Comin' in Hot! The 2022 Allison Family Christmas Letter

When your "friends" receive your missionary prayer card and put it on their refrigerator.
This prayer card just got a whole lot better!
(Wondering what (TW + K4) x D3 is? Go here.)

Well, let me say right off the bat that my wife, Stacy, has never been hotter! We’re 34 years in—and this is the hottest I’ve ever seen her. That’s right. She’s deep in the throes of menopause. (Shouldn’t it be called “womenopause”? No wonder men are so confused.) Just between you and me, I’m starting to long for the good ol’ days of PMS. For example, Stacy, Ivy, and I were in the car driving to a church where I was scheduled to preach. We were 30 minutes into the drive, and I noticed that I was still freezing. Our car makes it possible for both people in the front seats to adjust the temperature to two different levels. 
This pic is from our car. Told ya.
I looked and mine was on 83 and Stacy’s was on 60—and 60 was clearly winning. I’m writing this letter wearing three layers of shirts and coats. Not joking. The good news is, it looks like we’re saving money on our heating bill this winter. 

Twinning. Thanking God Ivy got her mom's looks.
Stacy and I are having so much fun with 11-year-old Ivy. It has been such a different experience with Ivy compared to all our many previous kids who are now adults. Once the three of us were in a theater. A little girl sitting in front of us turned around, looked at us, and then asked Ivy, “Are these your grandparents?” Stacy and I laughed like crazy. I wish you could have seen the horrified look on the face of the little girl’s mom. Totally worth it! Even Ivy gets in on the joke by making fun of me when I get mail from the AARP. Truly, God has given us the life we never knew we always wanted. I can’t tell if Ivy is just amazingly good, sweet, and considerate or if Stacy and I are so old and tired that we just don’t care anymore. Either way, the three of us are happy and having a lot of fun together.

Grandpa-ing and Grandma-ing since 2022.
Our new favorite adult kid is our son, Bill, who—along with his wife, Lydia, brought our first grandkid into our lives in May. If we happen to see you somewhere, we’d be happy to share our many thousands of pics and videos of Billy the 4th. Most people think their grandkids are exceptional. Ours really is.

Three generations of Bill Allisons. Pray for the world. 
After all these years of swimming in a sea of estrogen, the boys are back in town.

This could be your refrigerator!
This limited edition missionary picture can be on your refrigerator! 
All you have to do is email me your mailing address!
God knows we need your prayers!
Get 'em while they are hot!

Feel free have fun at my expense—like one of my many ornery friends who sent me this picture above—which is also fine with me! Hey, I get it. This picture got way better when he covered my face.

Thanks for reading all the way to the end! You are a good friend and we thank God for you. But if you'd like to be a GREAT friend, email me your mailing address so I can send you our missionary picture for your refrigerator! And check out what God is doing in our disciplemaking ministry and say a quick prayer for us!

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