2014 Christmas Card & Letter


Dear Family and Friends,
In the interest of full disclosure, I need to tell you it is not Nick writing the annual letter this year. Disappointing, I know, but seeing as I’ve slacked big time in the blogging world this year, I have plenty of writing ready to go!
Unless you’re on Facebook or Instagram all the time, you may not know what’s up with us, so I give you a nice, orderly list… because nothing says “orderly” like a day in the Ransom house!
2014 Was the Year That….
  • Jackson, Ty, & Chase really got into team sports, and Nick was thrown into the coaching world. The 4 of them enjoyed a spring/summer on the Indians baseball team, and have just started basketball practice as the Jayhawks.
  • Lily became obsessed with “Mickey the Mouse”, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and her baby doll “Baby Margaret”, who actually is a boy. Don’t let the name fool you!
  • Ty officially became our “expensive kid” when he added orthodontic appointments to his life. At the age of 6. Seriously.
  • The boys have lost 8 or 9 teeth between the 3 of them. We honestly can’t remember – we just had a 3-minute long conversation trying to figure it out. Basically, all 3 of them could stand to get their two front teeth for Christmas!
  • We finally convinced Nick to let us get a dog! In June we bought a 8 month old Welsh Terrier from an acquaintance. His name is Gus, he likes chasing dust and leaves, barking at random objects, jumping super high, and trying to rescue Lily from time outs. He is well loved here!
  • Nick finally got his garage space back, when I moved all of photography props to my very own studio space, in a cute little section of Kansas City.
  • The boys (and all of Kansas City) became absolutely obsessed with baseball! This whole city turned blue in October!
  • Nick built a twin bed for Lily, and then a farmhouse style table and benches to replace the very worn table and mismatched chairs we were using. He’s so handy!
Next month, Nick will celebrate his 10 year anniversary at Church of the Resurrection, which just blows our minds. 10 years we’ve called Kansas City home! We love the people we’ve built relationships with here, the church we’re proud to call our church home, and the schools our kids are in.
As you raise your candle on Christmas Eve, remember that you are a part of the light that can push back the darkness, and there’s a little (big?) family in Kansas City pushing back that darkness back with you.
Merry Christmas, with love!
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  • Loretta and Tim

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Helen! Sure do miss our family get-togethers! I was just chatting with your mom about how BIG a gathering it would be if we got our families together!! Awesome!

    We love you and I love seeing your pictures and your kids growing up! Goes by too fast!ReplyCancel

    • Oh, how I miss those get-togethers! You’re right – it would be huge now! We could take over China Lake on our own 😉 Merry Christmas to the two of you – I miss you!ReplyCancel