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You won’t be getting a Christmas card from us (Sorry, not sorry)

I just can’t do it this year. There isn’t one specific reason why; just a combination of too many ‘ugh’ feelings when I even think about doing a card. So I’ve decided to say NO to the Baker Christmas card.

You guys,  I love Christmas and I love getting Christmas cards and I understand that it takes commitment and a certain ability to plan ahead, not to mention the financial investment, to send them. So I appreciate each and every card sent to us because I know the thought that went into it. I just literally can’t even this year!  Thinking about editing and shipping and stamp costs has me all like….

So, in lieu of a mailed card that you would most likely recycle come January 1 anyway, please enjoy our digital Christmas card {of sorts} and a family update. Peep sporting a reindeer visage for privacy reasons, like a boss.

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Here’s an overview of our year.

Chris: He’s been working at Boleman Law Firm for over a year now. He loves it. He plays electric guitar in the church worship band. He loves it. I feel like I should say more about him but he’s a pretty uncomplicated guy.

Ashley: I saw my last clients through my private practice in February and have been a mostly stay-at-home mama while taking occasional shifts at CHKD {the local children’s hospital} since then. My kidneys are stable at the moment {Read up on my genetic kidney disease here and here). I am also {newly} in charge of organizing the chaos that is Next Generation {little kids stuff} at one of our church’s campus’. It has been a very fulfilling year. I’m so thankful for the chance to stay at home with our kiddos while working enough to maintain my skills in the field.

Chris and I were blessed with the chance to take two vacations this year. In the summer we  rocked Disney World with our kiddos and some awesome friends.

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Then in the fall Chris and I escaped to my favorite place on earth: Kauai. I can’t wait to share more from those adventures in later posts!

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Charlie Grace: She is desperate to learn how to whistle, but so far no success with it this year. Her favorite color is still black. She’s in a preK 4 classroom at our zoned primary school and based on reports from her teacher she is quite the ‘queen bee’.She’s got a big ‘ole heart and a ginormous brain and I’ve seen her grow leaps and bounds in overcoming her social anxiety this year!

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Peep: Our little fella has been working hard in speech therapy and physical therapy to make gains in his communication and with walking. He has taken a few steps and has a few words/signs now and we are so proud of his progress! Things are still moving towards adoption, with some road blocks continuing to stall things, but we would wait forever and a day for this little guy to officially become a Baker; we’re just happy to have him in our home. God will take care of the details.

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Peep, working on his walking at The Little Gym.

 

XOXO,

Ashley

One thought on “You won’t be getting a Christmas card from us (Sorry, not sorry)

  1. Surgery and family disasters killed my motivation to send out cards this year. I totally understand how you feel. Just enjoy the holiday with your beautiful family.

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