Happy New Year William!!!
I was so happy to get your message and to see all the fun you had when it became 2009.
You are the most handsome elephant. You will surely bring lots of good luck to Graeme and his family by being the first footie there in Aberdeen.
We stayed up late here and played cards. It was a game called Canasta. Oh, boy does Laura Jayne's family have fun playing cards.
We are up in the mountains at Laura Jayne's momma's house. It wasn't too long of a drive and Laura Jayne's Hubby let me share the front seat with him on the way. Weeeeeee we went as we drove on the ziggy-zaggy road. It takes exactly 22 minutes from the bottom of the mountain to the top mountain... back and forth, and back and forth.... weeeeee. I held on tight and only closed my eyes a couple of times when we went zaggy instead of ziggy. So we will stay for four whole days in a pretty town called Idyllwild. There is snow here William, in California. I will get to play in it tomorrow and I will send you some pictures.
And they even let me shuffle the cards sometimes. It was great fun. We all laughed and had the best time.
Then we stayed up until midnight... and counted backwards, 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, 1 (because the earth is slow and we got a whole extra second in 2008). And then everyone kissed and said HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Love you William and miss you and happy new year!!!