Tuesday, December 25, 2007

I found all those letters.

I guess that when you ask, you shall receive. Shortly after writing my post about not getting any letters with the Christmas cards, I went to go and get the mail. Low and behold, there are more Christmas cards, and all three of them have Christmas letters in them. Thank you Obermueller's, Beck's, and Wagner's, it was delightful to read about your lives. We also got a wonderful letter from the Erkkinens via email, and I just want to say that although it wasn't the traditional method of delivery, it was still delightful. So I am not picky, I just want to hear about some of the significant events in the last year. Heck, my grandmother used to write about the weather and good dinners they had, so there isn't anything too mundane for my tastes.

Where have all of the Christmas Letters gone?

Thank you to all of our friends and family who have sent us Christmas cards. It is really good to see everybody. Even with all of the cards we did receive, I think that we got a total of 4 or 5 letters, most of the cards were just pictures. Sarah and I agree that we want to know what is happening in your lives (and if it doesn't seem exciting or news-worthy just make something up).

Now I know the process of writing a Christmas letter is not an easy thing to do. Our letter took 6 months to write, and contained many revisions, but if you are reading this then you have received it, so it can be done.

Other than that, I hope that everybody had a wonderful Christmas. We sure did, between the turkey, pies, and various side dishes we are slowly eating ourselves towards more space in the fridge.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

First Post of Many

This is the first post of many to come from the Baker's in Texas. Now that we are having a baby (we don't know the sex), we figure we had better connect with the rest of the outside world. This has become especially true since so many of you, our dear friends, live so far away. Sarah's parents are going to arrive tonight for all of the Christmas fun. We don't have much planned because Sarah isn't exactly fleet of foot anymore.

I did learn a new word this week.

"Cankle" = when your calves and your ankles have blown up to such a point that you can no longer tell the difference between the two. That is all I will say on that topic, but as you can imagine this won't be the only time I throw that word out. New words are so fun to work into any and all conversations.

If you don't know, since we did not find out the sex we are referring to the baby as "Comet". Once the baby is born we are going to wait 3 years before deciding on a name, that way we can really let the personality of the baby determine what name is appropriate. (wink, wink)