A Christmas letter? Really, Emily? You thought that after writing paper after paper this semester that you would have any inkling at all to write a CHRISTMAS letter?!

Um, yeah. That didn’t happen. And it’s Dec. 23rd. So let’s just toss that out the window shall we?

Now, why don’t I try being realistic. What will actually happen over our Christmas holiday?

1. Daniel & I will become masters of Donkey Kong Country Returns for Wii. It was a Christmas/Birthday present for Daniel from his parents and we are just a little bit obsessed. We may or may not have stayed up until 1 a.m. playing yesterday.

2. We will teach Turk some new tricks. Our inspiration? This.

3. I will read books I want to read (a.k.a. savor my free time until next semester). My list includes this, this, and this.

4. We will hang out with family and friends.

5. We will go to Trader Joe’s (Lincoln just got one – how they got it before Kansas City is beyond me but I’ll surely take advantage when we go to visit my family)

That’s the extent of our plans. I know. We’re not very ambitious. Maybe Daniel will get a chance to do some projects around the house with some of his Christmas presents – that is, if Santa brought him tools … we shall see. What are YOU doing for Christmas? Hopefully your is filled with much love and laughter. I know ours will be.