I have abandoned my usual Christmas card for this. Some years are like that. I tried to copy the format of my usual Christmas brochure.
This year as we do every year we celebrated birthdays and our anniversary:
John turned 40!
Jake turned 16 (we liked the poster idea)
Jake tried track in the spring
And has fallen in love with wrestling this winter
I completed my first triathlon.
Isabelle started Kindergarten.
But as we get older and live life we have come to realize that the most important things happen not always in the big moments of life but in the day to day activities we don't always think too much about:
Attending an '80's party in your old leather jacket and prom dress (and still rocking both).
Covering your body in body art.
Mopping in your tutu.
Making snow soup on a warm spring day.
A hay ride with your mom.
Seeing Grandma for the first time after a long winter.
Trying on your mom's wedding dress.
Swimming in a pool on a hot summer day.
Going to camp.
Watching the butterflies with Dad.
Dressing up with your girlfriend to attend the Renaissance Festival.
Or dressing up for Homecoming.
Waiting for your ride to school so you can avoid that long 3 block walk.
Hanging out with your sister.
Making cookies with your brother.