Sunday, December 19, 2010

Merry Christmas

Welcome to the Third Annual Kerr iChristmas eNewsletter!

I hope this blog finds you and yours healthy and happy. It was a year of ups and downs for us but let’s focus on the ups, shall we?

In April, I got the crazy notion that I was going to write a book. My good friend Arlene graciously agreed to be the subject and we’ve been working on it all this year. To facilitate this endeavor, Bo Hunkmeister, together with our relatives, got me an Apple MacBook, more affectionately known as “Lappy” for my holy day birthday. The downside is that Oprah is retiring this year so I will not have a chance to be interviewed on her show about my book. I was planning to jump up and down on the couch, yellling, “Bo Hunkmeister is a god!”

Also in April, Bo got a new motorcycle. Did you know there’s a Providence, NY? We learned this when the guys delivering the motorcycle ended up there rather than in our Providence. How they could confuse the middle of nowhere with our bustling metropolis is beyond me.

At the end of May, we had a visit from Bo’s mother Barbara and later in the summer we went to my parent's house in New York for a visit with my brother and his family from North Carolina.

What happens in New York, stays in New York

While the kids and I were toolin' around NYC with my family, Bo went on his second annual Father-Son Road Trip through the Ozark Mountains.

Oh dear. I think they bought the town.

In June, Princess Buttercup turned thirteen. After making sure I wouldn't dissolve into a self pitying puddle of tears, she and Bo took off for a day trip to Boston to celebrate. To the administrators of the Museum of Fine Arts: if you need photographic copies your entire collection, please contact us. Buttercup has 400 photos she can spare.

Amidst the business of the summer, three of my boys learned to ride bikes. We had high hopes for Gummi but why ride a bike when you can be carried around by your adoring minions?

Fall rolled around and we had a fun Thanksgiving with our family and friends. I love any holiday where we can sit around, eat good food and talk while someone else does the dishes.

Justin is still working for Newfangled Web Developers. In his spare time, he likes to ride his motorcycle and cater to the whims of his Domestic Goddess.

I am still struggling with the insatiable need to bake more than I should with excessive amounts of sugar.

Princess Buttercup, when not reading, can be found taking photos. She also had quite the vegetable garden this year.

Princess Git Er Done still excels at her violin playing, being a mommy's helper for our neighbor and doting on her brother Gummi.

W. Bear, when not walking like an Egyptian, likes to collect Legos, Pokemon, Bakugan, and cool dance moves.

Tater just got on a bike one day and within the hour was riding it up and down the street. If he's that quick a learner, I should have him start working as a programmer at Newfangled.

Baby is still working that joie de vivre we've all come to know and love.

Gummi. Well, I'm mean just look at him. What more do I need to say?

So from our family to yours, Merry Christmas and best wishes for a happy and healthy New Year!