Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas 2011 Form Letter

Is it time for the form letter already? Let us begin.

Patrick has lost 42 pounds in the last year. The man looks amazing! He had a fantastic season of inline racing! He has Joshua to thank for mowing the lawn for him all summer and freeing up time for Pat to keep the pool from turning green, playing catch with Nathan and Sarah, and trying to fix whatever Timmers destroyed. He works hard for the money.

Carla has been enjoying the newer van that was purchased in June. No more duct tape, broken horn, no to low heat, broken driver's side window or rust. Grateful describes it pretty well. She is enjoying 4 Streamers in school this year! The sound of silence is intoxicating but by 4pm the mayhem is back. There are no words to describe what it feels like to be reunited with her two sisters and their families!! Wow. She has been so busy but can't seem to recall what she has been so busy doing. She is always good for a heated discussion about abortion. Don't get her started.

Joshua is content to be one of the tallest 8th graders at his middle school. He can never seem to get enough to eat around here. It is high time he begin thinking about his future. His goal planning session with the school counselor and parents is coming up. It should be fun as we all sit and stare at each other. Joshua will chime in with grunts and noncommital shrugs of his shoulders I am sure.

Sarah is a whirlwind of activity. She wants to try everything there is to try in the whole wide world. For the most part, her parents encourage that. Her grades are great, she loves her teachers and boys have become interesting. She has been asked out to a football game but her parents answered NO for her. Let's keep our eye on the prize shall we? Boys as friends. Study hard. Have fun. Boys as friends.

Nathan is enjoying the year of being 8. I actually haven't seen him for a couple of days as he got Lego's for Christmas. He has been quite vocal at school about his faith in Jesus Christ. He is concerned about the salvation of his friends but also rejoices in others that know Jesus! Carla eagerly awaits a call from the school principal and keeps her team of lawyers briefed on the situation. Bring it on.

Tims. Oy. It makes me tired just to type his name. The boy is a running, yelling, wrestling, leaping ball of Stream. He is hell bent on destruction and this year has taken to drawing stick figures on all of the walls. Beauty. He is in love with his teacher and two of his cousins. The mush just pours from his soul and I do try to help him take it down a notch. He doesn't want to learn his letters or his numbers which earns him "special helpers" in school. More ladies to love I am sure.

Griffen will be 13. He is still as fat(fluffy)as can be. His newest "thing" is peeing on the rugs full of shoes. I am beyond frustrated. Otherwise he sleeps all day.

Lumpy has escaped at least 4 times in the last year which is always exciting and exhausting. The novelty has pretty much worn off for The Lump.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Stream family!


erin said...

Oh my gosh, I wrote almost the exact same letter. I swear it wasn't on purpose.
Great minds, I guess. :)
Anyway, YOU ARE SO FUNNY!!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to the Streams. We LOVE you!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful!!! Noni

Kara Jo said...