Friday, November 21, 2008

Merry Christmas to You!

I have been working on our family Christmas letter over the last few days. For some reason, I can write on this blog about our mundane life almost daily and never run out of things to say, but when it comes to writing one page about what five people have done in an entire year, I have great difficulty. Maybe I am too used to sarcasm, maybe I am a bit too cynical, I don't know, but the letter is not going well. Here's what I have so far, but I am not sure this is really following the holiday spirit.

Merry Christmas to all our family and friends!

This year has brought many changes for us. For one thing, Tiff is pregnant. Again. We are not quite sure how that keeps happening, but we think it might be due to eating too many avocados. We have removed avacados from the house. We will see if that works.

Marty switched jobs in January, going from Advertising to Insurance. It has been a difficult transition, and Marty has been working 50-60 hours a week to get his foot in the door. The kids are beginning to wonder who their Daddy is, so Tiff has been showing them the picture she put on the milk carton when he first went missing. If anyone has seen him lately, please buy some insurance, then please send him home. His honey-do list isn't getting any shorter!

Emma turned four this year, and is growing up so fast. She thinks she knows everything, and is pretty sure she is the President of the United States. She has really gotten into singing, and has inherited her mother's inability to carry a tune as well as her father's ability to be very, very loud. The combination has made us very cranky, er, I mean, proud.

Grant and Ben will be two in December, and they have started potty training. They must be training to be firefighters, they have sure figured out how to douse a room with those hoses they have. They have learned a lot this year, from how to climb into windowsills to how to scream at the perfect pitch to drive mom crazy. Unfortunately, the asylum is not covered under our insurance plan, so Tiff just drinks, I mean, blogs a lot to drown out the noise.

Tiffani is doing well, although the constant state of pregnancy and lack of sleep has caused a bit of a nervous twitch. Luckily, this condition tends to make strangers nervous and stay away, so she rarely has to wait in line at the grocery store. We think this might make our Christmas shopping a little easier, but with the economy the way it is, there is a chance everyone will just be receiving Happy Meal Toys this year. We will have to wait and see.

We sincerely hope everyone has a safe and warm Christmas season!


The Stauffers

What do you think? Maybe just a little more editing? I guess I'll have to keep working on it, but it's sure hard to type with his twitch...


Snow Mommy said...

Tiff you crack me up! It is very entertaining, but I don't know what Grandma and Grandpa will think.

Kristl said...

I want THIS letter. Seriously. :O) Send the "edited" version somewhere else! Hahahahaha....

Love my babes said...

I love it! Boring isn't any fun. Christmas letters need a little spicing up don't you think? Maybe just edit the grandparents and send the rest this one. Made me smile and it should do the same for everyone else on your list.

Anonymous said...

This year brought many changes? Tiff pregnant again, whats new.
Emma thinks that Santa is a woman witha big belly that brings twins.

Love Ya, Da-O

Aimee said...

It's not christmas anymore, but this made my day. Did you by any chance know that the word "Avocado" originally meant "testicle" in the aboriginal language? Maybe they ARE responsible.