Sunday, January 13, 2008

Why we didn't send Christmas Cards

This is the first year since Lizzy was born that I didn't send Christmas cards. Some of my cards are sent very late--like June, but I always send them. We rotate between a family photo and a kid photo. The kid photo is usually much easier to take. The family photo--well just see the above. Lizzy is upset because I didn't do her hair in French braids--Lizzy, my reliable, helpful Lizzy and by the time she calmed down all of Will's good behavior was spent and I don't think John had a moment of good behavior in him. We contemplated, sending prints of this photo for our card with some message such as, "Wishing you lots of joyous family time this season." But we didn't think the photo was worth the money and time. And after this very trying photo session and not one good photo, I just didn't have the heart to try again. I'm contemplating changing my Christmas card rotation from kids/family to parents/parents/ parents. I think I can depend on Bill to not cry in the photo. Anyhow Happy New Year! Fom our happy family to yours.
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8 comments:

kim & co. said...

LOL! I love it! I think that would have made a great Christmas card, but its fun seeing it here too. Your family is too cute even with all the craziness :)

David Mitchell said...

Rah! Payback is sooo sweet.

Hammy said...

Love it! Merry Christmas.

Isa said...

I pictured this when you told me how the photo session went...But, truly...It is better than I imagined. I love this picture of all of you...What a great moment to capture. Real Life! I still think you are the most wonderful, sweet, cute family ever!

Michelle said...

Ha! I love it! And I am thrilled to see you blogging again!

Crafty Mom said...

I think this picture is perfect! I love John he is so full of life.

TX Girl said...

This picture rocks. It seriously captures your family- especially you-- always patient Ruth!

Wish we were coming in February. Missing you tons!

SpyderDoc said...

I wouldn't count on Bill not crying.