Dear Friends and Family,
It's not that we don't love you. We're just e-mailing this because we're lazy and cheap. Do you know how much it costs to mail a Christmas card from Switzerland? Of course you don't, and, in reality, neither do we because we're too lazy to go to the post office and ask.
We've been in Switzerland for almost two years now and we hope to stay here a long time. The country is beautiful, the people are fabulous, and the chocolate and cheese are delicious. Plus, being in the heart of Europe, we have travel opportunities that we wouldn't have in America.
And speaking of travel, here is a little update on our lives.
Jason spent most of the year on the road. Or, rather, in the air. This year he visited France, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Lichtenstein, Italy, Brazil, Argentina, Mexico, America, Uruguay, Canada, Panama, Austria, Mongolia and China. He managed to avoid eating goat head (he thinks), and more importantly asked numerous doctors about important pharmaceutical products. It's fun to travel with Jason because he's Mr. Gold Frequent Flier so he gets to check bags for free.
Suzanne did not go to nearly so many places. This is okay because she is much more wimpy about new countries. She did begin a new job with CBS writing a career advice column. Yes, that's right. She gives career advice while sitting on the couch wearing her bathrobe. We find it amusing as well. She's also busy being in the Relief Society Presidency, taking German classes and running children all over town.
Sarah (7) climbed a 10,000 foot mountain with just Dad. She gained the nickname Mountain Marmot in the process. (Reet, reet! She says) She even convinced the rest of us to visit Marmot Paradise (really), which just so happens to be in Switzerland. She's enjoying school and is the top reader in her class. Our Swiss friends say that Sarah pronounces German like a native. She enjoys swimming lessons and can't wait for Tae Kwon Do to be over.
Daniel (2) is the happiest little destroyer you'll ever meet. His cheery disposition lulls you into a sense of carnal security, which you are rudely awakened from when your laptop is found swimming in apple juice. Daniel is responsible for keeping the economy floating by ruining two laptops this year, prompting his mother to have to buy new ones. He loves Thomas the Tank Engine and plays with his trains all the time. He also enjoys drawing and pulling his sister's hair.
We hope you all have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
The Lucas Family
Jason, Suzanne, Sarah and Daniel