Steven and Sean on the Polar Bear Cam
Steven and Sean on the Polar Bear Cam

Friday, December 24, 2004

Merry Christmas!

Only one more shopping day 'til Christmas!

The boys in front of the tree.

Well, the Bell family is running behind on its Christmas preparations. This means that you shouldn't expect any Christmas cards from us until after Christmas this year, but they are coming, I promise. We bought the photo frames. We made prints of the photos. The Christmas letter is written. There's just that small matter of printing all 130 or so letters at photo quality, printing the envelopes, putting all the stuff in the envelope, stamping them, and putting it in the mail. The goal is to get it done before New Year's.

Once a friend of ours commented that it was a good thing we were saving money by printing our own cards and photos. Doug started laughing and said that if he were to factor in my hourly rate at what I make when I'm working for pay, the Christmas cards were costing us something like 5 grand per year.

Steven with Gator.

We're heading off to see Grandma and Grandpa Gaunt tomorrow for Christmas, then the day after Christmas we'll be heading off to see Grammie and Gramps Bell. Our dear neighbor, Lynnda, will be watching our bearded dragons Gator and Sunny, and will be giving them such TLC in our absence that they'll never want to come home and live with us.

Sean with Gator.

Today is the day that Santa makes his way around the world to bring toys to all the good girls and boys. We're hoping makes a special effort to fulfill the wishes of our St. Jude friends and all the sick kids all over the world this Christmas...

Don't forget to watch Santa as the North American Aerospace Defense Command tracks Santa's journey with radar as he makes his way around the world at:

Merry Christmas and love to all of you,



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Kathy and Family :) I hope all your Christmas wishes come true:)

December 25, 2004 5:51 AM  
Blogger Joe Wright said...

I am new to you. I have been wanting to drop a line to Steven and family for about3 months now, but didn't know how. My 8 year old son Kyle has a brain tumors and just startded the chemo teatments 2 months ago. His is treatable and they say he won't lose all his hair. He will get sick a lot though. And I have been looking into Stevens eyes and he looks like he has been through a lot; to much for a child to have to go through. But by the looks of it he has become very pouplar on this internet. You guys have done a big job here by giving him a web page. Was just hoping that if he is not to pouplar and busy that he might make a new friend with my son? Kyles has a web page/ My e-mail is kyles e-mail is Hopefully we can make anoth er friends with the Bells!!

January 03, 2005 9:11 PM  
Blogger Debby said...

I was doing a blog search for the term holiday cards to see if I could get any ideas about anything new being offered this year, or to get an idea of what others are doing. I would like to do something different than just sending the same old type of greeting card that I always have. While handmade holiday cards are a lot more expensive I’d love to find where someone is making neat ones to sell, and I would just buy fewer for some special people in my life. My keyword search brought me to this post. While it isn’t exactly what I was looking for, I’m glad I found your site. Very interesting read! Happy Holidays!

October 22, 2005 9:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Christmas has got to be my favorite time of year. I just love to read about what people are doing and thinking. I’m always looking for some great ideas on how to make this year more special than ever for my loved ones. I’ve enjoyed reading your posts and I hope you have a great Christmas!

October 26, 2005 6:15 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

I can’t believe that Christmas is right around the corner. This is a time of year that I like to try show my appreciation to others. I think in general, we keep so busy that we seem to let too much time go buy without letting people know that we care about them. Christmas seems to be a time we try to touch base with Christmas cards or gifts. I have been stopping by your blog from time to time and have enjoyed reading your posts, so I just wanted to say hi, and to wish you the best for the holidays.

November 07, 2005 9:57 AM  

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