone in the face" goal. So hilarious. I feel like that too. It looks so invigorating and painful in the movies! Hopefully I'm not the person that deserves and gets that epic punch someday. :)

    And thanks for loving my cupcakes!