Shameful admission: for a few brief seconds this year I actually thought about not writing a 2013 Christmas Letter.
Laurel and I share so much on Facebook and my blog, went through my mind. Haven't we already shared enough dog, granddaughter, and longboarding photos?
But there was an immediate next thought: Nyah, of course not!
So I got into the Christmas Letter writing spirit a few days ago and dashed out this:
Download 2013 Christmas Letter PDF
To relieve anxiety among people who fear that this is one of those dreadfully positive and uplifting Christmas letters, fear not. We start out with...
Don’t worry. This isn’t one of those Christmas letters. You know, the kind that make you feel like your life sucks compared to the oh-so-exciting, productive, happy year those other people describe.
Relax. We didn’t go on any amazing vacations. Our dog died. Brian turned 65 and is on Medicare. Laurel’s feet hurt so much we stopped dancing.
I did, however, end on an upbeat note. Sorry about that.
If you are in the mood for a truly humorous downbeat Christmas missive, check out this 2012 blog post of mine, "My favorite dark, twisted (and funny!) Christmas letter."