I love Christmas letters.
Seriously y’all, I love writing them and I love receiving them. But they are going the way of the album with all these snazzy photo cards (which I totally do in addition to the letter, but alas, most folks do not!). I have been writing a Christmas letter since my senior year of college. When Bray and I got married, I changed Gindi’s Annual Christmas Letter to The Vincent Annual Christmas Letter and I’ve only missed one!
My master plan was to have a Christmas letter typed up over Thanksgiving and ready to print and stuff Thanksgiving weekend into our waiting Christmas cards. And then the plague hit. I’m still not recovered. So on the back of folks Christmas card envelopes, I pointed them here to read our Christmas letter because I refused to go down the no-more-letter camp without a fight. I’m doing it a little less traditionally this year as all you sweet readers have to suffer through the annual Christmas recap (and quite frankly, you already know most of this because you’re readers!).
I’m wrapping up two years at Exxon where I traveled from Alaska to D.C.,
I even managed to fly B with me to Anchorage and that wasn’t easy.
I’m also finishing my term as President of the Women’s Energy Network,
It allowed me to speak to hundreds of women, and that was a major perk.
B’s out of restaurants and in corporate Goode now,
But his favorite pastime is still baling hay to feed all the cows.
We celebrated EIGHT years of marriage in May,
And it looks like we’re both planning to stay.
We had lots of fun family outings to the ranch and the farm,
We even rode in a Cajun 4th of July Parade and managed to avoid harm.
The kids started Pre-K 4 and, in October, turned five,
Look back through the years, I love seeing we passed survive for thrive.
We started a new neighborhood tradition,
I hope it brings our dream of building community to fruition.
The Vincent family sends Christmas blessings upon the four winds,
And we pray for peace and joy to settle on your family and friends.