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Dillon and Heather Hoyt Family Christmas Letter, Vol 1, Issue 1, 2009.

Once upon a time, a long time ago, a knight decided he was sick of slaying all the dragons and thought he would go find himself a princess. So he, in a very smart manner, joined a single’s ward in search of a beautiful princess who would steal his heart away.

His search didn’t last long, as the beautiful princess was very easy to spot. She was a little over six feet tall, after all. But because she was so tall (even taller than some of the dragons he had slain), the knight shrank back in fear. He knew she was beautiful and smart and everything he wanted in a princess. And he knew she liked him very much.  But when it came right down to it, the knight found killing dragons much easier than dating princesses.

But finally, after much cajoling by the princess, he asked for her hand, and they were married on June 19, 2009 in the beautiful Mount Timpanogos Temple.

This, of course, was not the happily ever after, but only the beginning of lots more adventures until the ending. The knight decided that he would get an education in a place where the cold climate was perfect training to studying dragonology (aka wildlife science). The princess accompanied her knight. They sought employ (like common peasants, but alas, it was necessary) and received it: the knight at Hobby Lobby, where he worked in the frame shop (secretly playing with glass and staple guns to find new ways to slay dragons), and the princess at an online furniture store, where she wrote furniture descriptions until she got so bored that she decided to enter a more courtly profession, and became a legal secretary. The knight did very well in his dragonology studies, receiving lots of gold stars on his report card.

But their employ and schooling was the boring part of their adventures: they roamed the woods, looking for scary monsters to attack. The princess learned how to shoot a bow so that she could aid her husband in his dragon-killing adventures. They slept in hammocks; climbed up mountains; and even tried to catch monsterious fish, though they were hard to come by. And there simply isn’t enough space to related their encounter with the heard of flying scorpions . . .

Marriage was happy–harder than expected, but happy, and yet the princess and the knight were about to meet their greatest foe: the Large Evil Dragon.

But you’ll have to wait and hear those adventures next year . . .


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