Dear Family and Friends,

 

Christmas 2006
1947 East Beech Road
Sterling, VA 20164
703.444.9169
http://members.aol.com/acadac

Happy Holidays! Sorry we missed you last year. The family is becoming more sensitive to the fun I make of them in these holiday letters. They just want me to brag about them. So here goes - Stan is wonderful; Ryan is spectacular; Brooke is magnificent; Chelsea is marvelous; Trevor is stupendous; and Janet is spudlicious. Whew! Now that that is out of my system I can get down to serious letter writing. The big news is that none of our children are married and they are all still living with us. We console ourselves knowing that our grandchildren will be better off this way.

RYAN (age 23) has pretty much surveyed the landscape of entry-level jobs and has found them lacking, though the employee discounts at Best Buy were incredible. He is now well on his way to an associate degree in engineering, with an eye toward transferring to the university.

CHELSEA (age 16) now has her driver's license. We were more than happy to stop riding with her. We have a sneaking suspicion that she learned the finer points of driving when she went four-wheeling with her boyfriend. Chelsea has lettered in cheerleading all three years in high school.

STAN (26) is a level 60 in World of Warcraft. He pretty much plays full-time. In his spare time, he works as a graphic designer for an advertising firm.

TREVOR (age 9) is now a level 13 in World of Warcraft. He was unhappy about winning the lead in the school musical because the kids laughed at his costume. He loves baseball, getting out of homework, and whining about having to go to bed.

CALVIN just about died and went to heaven when he saw, for the first time, a fried Twinkie concession stand. Western civilization has indeed reached its apogee. Calvin continues as the lay Bishop of the local LDS congregation and has received some notoriety for a paper he wrote (google: calvin andrus wiki blog).

BROOKE (age 21) just loves putting her fingers in other people's mouths. We have sent her away to a special school to break her of the habit. It only seems to get worse, however. She has started poking sharp metal objects in their mouths as well. The Dental Hygiene instructors say if she keeps it up, these people just might end up paying her for the privilege.

JANET is a level 0 in World of Warcraft. We are all quite embarrassed about that. She continues to teach piano in the afternoons and teenagers in Sunday school. Her favorite activity is nursing a herniated disk, which impinges on her sciatic nerve. At this point, being stabbed by a surgeon's knife would be an improvement. She was, however, delighted to turn 51.

We love and miss you all!

David Calvin, Janet, Stan, Ryan, Brooke, Chelsea, and Trevor


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