Week 9 – I mailed another batch of Christmas cards and DVDs this week – bringing the total to well over 150. Sadly, I know I won’t receive more a 20% of that number .. but I will continue to send them out each year. The kiddos each wrote a letter to Santa.
Week 10 – I mailed the final batch of Christmas cards and DVDs. Buddy wrote to a cousin who lives in Utah. They’ve actually only met a couple of times and though he doesn’t remember him, I felt it was a good idea to maintain and/or build familial bonds. Sweetie wrote to a cousin in Georgia whom we have actually never met in person. Our migrations home have just never coincided, sadly. We are hoping to change that in 2013 … we have plans to be in both states in the next few months and we will try very hard to link up schedules.
On the flip side, Buddy received a reply from my friend Josh. It was a delight to read his responses to Buddy’s questions about his career. His career path was significantly different than that of my husband and I and our circle of friends that we see regularly (most of whom are engineers). This provided us with a wonderful opportunity to talk about career options and choices. I am confidant that we’ll be able to return to the topic many times in the future. I appreciate very much the time Josh took to sit down with pen and paper to reply to my little guy. His words and influence have indeed made a difference in our lives and I am certain that the relationship will continue to blossom.
December 14, 2012 at 2:53 pm
Great progress! I have stopped doing individual posts for each week, but I am keeping track on instagram and still on my blog in a page (below the banner).
Celeste is mailing her letter to Sweetie today!
I have given up on writing Christmas cards the last couple of years. Good for you for keeping going!
December 14, 2012 at 3:27 pm
Thanks, Alex! It is a struggle .. I need to remember to take photos. It helps to write a bi-weekly post. 🙂
December 14, 2012 at 5:45 pm
Hi! I’m stopping by to say congrats on being named among the Top 10 Best for the HSBA “Favorite Homeschool Mom Blog” (http://tinahollenbeck.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-fun-friday-morning-surprise.html). I’ve not seen your blog before, but I look forward to beginning to follow you now as a fellow winner – and I hope my readers will, too. :^)
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