Dearest Friends and Family and Strangers,

Once again the Christmas/Holiday season is upon us. It seems that 2012 was our busiest year yet! That is why you are reading this on your computer instead of an adorable, yet creative picture of our family in your mailbox. For all of you that did manage to get yours out on time- suck it! Alas, I knew I had to do something. Constant photos of my kids, daily FB status updates, and my blog is just not enough. Here are some things that you wish you knew about our family:

Ellis- What a little stinker this baby has turned into! I’m pretty sure she already knows how to give dirty looks and I swear the other day she rolled her eyes at me. She is awfully cute though, so it doesn’t seem that bad.

Likes: getting her way, tackling her brother, pooping, and throwing broccoli on the floor.

Dislikes: napping, being told ‘NO’, broccoli

She is also very good at brushing her teeth and blowing her nose. (We are pretty sure she is gifted)

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Will- Have you seen the movie Elf? That’s Will. He loves to smile, smiling is his favorite. Will has glasses that are adorable and says things that are adorable.

Likes: pretending to be an animal, treats, cuddling, and being tickled

Dislikes: Aunt Brooke’s beans, bed time, having to leave Nana’s house (or pretty much anywhere…ever)

He also runs really fast, “like a cheetah” (We are pretty sure he is gifted).

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Brent: What can I say about Brent? He is probably the best husband and father in the world (yes, better than yours). When I asked Brent what he wanted to share in this family newsletter, he said something like “No one gives a shit about what happened to me this year. Those things are stupid.” (I may have taken some artistic liberties on that quote, but I think I captured his holiday spirit.)

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Me: Well, I have pretty much wrapped up my modeling career (I wanted to spend more time with my family). Other than that, I don’t have much. I don’t want it to sound like I am bragging. As for 2013, I plan to continue the ol’ 9 to 5, 1. because I love my job and 2. because I did not win the mega millions. I feel pretty good about my chances next year though.

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I hope you enjoyed our family update. Wishing you a happy ‘whatever’!