Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Letter


I have tried to get Howard to write here on this blog, but he has shown no interest in doing so. For the past two years he has found a creative way to write a "Christmas Letter" to go out with our photo Christmas card. Many of you will be receiving these in the mail probably today or tomorrow, but for those who do not, I wanted to share this year's gem with you! I wish I could send ALL of you a Christmas greeting, but this will have to do! I hope you all have a wonderful holiday! We love you all!


12/21/08

DEAR FRIENDS,
HO! HO! HO! MERRY MISSMAS! 2008, WHAT A YEAR... I TURNED 2. EVERYONE SAYS IT’S TERRIBLE, BUT I THINK IT’s BEEN PRETTY COOL. I’VE BEEN LEARNING MY SHAPES, LIKE CIRLCE, SQUARE, OVAL, HEART... I THINK I MUST BE BEST AT THE HEARTS, BECAUSE MY MOM IS ALWAYS SAYING HOW I’M GONNA GIVE HER A HEART ATTACK ONE OF THESE DAYS.


I’M ALSO LEARNING MY COLORS. MOMMY LIKES ORANGE; DAD LIKES GREEN; LUKE LIKES BLUE AND I LIKE RED... RED CARS, RED CANDY, RED POPSICLES, RED, RED RED. IT MATCHES MY HAIR YOU KNOW. I LIKE RED SO MUCH I CHOMPED A RED CHRISTMAS LIGHT YESTERDAY – RIGHT OFF THE STRING. I MEAN, IT WASN’T LIT UP OR ANYTHING SO WHO WOULD MISS IT RIGHT? THAT MUST HAVE BEEN QUITE AN ACCOMPLISHMENT; MY MOM WENT NUTS WHEN I TOLD HER WHAT I WAS CRUNCHING. IN FACT SHE CALLED MY DAD IN TO SEE. HE WAS SO EXCITED HE WANTED TO SEE IT IN MY MOUTH. MOM EVEN CALLED THE DOCTOR AND HE THOUGHT IT WAS SO GREAT THAT HE WANTED ME TO GO SHOW THE PEOPLE AT THE HOSPITAL. THE WHOLE WAY THERE MOM AND DAD COULDN’T STOP TALKING ABOUT IT. I MUST BE WAY COOLER THAN LUKE, ‘CAUSE THEY SAID HE NEVER DID ANYTHING LIKE THAT, AND I’VE BEEN TO THE DOCTOR MORE THAN ANY KID THEY KNOW. THE HOSPITAL WAS SO IMPRESSED THEY TOOK PICTURES OF MY BELLY TO SEE IT. I WONDER IF THAT’S HOW RUDOLPH GOT HIS RED NOSE.


MAN, I AM GETTING BIGGER AND BIGGER EVERYDAY. I’M EVEN GONNA BE A BIG BROTHER AGAIN. “JUST IMAGINE WHAT IT WILL BE LIKE IF THIS BABY IS JUST LIKE ME” THAT’S WHAT MOMMY KEEPS SAYING, BUT I’M HOPING FOR A SISTER. I ALREADY HAVE TO SHARE EVERY SINGLE THING WITH LUKE. TOYS – SHARE! CLOTHES – SHARE! I EVEN HAVE TO SHARE A ROOM NOW. SERIOUSLY, CAN’T A GUY GET SOME SPACE AROUND HERE?


I SAW ON TV THAT ANIMALS PEE ON THINGS TO MARK THEIR TERRITORY, SO A COUPLE WEEKS AGO I FOUND MY OPPORTUNITY. MOMMY WAS SO HELPFUL, SHE LET ME WEAR UNDIES INSTEAD OF A DIAPER AND SAID (NO MORE PEEING IN THE DIAPER) SO I LOOKED FOR SOMETHING TO MARK AND I FOUND MY TOY TRACTOR AND WAGON IN MY CLOSET THAT LUKE KEEPS TAKING FROM ME, SO I FILLED THAT THING TO THE RIM WITH BRIM... IF YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN.


