So if you normally receive a Christmas card from us, you weren't cut from the list. I just didn't send any :-)
I intended to, but there never seemed to be a time to get all NINE of us dressed and ready for a family photo (well, we did manage to get dressed, just not for a picture) before Christmas. Between bringing Eli home 7 weeks ago, Thanksgiving, Nick's and my brother's birthday, a family ginger bread decorating party, 3 baseball tournaments, doctors appointments (and lets not forget stool samples--my favorite!) trying to resume some semblance of school around here, Advent, preparing for Christmas and doing all the regular stuff......well, it just didn't happen.
But, if I would have had it all together, it would have looked something like this:
|Not bad--this was our second attempt (not second picture-second time we tried to get the one and only thing I wanted on our vacation--a family picture-is that too much to ask for-I may or may not have lectured.....).|
|Eli trying to escape.|
|Nick, Caroline and Colton looking a little bored...|
|Eli says, "No more pictures mom."|
|What it was really like.|
|And the best we're going to get.|
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
from our family to yours!!!