Holiday Greetings 2021

Nothing like a deadline, am I right? Now here we are at December 23, so if anything is going to happen in the Christmas/holiday card line, now is the time.

If I am being entirely honest, Lucy and I discussed just letting the card go this year. 2021 has lasted about a million years and it felt like we were getting fewer cards; maybe that’s how everyone was rolling? If you want to know what our year looked like – here is Jonathan demonstrating it: each of us, on their laptops, all the time, sometimes with a kitty cat assist (except when Lianne headed to the barn).

And then…well, the cards starting coming in and there were: families hiking, families skiing, families jumping up and down on beaches, and other families ensconced in autumn foliage. In short, it kind of looks like everyone else is not dropping the ball on this thing. So ok, in the spirit of students everywhere faced with a deadline, here’s what I’ve got for you:

Holiday card, v. 1 – letting the chickens and Christmas lights (pics we took over the last 24 hours) do the heavy lifting:

Holiday card, v.2 – Those chickens are adorable, obviously, but aren’t there kids in this family? Here is something a little more traditional:

Holiday card, v.3 – Now we are getting somewhere! To wind things up in a triumphant manner, we need a picture of the four of us (maybe even with some pets?) doing something interesting/active/etc., happily, all together. Dang it! No such photo exists. I even considered going back to prior years to dig one out (seriously), but transparency is important, right?

So here is what I have for you to capture the general sentiment in our family this year.

2022 – ready or not!

Wishing you a peaceful, healthy, and happy 2022!

Published by Lianne Kurina

I am an epidemiologist, the proud director of the Program in Human Biology at Stanford University, and a very keen horsewoman.

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