Monday, December 21, 2009

Happy Holidays, 2009!

2009 has come and nearly gone! Here are some of our shining accomplishments this year.

Let’s see if you can figure out who did which.

· Took a pottery class and learned to throw pots

· Took a swimming class and learned to put her face underwater

· Took an Aikido class and learned to have a beginner’s mind. And kick butt.

· Travelled to Tinian and Rota and ate goat guts

· Travelled to France and ate stinky delicious fromage

· Travelled to Lappert’s and ate her weight in ice cream

· Raised chickens for eggs

· Raised herbs and vegetables for dinner

· Raised caterpillars and watched them turn into butterflies

· Read a heap of books, recommends Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones

· Read many books, recommends Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind by Shunryu Suzuki, tied with Ferdinand

· Read every book in the kid section and recommends Snow White illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

· Speared lots of fish for dinner

· Baked a small mountain of Artisan bread

· Subsisted on 17 calories a day—usually a teaspoon of milk and three grapes.

· For movies, recommends “Children of Men”

· Recommends the movie “Eagle Vs. Shark”

· Recommends the movie “My Neighbor Totoro”

· Started out tiny and cute and got big and loud—and lay eggs for us every day.

· Started out tiny and scrawny at the pound and got big and handsome and say “meow.”

· Started out tiny and is due to appear on the scene March 2, 2010

Thanks for your love and friendship, and we wish you a wonderful Happy Holidays!


Matt, Becca, Rosie Jo and Baby Stevenson

1 comment:

Kim said...

sounds like quite a year!