12.26.2008

Adios 2008, Hola 2009!

This is our year in a nutshell (the inspiration for this idea came from Carrie Wirthlin) and it's for those of you who I don't have addresses for, or for those of you out there who read my blog that I am unaware of (Tamsyn, you are no longer an anonymous reader!) -- this is what we included with our annual Christmas cards this year:

Our Life in 2008 from A-Z

A Adventures…Attitudes (come in all sizes!)…Art projects… Appendicitis (Brad)…

B Bananas (to eat and Shari’s mental state!)…BOYS… Bear hugs... Bakugans …Baseball (Jakob’s first season!)… Beach…Blogging – check it out: shortbutsweetlife.blogspot.com…Bugs… Bandaids…

C Clutter (does it EVER go away?)… Chaos…Creativity…Chitchenitza… Cuddles...Cutie-pies…

D Disneyland…Drew…Dirt, dirt, and more dirt!!…Drool…Digging…Diapers… Dinosaurs…

E Enthusiasm (Joshy, in a nutshell) … Expressions…Eskimo kisses…Exercise…

F First steps (Drew)…First tooth (Drew)… First lost tooth (Jakob)…First word (Drew) …Forts…Friends…Family…Fair (OC) …FUN!...Fingerprints on the TV…

G Golf…Grateful…Goobers… “Gimme Five!” …Grandparents…Grocery shopping…

H Haircut (Shari donated 10 inches to Locks of Love)… “Hamily Fone Evening” (aka Family Home Evening – Joshy)… Hands full…Healthy…HAPPY!...Hopeful…

I Imagination…Independent kiddos…Into EVERYTHING…Inquisitive minds …Inventions (Jakob)…

J Jakob…Jumping (on beds, couches, into pools, etc.)…Joshy…JOY!...

K Kindgergarten…Keeping it real…

L LOVE!... “Loco bossa besa” (aka “Loco en la cabeza” – Joshy)…Laughter…

M “Mmmm” (what Drew says when food is yummy)…Messes…Mexico (Brad and Shari) …Mohawk (Jakob for Halloween!)…
N Noise…Naps…Noise…Noise…NOISE!...

O Olympics…Older (Brad:30, Shari: 30, Jakob: 5 (6 in January), Joshy: 3, Drew: 1)…Obstacle courses…

P Preschool… Proposition 8… Primary (Shari teaches the CTR 6 class)…Photography (sharihanson-photography.blogspot.com)…

Q Quickly (how time flies!)...Quit whining please!...QUIET!...Quirks…Quality time…

R Reading (Jakob is learning! Shari’s book club)…Rocks…Raspberries…

S SMILES…Silliness…Sunshine…

T THIRTY!...Twilight (the books, the party and the movie!)…Trophy (Jakob’s first from baseball!)…Tacos…Terrible twos…AND THREES!...Transformers…Trucks…

U Utah…UTTER destruction (NOTHING is childproof!)…Unconditional love…

V Volume levels: LOUD and LOUDER! ...Vacation…Very blessed…Volunteering…

W Wrestling…Weaning…Weightloss (Shari lost about 50 lbs since having Drew in October 2007)... Wardrobe changes – what 3-yr-olds do when they figure out how to dress themselves… “Want a piece of me?!?!” – a game our boys play…

X X-rays (teeth)…X-traction (Shari had to get a dental implant)…X-hausted!...

Y Young Mens (Brad is the YM Secretary)…Yogurt…Yelling…Youth…

Z Zany…Zest…Zeal…This place is a ZOO!...


With so much turmoil and uncertainty in the world, we look forward to this special time of year to remember the Savior Jesus Christ and celebrate His humble birth. Our wish for you is to feel the love, kindness, peace and hope that the Christmas Season inspires.

With Love,

Brad, Shari, Jakob, Joshy & Drew Hanson

5 comments:

Jillyboo said...

ok... this is so cute!

Carrielyn said...

We got your card yesterday! So very cute!

And ps... in the picture, the reindeer is panting... they pant like dogs instead of sweating.

Kristen Joy said...

any family picture? I need to email you our christmas letter....

Carrie said...

Great Job! I love it. You are so creative

Jessie said...

Fun ABC's...Merry Christmas!