The 2021 Boyd Holiday Mad Lib

Yet again this year, we are sending out a blank Mad Lib for the fun-loving word nerds among you to create your very own version of a Boyd holiday letter. But if you’re curious about the “official” version, read on.

The 2021 Boyd Family Christmas Card

Photo: Kriss Marion, Circle M Farm

Our 2021 Mad Lib

For Crying Out Loud! It’s a 2021 Boyd Family Mad Lib

This year held many milestones on the home front as on the national stage. We kept quarantine until, after _____ (number) days, all four of us were fully vaccinated against _____ (disease). Lucy (age 15) and Rosie (age 13) attended in-person _____ (adj.) school for the first time. They also enjoyed an intensive course in _____ (noun)-defense. Lucy cut her _____ (body part) short, and Rosie _____ (animal)-sat for some neighbors for a whole month.

Last Thanksgiving Ann started logging how many _____ (unit of weight)s of _____ (ingredient) she uses when baking. The annual total? _____ (number)! In July Jon built a Lego model of a _____ (machine), then fell in love with the real thing; he has acquired _____ (number) of them, which he regularly uses. At work, Ann got a great start on _____ (gerund), and Jon was named _____ (adj.) publisher for IVP Academic. Finally, we got a new license plate that reads “_____” (any word you like!).

We hope you have a merry _____ (holiday). Please accept our best wishes for a joyful and _____ (adj.) 2022!

The factual version

This year held many milestones on the home front as on the national stage. We kept quarantine until, after 466 days, all four of us were fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Lucy (age 15) and Rosie (age 13) attended in-person public school for the first time. They also enjoyed an intensive course in self-defense. Lucy cut her hair short, and Rosie cat-sat for some neighbors for a whole month.

Last Thanksgiving Ann started logging how many pounds of butter she uses when baking. The annual total? Ninety-two! In July Jon built a Lego model of a manual typewriter, then fell in love with the real thing; he has acquired five of them, which he regularly uses. At work, Ann got a great start on podcasting, and Jon was named associate publisher for IVP Academic. Finally, we got a new license plate that reads “CAR.”

We hope you have a merry Christmas, Hanukkah, Lunar New Year, and everything else that brings celebration. Please accept our best wishes for a joyful and prosperous 2022!

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