WELL IF 2009 IS HALF AS ENTERTAINING AS THIS YEAR, THEN... UH... UM... WELL I AM ONLY 2! AND 3 SHOULD BE A BLAST, YOU REALLY OUGHT TO STOP BY AND GET IN ON SOME OF THIS FUN. I’M PLANNING ON GOING TO THE BAR SOME MORE. HOW MANY TODDLERS GET TO DO THAT? WE HAVE CHURCH THERE EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT. I HOPE WE SING (THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE) SOON, NOW IT HOLDS A WHOLE NEW MEANING. SO, FROM MY FAMILY TO YOURS, MERRY MisSMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR. I’M GONNA LET IT SHINE, AND YOU SHOULD TOO!


Benjamin Bolte


(I just love Howard! He really does have the best sense of humor. If you know him, you know he is a man of few words. He is a quiet type, but when he does speak it is worth listening! :-) )

18 comments:

Mandey said...

That's an awesome letter! Merry "missmas" and happy new year! :)

Just Me said...

I LOVE it! Great job Ben (and Howard!)

Have a great day!
=)Amanda

Sheryl said...

THAT is hilarious!!!

Merry Christmas to each one of you. Praying that the new year is filled with many miracles.

Love ya,
Sheryl

msharae said...

I love this!

Merry Christmas, Bolte Family!!

Mrs B said...

What a daddy...super cute!

The Pittsburgh Hites said...

We just got ours in the mail today, and literally read it within the last hour. We were all laughing by the end, what a great idea!!
Can't wait to see you all tomorrow!!
-Ginger

Carla Burlando said...

Haha, I love it. I have one of those 2 year old types too :0

2jne said...

That was so cute!!! I absolutley love it!! Thanks for sharing!!
What a creative idea!

Jessica

Lauren said...

I love it! Merry Christmas.

The VW's said...

Merry Christmas! May your family have a blessed time and a blessed New Year!

zanesmommy said...

Great Letter! I think it is best to keep Ben and Zane as far apart as possible. They do not need to teach each other things.

Have a very Merry Christmas and A wonderful New Year.

Christine

Mrs. P said...

Oh my!!!! Hahahahahaha!!!!! Ben is a trip!

Melissa Dovel said...

Kristy,
Very cool christmas letter! I think I wrote one a few years back from the prospective of our dog. Its pretty cool;) Can't wait to see what he does next year (maybe a story told by a princess:) I have a funny feeling that this one is a girl:) Its not like im always right but I do have a hunch!

Love and Blessings,
Enjoy your Christmas

Melissa

Kenzie said...

Love the Christmas letter... SO fun!! Merry Christmas sweet friend and know that I think of you so often and pray for your family.

Happy Birthday Jesus! How much fun our boys must be having.
Love you,
Kenz

Just Me said...

Merry Christmas Bolte Family!
=)Amanda

Laurie in Ca. said...

You have writing talent Howard!! This is too funny and true. Kristy I hope your Christmas is a wonderful one today with family. I am praying for you girl and that sweet baby you are carrying. Thinking of Isaac and Asher too. I hope Luke and Benjamin had a wonderful Christmas morning!! I love you girl.

Love and Holiday Hugs, Laurie

Anonymous said...

Kristy,
I stumbled upon your blog and found that I had to read the entire thing. I can offer you a bunch of platitudes, but I know that is not what you need now. What I will offer you is my prayers. For you, your boys, (all of them), the baby that you carry now and for your Faith. Because it is that which will sustain you. I cannot begin to imagine the trials that you have been through and the worry and fear in your heart. I pray for all of you, a healthy baby. One to take home.
Howard's letter was just great! Very funny and so true.
I would like to tell you to try and ignore those who question you about getting a job, having another child or anything else. It is such a private matter and one for you and your family. No one else should decide that for you.
Almost 28 years ago I married a teacher. When I became pregnant with our first, we made the decision that I would stay home with our baby. It was difficult at times, but so rewarding. Your rewards will be great as well. Those conversations with your children will be cherished for lifetimes, yours and theirs.
God Bless!
Karen

Devin said...

That was by far the cutest letter I read all season! Merry Christmas to all of you!