This is our Christmas Card and Christmas Letter for 2010!
Somehow, the time has gotten away from us and so, we’re posting this on the blog instead. We’re also cheap. Not too cheap though. We have a local food pantry here in Meredith that is in need so we’ll send a check to them instead of spending the money on postage and cards.
But lucky you! You still get the letter, albeit, on the web for most of you.
Our biggest news of the year? We both turned 60! Yeah, really. And it doesn’t feel as old as I thought it would feel. There are issues of course, but so far, so good.
Boys are fine. I know, they’re both over 30 but, they’re still the boys. Chris lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, works for Clorox and this year is spending half his time in San Francisco for a job project. He’ll be here for a visit after Christmas and we’ll probably fry another turkey out on the driveway, again. Kyle is in Olathe, Kansas – employed (!!!) as a sales manager at Furniture Deals in Overland Park. Stop by and see him if you’re in the area! He’s getting ready to move to his own apartment after several years of house sharing with some friends. To our knowledge, neither is involved with anyone but then, sometimes I’m the last one to know anything.
Clorox in Bentonville, AR & Furniture Deals in Overland Park, KS
We spent my 60th in springtime Kansas City – flowers and fountains and blue skies (no tornadoes!). We had a great time and loved our visit with Chris & Kyle, along with spending time with some of our friends from our time living there. We also went to Fayetteville, which was absolutely gorgeous in April w/ tulips and flowers and green grass and no jackets. Most amusing part of the trip was our rental car, a Prius. Did we have any clue how to turn on the car? Nah. Sat in the lot like dummies but were able to push the right button and move the car, all the while chuckling at ourselves, sort of… And, when we arrived back in New Hampshire, it was snowing…
Meanwhile, back in NH, dad’s house has still not sold and this is getting to be not so fun. We’ve just changed realtors, we’ve dropped the price and have our fingers crossed. Another winter of shoveling and roof raking for Moffett and Kevin at two houses is not what either of them wants to be doing. If you win the lottery and want to buy a house on the most beautiful lake in New Hampshire, call me! (click to see the house video)
We finally (!) bought a small electric snow blower just for the deck. Moving snow around here in the winter is an experience. When it snows we (or just Moffett, depending on my mood) first push the snow near the garage doors so it’s moved out to the driveway. Then the plow guy comes and does the driveway. Then the deck has to be shoveled and guess what, half of that snow goes onto the – yup, driveway. Then, if it’s snowed a lot, the roof has to be raked and that snow falls to the – yup, deck. So then the deck gets shoveled again onto the – yup, driveway. Then it’s back to clear off the driveway. So far, no snow yet. But we enjoyed watching the snow this week in Minnesota and Virginia.
A fall trek of three weeks was an adventure in traffic and packing/repacking. We stayed with lots of friends (packing & repacking) and saw more traffic than we are in any way used to seeing. Loved seeing friends and relatives in Culpeper, Front Royal, Leesburg, Staunton, Richmond, Nags Head, Williamsburg, and visiting favorite places like Nags Head and Richmond.