Gini Dietrich

Merry Christmas from My Family to Yours!

By: Gini Dietrich | December 23, 2010 | 
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You may not know that I am the oldest of six (now the double type A makes sense, huh?). I have four brothers and one sister. There are 10 nieces and nephews on my side. And to say those kids are the loves of my life is putting it mildly (don’t worry, Jack Bauer; you’re the love of my life in the pet form!).

I have two brothers in Colorado, a brother and my sister in Utah, and a brother in Portland, Ore. And then there’s me. In the middle of the country. Sure, I love Chicago. It’s a great city. But, come October every year, I get so homesick. Not just for my family (though they’re the major part of it), but for the mountains, the snow (though we get lots of snow here), and the fresh (and dry) mountain air. So why I ever left is yet to make sense to me. Apparently I’m the only dummy in the family.

I was raised Mormon and, in the religion, kids are baptized not when they’re born, but when they’re eight years old. The age that they’ve learned the difference between right and wrong and can make those decisions on their own. My middle brother, Jonathan, has four kids and his third child, Olivia, was baptized this past weekend. So Mr. D and I packed up, flew to Denver, and killed about 17 birds with one stone: Participating in Olivia’s baptism, making me feel a tiny bit less homesick, seeing our good friends Harry Brumleve and Erin Brumleve, spending time with my mom and step-dad (who drove in from Utah), and making a Christmas video for you.

So here they are…Kenayde, Nathaniel, Olivia, and Sophia giving you the scoop on what I really do for a living and wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

If you’re viewing this via RSS and can’t see the video, I know I’m biased, but you don’t want to miss this one. Click here and it’ll magically appear!

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

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sydcon_mktg
sydcon_mktg
5 years 4 months ago

Awe so cute!!! Thanks for sharing your family with us! Merry Christmas Gini, to you & yours!!!!

justinthesouth
5 years 4 months ago

Love the video Gini! Marry Christmas to you and yours!

3HatsComm
3HatsComm
5 years 4 months ago

Wishes for a Merry Christmas right back at you!

NancyMyrland
NancyMyrland
5 years 4 months ago

Very cute Gini! Merry Christmas my friend. :-)

CLGraphics
CLGraphics
5 years 4 months ago

Very sweet :) Merry Christmas!

KatrinaLaflin
KatrinaLaflin
5 years 4 months ago

Beautiful family! Thanks for sharing them. Merry Christmas and a Healthy and Prosperous New Year to you and your!

TroyClaus
TroyClaus
5 years 4 months ago

HAH! Great video Aunt Gini :) Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a safe holiday as well.

Your friend,

Troy

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@TroyClaus Thanks Troy! They’re quite funny little kids! Merry Christmas to you, too!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@TroyClaus Thanks Troy! They’re quite funny little kids! Merry Christmas to you, too!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@TroyClaus Thanks Troy! They’re quite funny little kids! Merry Christmas to you, too!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@KatrinaLaflin I wish I could claim credit to their adorableness, but alas! Merry Christmas to you!!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@KatrinaLaflin I wish I could claim credit to their adorableness, but alas! Merry Christmas to you!!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@KatrinaLaflin I wish I could claim credit to their adorableness, but alas! Merry Christmas to you!!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@CLGraphics Thanks Peter! Go read your pre-released, signed manuscript and have a very Merry Christmas!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@CLGraphics Thanks Peter! Go read your pre-released, signed manuscript and have a very Merry Christmas!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@CLGraphics Thanks Peter! Go read your pre-released, signed manuscript and have a very Merry Christmas!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@NancyMyrland Merry Christmas to you! If I were anywhere near Indy, I’d go do snow angels with your puppies and hug Mr. M.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@NancyMyrland Merry Christmas to you! If I were anywhere near Indy, I’d go do snow angels with your puppies and hug Mr. M.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@NancyMyrland Merry Christmas to you! If I were anywhere near Indy, I’d go do snow angels with your puppies and hug Mr. M.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@3HatsComm Thanks Davina! Love, the Grinch. :)

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@3HatsComm Thanks Davina! Love, the Grinch. :)

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@3HatsComm Thanks Davina! Love, the Grinch. :)

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@justinthesouth I thought you might like that! xoxo

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@justinthesouth I thought you might like that! xoxo

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@justinthesouth I thought you might like that! xoxo

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@sydcon_mktg Merry Christmas to you and the hockey players!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@sydcon_mktg Merry Christmas to you and the hockey players!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@sydcon_mktg Merry Christmas to you and the hockey players!

Griddy
5 years 4 months ago

I love this video Auntie Gini (I’m copying Troy here lol).

