Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Newsletter

With the year coming to a close, and so much coming to an end, we thought we'd respost these wonderful Christmas photos for you and your loved ones, along with a sort of "year in review" for those who maybe aren't quite as caught up on our daily lives.

This year Seth decided on his future career, namely being a hunter gatherer. If that doesn't work out then he is going to work at In-'N-Out instead. And if that fails then he applied to medical school as a last resort. He also vastly improved his hand-eye coordination, multi-tasking, and strategy skills... yeah.

Joel Christensen spent the first half of this year partying it up in Beijing on the government's dime. He is pleased to report that these were well-spent tax payers dollars. Taking a break from the constant partying, he returned in the U.S. in June, welcomed his brother home from his mission and was an instrumental part of his sister's wedding. This last semester, facing an 18 credit class load Joel spent several months whimpering under his bed but recently emerged in the hope that all those horrible teachers and assignments have gone away.

Michael finished his first semester as a grad student and a calculus teacher. He had a lot of fun teaching his students and found that grading isn't so bad. Michael also started dating Caroline Faulkner, who is a fantastic person. Caroline studies Teaching Social Sciences, and is planning on teaching History, Geography and Economics at a high school when she graduates.

This past year, Stephen failed all of his classes one semester in a misguided attempt to work in a semi useful major, namely Information Technology. He now has settled with the English major because he "can kind of speak English good." He also watched a lot of Law and Order re-runs.

After outsourcing himself to China last year, working for half of minimum wage at a programming sweat shop, Ben was glad to return to the US in 2012. Ben is still attending BYU and looking forward to all his friends graduating without him.

During the year 2012, Diana, became pregnant with twins* who she plans to name Justin Bieber and Nedbert. They might be due in April. Something like that. She also became engaged multiple times*, but broke them all off because she "just wasn't feelin' it". She is now preparing to serve a mission in Ukraine. She reports in March. She also became addicted to the popular primetime TV show "Grey's Anatomy" (this may be Sarai's fault).

Just before quitting her job at Icing (where she made little girls cry daily by stabbing holes into their ears), Sarai got hired at Victoria's Secret where she currently makes her daily wages by selling white bras to the women of Utah.  She also made friends with all these boys in these pictures, although she's sometimes not sure why. As soon as the New Year starts, she will be living with her very best friend, and having adventures galore, such as Unicorn hunting.

{not pictured}

Matt Wise is also pregnant with twins*, although no one is quite sure what he plans on naming them. Nothing else of importance happened to him this year.
Except he did kinda get a huge job offer in Texas. Which he took. Because he rocks the professional world and whatnot.

So there ya have it folks. A year in review from these wonderful people who all chose to live in the same complex, and thus became best friends.

Merry Christmas to all!


Sarai, Diana, Matt, Ben, Stephen, Michael, Joel, & Seth

*may or may not be completely made up

{And another great picture, for kicks and giggles}


Video quality is way awkward/awful, but this was a great spontaneous musical effort. Enjoy!


Claire Dudley said...

yay! Yay for Christmas and friends! I should have tried to get into the picture to be everyone's friend...

Cai said...

Hey girly, thanks for the blog lovin! :) I love love love Minnetonka tooooo. I went crazy awhile back and bought 3 pairs of mocs..having money to spend is a dangerous thing.. But I will for sure post pictures on NYE of the skirt! Hope your Christmas was wonderful <3