Here is an easier to read version of the text of our Christmas card poem, which Matt wrote (you can read his 2011 version here):
As 2013 draws to an end,
We wanted to reach out to both family and friend,
To provide a brief update on this Woodbury crew,
On a year full of changes and memories too.
We moved from the house where we’d lived for six years,
An exciting event but not without tears.
We searched high and low for our brand new place,
The wish list was simple: more bathrooms, more space.
This fall Ella gave field hockey a go,
But she still studies karate at the local dojo.
Third grade has been great, a cause for good cheer;
And she loves having a sister at the same school this year.
Claire still loves to dance, both tap and ballet,
While kindergarten is where she spends most of her day.
She’s learning to read and making new friends,
And keeps busy scoring soccer goals on weekends.
Little Lucy turned three and started preschool;
She’s feeling grown up and “big kid” cool.
By night she sleeps soundly, quiet as a mouse,
But by day she’s full of spunk and no doubt runs the house.
It’s hard to believe another year has gone by,
Each one of us older as the time seems to fly.
So a wish from our family before our poem is done,
For a holiday filled with happiness, health, and some good fun!