I present to you our 2013 Christmas card text (written by yours truly):
'Twas the night before finals and all through the house,
not a creature was stirring - we were all tuckered out.
With Dan in his bow tie, and I in my snazzy top,
we toasted 2013 - and just couldn't stop.
The papers were graded - presentations, too!
Students gave reasons till their faces were blue.
It's been quite a year, two-zero-one-three.
We bought a house; Dan started his PhD.
With a new home, there's lots of projects to do,
like keeping the grass green and the pool aqua blue.
Jessica dreams up DIY projects galore:
a headboard, a mantle, a bar -- and there's more?!
Yes, thanks to Pinterest, she has many plans for this nest.
Though this year has had trials, we are more than blessed.
We even snuck away for awhile; we don't mean to brag -
a day up in Mackinaw and a weekend to Flag.
In 2014, if you need to relax or just rest your head,
we've got a pool and a comfy guest bed!
So, raise your glasses, loved ones far and near:
Merry Christmas to you and a Blessed New Year!