Janine: Alright, gang! We really need to write our Christmas letter tonight...since it needs to be sent out before Christmas. I would like us to increase our family unity by writing it together this year!
Natalie: I want to help!
Madeline: Me, too!
Janine: You can both help. I will certainly need your help....let's see, where is Max?
Madeline: He's playing Legos again.
Natalie: He's always playing Legos.
Madeline: What about Daddy, don't you want his help?
Janine: Hmmmm...let me think about that for a minute. :)
Abe: You can just put the same thing down for me as you put last year.
Janine: Well, you are still in school...but you did get a new job.
Abe: Actually, I am almost done with school. Don't mention that I got laid off, though. Just write in the letter that I got an even better job at Dolby, applying software engineering and statistics in video and audio research. Come to think of it, you also got a new job this year.
Janine: Right! I will say that in August, I started working for Connecting Waters Charter School as an Education Specialist--I love my job providing guidance and resources for local homeschooling families!
Abe: Now, time for some humor! I want our letter to be funny, not boring like last year's. Why don't we do a theme like the 'Twas The Night Before Christmas?
Janine: Taken. Another family did that last year.
Janine: That's not funny. Max, where are you? You need to come here right now! We need your help writing this letter!
Abe: That's the point. It's not funny. That's why it is funny.
Natalie: Santa Claws!
Janine: Now that is funny. Max, there you are!
Janine: Fabulous, Max! What do you want us to say about you in the letter?
Max: Dad, the robot is using photosynthesis to power its laser cannon.
Abe: That's great, Max! I can see he is very powerful...
Natalie: I'm ready! Artist. Singer. Lego Builder. Dog Lover. Can I go work on my Lego house now?
Max: Hey, that's not fair...I want to put Legos on my list!
Abe: It's okay, Max. Other people can like Legos, too.
Madeline: Is it my turn? Swimmer. Chicken Trainer. Hiker. Legos.
Madeline: Sure I can! I trained the rooster to stop pecking the kids at Peace Village.
Max: Finally, it's my turn! Lego Fanatic. Dancer. Reader. Cat Lover.
Janine: See, you, Natalie and Madeline can all have Legos on your list!
Janine: Dear Friends and Family, This year the Westons are so grateful for all of the blessings that we have received from our Heavenly Father. We began the year by...
Abe: Is that supposed to be funny?
Janine: No. We are going to make it serious again this year. Now, where was I...too many interruptions! We began the year by...what are you wearing?
Abe: You mean this sweater?
Janine: It's a pink women's Christmas sweater...and it has bows on it! It's embarrassing when you wear that...
Abe: I'm trying to get some inspiration to write our holiday letter...plus, it also just happens to be the winner of the "2010 Fremont Ugly Christmas Sweater Competition."
Janine: Very ugly. And I don't want to encourage this behavior by bragging about your winnings in our letter!
Abe: Okay, sounds like we have enough content--let's go to bed!
Abe: Good idea, then our friends and family will know that we love Jesus Christ and that we make an extra effort to focus on him during Christmas.
Rosie (dog), Sammy (dog), & Friday (cat)