Here it is, world! What you've been waiting for to complete the Christmas season: Laurel and Brian's 2007 Holiday Letter.
(shared in both PDF and Word formats)
By "world," of course, I mean the subset of Earth's 6.3 billion people who look forward to the wise, witty, and moving sentiments we express in our annual letter.
Not being Christians, I prefer the term "Holiday letter." Yet as a worshipper of Google, whose search engine is attuned to "Christmas letter," I shamelessly have used those words in the title of this post.
If you read the letter, as you should, you'll see that it features:
--photos of my granddaughter and not-so-fond memories of my daughter's one and only college award
--an update on our blogging and dogging
--our exposure, which wasn't entirely flattering, on KATU television news this year
I always enjoy writing our Holiday Letter, particularly after it's finished.
Last night it took a strong cup of coffee to ramp up my brain into a sufficiently caffeinated state to figure out how to flow text around photos in Word 2007, which, though not completely intuitive, sure is a heck of a lot easier to do than in Word 2003.
I concluded the letter, using a humble "we" (though, as usual, I wrote the whole thing), with these thoughts – which now go out to the entire world of the blogosphere with the same good wishes.
We're writing this on the solstice, Dec. 21. From now on, there's more light each day. May this be true for all of us in 2008: more light, more brightness, more energy, more love.