Each year, we start getting Christmas cards in early December. We tape them up on the arch that separates our small dining room from our small living room. We love getting them. For many folks, it’s one of the few times we actually see pics of them and their kids.
But, as much as we love receiving the traditional photo holiday card, we don’t send one. We’re not a traditional-type family, really. We like to do things a bit differently (like moving INTO the city after we had kids).
So, I wanted to share with you all our third-annual holiday video (if you’re interested, here are links to the videos from the last two years). We sent this to family and friends earlier this week. And, I shared it with a number of clients and business partners this morning. So, I wanted to take this opportunity to share it with you, too.
As you may know, I don’t see a big wall between my personal and professional lives–the lines are pretty blurry for me. So, really, if you look at it that way, my clients, partners and professional friends are really an extension of my family. And, that’s truly the way I feel.
So, enjoy a glimpse into the year that was for our family. We had quite a year–12 months that included a number of memories and milestones such as:
* Our son losing his first tooth
* Our daughter losing the diapers (you laugh–that’s a big deal to a parent!)
* Our son attended his first day of kindergarten.
* My wife and I celebrated our 10-year wedding anniversary with a trip to SFO
* My wife turned 35 in July–still trying to catch me 😉
* I completed the first year of my new business.
* And, we enjoyed time away with both families (cabin during the summer with my family and our annual trip to Larsmont, Minn. this fall with my wife’s family). We had so many other great memories–it’s tough to capture them all (cue cheesy Hallmark movie-type music).
So, with that, I want to wish YOU and your family a very happy holiday. And, here’s to a wonderful 2011!
Note: The professionally-produced photos in the slide show were taken by the wonderfully talented Erica Mayer. We’ll be hiring her next summer to do the exact same thing.