Your nieces and nephews are beautiful and simply adorable!

It’s so nice that you shared this piece. I love learning more about the people I admire and respect.

I didn’t know that little tid bit about about Mormons – the baptism. It makes sense – I like that. I was baptized before I could say anything remotely sarcastic – or anything at all lol ;).

A very Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family Gini. Hope you enjoy the holidays.

God Bless you all.

Griddy
5 years 4 months ago

I love this video Auntie Gini (I’m copying Troy here lol).

Your nieces and nephews are beautiful and simply adorable!

It’s so nice that you shared this piece. I love learning more about the people I admire and respect.

I didn’t know that little tid bit about about Mormons – the baptism. It makes sense – I like that. I was baptized before I could say anything remotely sarcastic – or anything at all lol ;).

A very Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family Gini. Hope you enjoy the holidays.

God Bless you all.

Griddy
5 years 4 months ago

I love this video Auntie Gini (I’m copying Troy here lol).

Your nieces and nephews are beautiful and simply adorable!

It’s so nice that you shared this piece. I love learning more about the people I admire and respect.

I didn’t know that little tid bit about about Mormons – the baptism. It makes sense – I like that. I was baptized before I could say anything remotely sarcastic – or anything at all lol ;).

A very Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family Gini. Hope you enjoy the holidays.

God Bless you all.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@Griddy It’s pretty interesting because they believe, up until you’re 8, you don’t know the difference between right and wrong, therefore you shouldn’t be held accountable for your “sins” should you die before you’re baptized. They take it VERY seriously and it’s an extremely spiritual experience. And Merry Christmas to you! I am so thankful you popped into my life and have loved getting to know you!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@Griddy It’s pretty interesting because they believe, up until you’re 8, you don’t know the difference between right and wrong, therefore you shouldn’t be held accountable for your “sins” should you die before you’re baptized. They take it VERY seriously and it’s an extremely spiritual experience. And Merry Christmas to you! I am so thankful you popped into my life and have loved getting to know you!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@Griddy It’s pretty interesting because they believe, up until you’re 8, you don’t know the difference between right and wrong, therefore you shouldn’t be held accountable for your “sins” should you die before you’re baptized. They take it VERY seriously and it’s an extremely spiritual experience. And Merry Christmas to you! I am so thankful you popped into my life and have loved getting to know you!

Griddy
5 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich So it’s kind of the same timing and maybe reasoning as our first communion right?

Griddy
5 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich So it’s kind of the same timing and maybe reasoning as our first communion right?

Griddy
5 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich So it’s kind of the same timing and maybe reasoning as our first communion right?

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@Griddy Exactly!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@Griddy Exactly!

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
5 years 4 months ago

@Griddy Exactly!

Griddy
5 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich Oh, and right back at ya.
I’m happy I get to know you more and more everyday Gin :). You’re a remarkable woman and I wish you nothing but good health, buckets of laughter, tons of happiness, loads of love and tremendous success in all that you do.

Griddy
5 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich Oh, and right back at ya.
I’m happy I get to know you more and more everyday Gin :). You’re a remarkable woman and I wish you nothing but good health, buckets of laughter, tons of happiness, loads of love and tremendous success in all that you do.

Griddy
5 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich Oh, and right back at ya.
I’m happy I get to know you more and more everyday Gin :). You’re a remarkable woman and I wish you nothing but good health, buckets of laughter, tons of happiness, loads of love and tremendous success in all that you do.

CLGraphics
CLGraphics
5 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich LOL … Thank you, I believe I shall 😉

CLGraphics
CLGraphics
5 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich LOL … Thank you, I believe I shall 😉

CLGraphics
CLGraphics
5 years 4 months ago

@ginidietrich LOL … Thank you, I believe I shall 😉

JefferyBialek
JefferyBialek
5 years 4 months ago

What a great looking family – Thanks for sharing them with us! Merry Christmas to you too Gini, and to you & yours, all the best for the New Year!

JefferyBialek
JefferyBialek
5 years 4 months ago

What a great looking family – Thanks for sharing them with us! Merry Christmas to you too Gini, and to you & yours, all the best for the New Year!

JefferyBialek
JefferyBialek
5 years 4 months ago

What a great looking family – Thanks for sharing them with us! Merry Christmas to you too Gini, and to you & yours, all the best for the New Year!

EricaAllison
5 years 4 months ago

Too cute! And so accurate! Kids and dogs…they know things the rest of us don’t!
Merry Christmas to you, Gini! I look forward to getting to know you in the coming yearssssss!

Best,
Erica

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