Tuesday, January 1, 2013

It Would Have Looked Like This

 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!!!


  1. It's beautiful. Happy New Year!

  2. "I may or may not have lectured." I love it! I don't think we got any complete family shots at all the last couple months. Roddy was in some or I was in some but not together. I think I might be working on that this Sunday.