Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The Christmas Letter...

I'd like to write goes something like this:

Family and Friends:

Year 9 at the Heath's began hopeful, cheerful, and exciting, as Josh returned from his Final Deployment, Alive.

We hurriedly decided to "RUN AWAY" to the beautiful beaches of South Florida, and take a much earned family vacation, where I found HONEYBELL'S (I first discovered them with my citrus obsession with Laila), the best fruit on the planet.

A friend in need called and said, please be with me while I have my baby, and my husband is gone! OF COURSE, I say. And proceed to have a GREAT week with lots of friends. Such a great week, I'm not so regular with the birth control pills... Enter the drum roll here, The Year Really Begins.

10 days without hubby, means SO EXCITED to see him. Not realizing, that not once(Colson), not twice(Hallie), but for the third time the "Lusty Month Of May", is a VERY productive one.



In June we discover the "surprise".

In the next couple of months Lucy loses her mind (and her faith in the American people), Josh loses two jobs, insurance is on again, off again, and to end the year, we land another job, 4 hours away, and are again apart.

We'd love to focus on the Christmas Season and generously pour out blessings among others, instead we've so humbly received from various sources. Thanks to all!

For some reason, sex and job loss, doesn't seem like the appropriate Christmas Letter. I guess I'll keep working on it.

16 comments:

Leah said...

At least it will be one that EVERYONE will remember.

Jamie and Brian said...

I think the letter is great! Maybe leave out lusty though. :) Hope you're all living together again soon.

Lucy said...

We just have to laugh, it is the best medicine!

The Galan Family said...

You have to KNOW at this point that your lives are meant to have random curve balls at various times, or all at once! :) You said it, laughter is the best medicine and I am glad you can laugh about it all. Remember Elder Wirthlin's conference talk? And I will never forget you sharing one of your beloved QVC honeybells with me. A true friend you are. Hope everything starts looking up. I know it will.

Linds said...

OK, 6 posts in one week. Are you bored or something? And what in the world is "Lusty month of May" from? Hilarious, but strange. I'm trying to imagine the movie that it fits into...

slopsemafamily said...

But it makes for a funny letter!

Chapman Family said...

I can totally hear you relate this! Let's just pray that everything pans out well for the rest of the year...

Harmony said...

I love it--that is a Christmas letter that would be on my fridge ("lusty" and all!)

Des said...

Isn't life eventful? Good thing or it would be predictable and manageable. Hmm, what would that be like?? I hope you can hold on until you find yourself grounded again. Peeks and valleys right? Savor your last pregnancy while your at it and have your fun with Josh while there's no risk...well, when he's home that is:(

Love Des

Sonia said...

So does this mean you got my $100 check in the mail?!?! I'm still holding out for twins :) Miss you and love you and want you to know that your example of enduring to the end is something I count on. No pressure!

Crystal said...

Leave lusty in. I like it. I just don't get enough Christmas letters that are to the point and precise and very honest. It's not like I need another clever rhyming poem about someone's glossy life. Just makes me feel un-glossy.

becca said...

I think it would be a fine letter. tell it like it is, you know. Nice video!

Lindsay said...

yeah, TMI big time! maybe have a different letter to send to siblings?

MaryRuth said...

I would LOVE to get a christmas newsletter that mentioned sex! haha!

MaryRuth said...

oh and any christmas letter that uses the word LUSTY is a keeper!

Mad Queen said...

I am laughing for several reasons, first because I TOTALLY KNOW what Lusty Month of May is... and happy to know you do too...hello... Camelot... the best musical of all time! ha! Too funny. And CONGRATS on number 4... Wow. I think our Magic month is March, that is the month I do SERIOUS birth control options... I don't want another birthday around Christmas time... 4 in one family and an anniversary are enough. Loved this post it was super funny. Good luck on the job situation and insurance stuff... you know we tried to get pregnant with Jonas for 2 years while we had awesome insurance. The month our insurance ended, we got pregnant...SERIOUSLY. Oh well, such is life.