Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Merry Christmas

We didn't get around to sending out cards this year (again), so consider this your holiday greeting, from our family to yours.

It's hard to summarize and rate an entire year with all the ups and downs and in-betweens, but we feel pretty good about 2006. Lots of transition and peering into the future, but I think we enjoyed living in the moment too, especially through another outstanding summer.

This time of year, one of us usually brings up a favourite line from an older Counting Crows song:
"...its been a long December and there's reason to believe
maybe this year will be better than the last"
There's a bittersweet note to it with the reference to it being a long month and the skeptical-sounding "maybe", but ultimately it's hopeful, if not overly optimistic. Here's hoping that your next year is better than the last.


Shane and Nicole said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Jer! I like the family pic ... what astounds me most is that Ivy is basically half your height ... hard to believe she's already so big!


Jeremy said...

Thanks, Nicole. To you as well.

Yes, Ivy's size is shocking us occasionally. There are times when she still seems little and vulnerable, but other times we wonder how she suddenly grew up.

Ang said...

Hee heee, family pics are so cool...it's like, holy, look how many of us there are! Thanks for the greeting...and for sucking at sending them as much as me.

Jeremy said...

Thanks for pointing out our suckage, Ang. I know you meant it kindly.
: )

I've always resisted family photos. They usually seem so contrived and fake...but they do help mark the time. In 20 years, we'll laugh at this one and try to remember what this era felt like.

Anonymous said...

Jeremy & family:
Merry Christmas and a great 2007 as well, much happiness and good health.
Jean Caron

Jeremy said...

Thanks Uncle Jean -- to you as well. Hopefully we'll get to see you again next year.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas Jer and I hope you and your family have a wonderful, healthful, fun-filled year to come.

Thanks for another wonderful year of blog entries, Jer. Happy New Year.

Jeremy said...

Thanks for the kind words, Lesa...same to you on all counts. Thanks also for dropping the occasional comment over here -- it's made for a nice connection with you that I value.

Michael Krahn said...

Hey Jeremy,

Hiebert? Mennonite ancestry? Me too.

I just posted the 4th of 5 parts about Counting Crows on my blog. You should enjoy it: