An animated holiday card by Laurie (cool, huh?):

This is a cute picture. Except for Fluffy

We have been blessed this year

We have our health. We have a warm place to sleep each night and plenty to eat (just look at Art). We are blessed with a loving family, dear friends across the U.S. and around the world. We have two daughters who continue to amaze us with their wit, their academic achievement and their growth into caring, smart and loving young adults. And then there are the cats — but that’s a subject for another blog. Fail Blog or FML, maybe.

From our family to yours, we send much love and warm greetings of the season. And we wish you a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy, prosperous New Year.

This was the least stressful part of our New York trip.

Here is a look at our year, just ending. It is filled with travel, travails, pretty girls, graduations and young love — kind of like an episode of The O.C. This year we are presenting the highlights chronologically instead of in a random, stream-of-consciousness flood of anecdotes, photos and bad jokes. That’s because Laurie took the time to make me a detailed outline, rather than simply relying on me to just sit down at the computer and James Joyce out a bunch of seemingly unrelated paragraphs. I have no idea why she thought we needed that sort of structure and discipline. Perhaps my answer is hidden somewhere in this rambling preamble. I don’t know.

Anyways, here is our 2010 exactly as it happened, without embellishment. Mostly.

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