Tuesday, December 22, 2009

My Christmas Letter

I didn't send one with my Christmas cards this year (a first in many)
so I'll share it here. 

2009 was an incredible year for me, especially from a human-connection standpoint.  I have always loved people.  I am facinated by personalities and love to learn from and interact with others...always have.  So when I joined Facebook in January, I was blown away. 

I was back in touch with people I thought I'd never have contact with again.  I was back in touch with people I had completely forgotten about.  I had an easy way to share my life with my online-only friends.  I spent some time actually missing some people.  When we reconnected, I remembered the reason we were friends in the first place, and I was lonesome for their actual phyical position in my life.  I have made peace with web-only relationships, though.  Our communications will never be the same, and for that, I am grateful.

In regular news, we had a regular year.

Cory worked his ass off.

I worked my ass off (had a lot of listings; but not very many sales...'tis the market today).  I spent a lot of time raising my kids. 

Cole successfully entered 7th grade, got his Gun Safety Permit, and went hunting (and shot his first doe).

Matthew is a typical four year old.  I love this age of learning.  Right?  Everything is a question..."Mom.  What letter does 'shoe' start with?"  "Mom.  What words start with 'L?'"  "Mom.  What is that word?"  "Mom?  How do you spell sister?" 

Jack is...Jack.  You already know him, I think.  Love personified.

We're happy.  We're super healthy (thank God).  We're ready to kick some butt in 2010.

I wish you love this holiday season.  I wish you comfort, and warmth, and happiness.  God bless.

Remember, Christ, our Savior
Was born on Christmas day
To save us all from Satan's power
When we have gone astray,
O tidings of comfort and joy!


Julie said...

Merry Christmas, Leanne, to you and yours. You're a beautiful family! Thanks for being you. :)

andy said...

Thank you for sharing your life, Leanne. Merry Christmas.

MindiJo said...

You're so purdy!

Plus, I hope 2010 is just as wonderful to you!

elizabeth said...

What a beautiful family photo.

Thank you for being you. And for (re)entering my life this year.

Merry Christmas.

Amy M said...

Merry Christmas Leanne! I am glad we got to be online friends again too! May you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

Amy said...

Merry Christmas Leanne and family! :) I hope 2010 is a good year. :) I've enjoyed getting to know you in 2009!

Julie L said...

Merry Christmas, Leanne and Family!