Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Family Christmas Letter 2007

***Read to the end for a chance to win a fabulous prize!***

Dear Family & Friends,

If you are reading this, that means that you either got our Christmas letter or you are one of our faithful readers who jumped the gun a bit. Don’t worry, your card is coming soon (despite a snafu that you can read about here). This year we have left our life of spy drama and are now enjoying a more relaxed, less-themed world. Our real stuffed coyote, Henry, still guards us through every season and change of clothing we can stuff him into. We are still living in our gorgeous apartment and are continuing our pledge to be heterosexual life partners. Six years and counting! If you recall the Family Christmas Letter of ’02, you may remember that applications for future spouses were being accepted. Let’s just say that the positions have yet to be filled.

Jessica continues to teach K-5 Special Ed Resource at a local elementary school. When not trying to coax children out from under tables and sanitizing the said tables from booger smears, she spends her time bike riding in hopes of doing the upcoming STP (Seattle to Portland) bike ride with her sister Bekah. They hope to have the following mini license plates: NMBUNZ & TNDRCHX. Over the summer she used her time of to take the youth group from her parents’ church to Florida for the week long National Youth Gathering.

Angie is still working for a heating and cooling company and loves her job! She is also involved with her church’s youth group and absolutely adores hanging out with her group. Some of you have been following the journey of the non-profit that she is a board member of, and you will be happy to know that as of the beginning of this month, the cafĂ© is up and running. Angie also loves to provide personal catering for her roommate and is helped with her endeavors by a new food processor & stand mixer. (Insert a big giant WOOHOO here for the full effect of her joy).

Thanks for caring and sharing in our lives. Below you will find a 5-minute slideshow of us this past year. You will also find a trivia game. Answer the questions in the comment section of this post and you could have the chance to win a prize from us! The answers don’t have to be correct, just creative. The person that has the best responses will receive an absolutely fabulous gift. The winner (and answers) will be announced on this blog sometime between Christmas and New Year’s.


Jess & Ang

Trivia Game (cheating is allowed, but make it funny)

1. What do both Angie & Jessica cuddle up with in bed at night?
2. Where are you most likely to find them on a Friday night?
3. How many countries have they each been to? Bonus: name them
4. What are their individual meals of choice?
5. What is the name of Angie's "boyfriend" that grew to full size in only 3 days?
6. What character did each of them dress up as at the Storybook Tea Party?



Lucy said...

1. Blankies. (I won't say anymore because I don't want to offend...)
2. Reading the newspaper at a restaurant.
3. Jess: France, Ukraine, England, Czech Republic, Canada
Ang: Germany, Canada, Lynden
4. Jess: Borsht Soup
Ang: Anything made in her Kitchen Aid
5. Hans
6. Jess: Ferdinand the bull who wanted to smell flowers.
Ang: Cinder Edna, Cinderella's self-reliant and industrious sister

Katherine Laine said...

I thank you dearly for the lovely Christmas card! Have a grand new year!

Maudie said...

1. Antique blankies -- like at least 25 year old blankies

2. Snuggled with said blankies watching NetFlix

3. Jessica -- Canada, Slovakia, Czech Republic, England, France, Ukraine, Austria (landed there), Poland (flew over countries between England & Kiev)
Hawaii -- even though she doesn't remember it still holds it against us
Angie -- Holland (Michigan) Vancouver(Washington & Canada) San Fransciso (California) New York (City) Lyndon (Washington)

Some of these places qualify as foreign countries
Germany and Austria possibly

4. Angie -- Thai
Jessica -- Eggplant Parmesian

5.Hans -- but he really should have been called Erik the Red.

6.Angie -- CinderEdna, Jessica -- Ferdie the Bull

Jami Janelle said...

I totally forgot to go on your blog and enter the contest! darn it! I so could have won something! You two are amazing and I thoroughly enjoyed reminiscing over the past year as I watched the video you posted. way cool! love ya both heaps! mwah! hmm... might we have another v-day party?? hmm?