Dear Mr. Hooker, last year I waited until a week before Christmas to get all of our shopping done (big mistake!), so this year I made every effort to purchase gifts before December 1st. The only problem is that I'm having a really hard time keeping everything secret. I may or may not have given away two (okay, three) of your gifts already.... Lord, help me. Dear Lauren & Andrew, although we already bought our Christmas tree this year, we couldn't turn down the opportunity to join you on your hunt for a Christmas tree an hour away in Giles County. It doesn't feel like Christmas without bundling up, hunting down a tree in the freezing cold, chopping it down with a handsaw, and warming up with apple cider before the car ride home. Thank you for letting us join in the fun! Dear Things, you are the game of choice among our group of friends. You bring out the best/worst/funniest sides of us, and you're bound to make an appearance every time we're all together. Thank you for the one-liners and guaranteed laughs that turn into side-stitches. Dear Jakester, our washing machine stopped filling up on its own months ago, so you've been making countless trips from the bathtub to the washing machine with our largest kitchen pot, filling it up 'manually'. Last night I joined in with another kitchen pot and we turned the frustrating task into a relay race. We were doubled over from laughing so hard. Life is never boring with you!
Happy Monday, sweet friends!