15 January 2012

our christmas card

I have no notions of grandeur when it comes to our family image.
Like tonight, for example, we all tromped in the snow up the steps to church, 
hope in my heart that we would not be a spectacle.
And... we were. The sanctuary was only about half full because of the cold weather, 
and my little men made sure we were visible. 
And audible. To everyone.
Anyhoo. 


Our tradition is to take our Christmas card photo on Thanksgiving night so that I will, 
in theory, have plenty of time to order and send them before Christmas.
Not so much this year. 
I put off ordering them, but still gave myself plenty of time.
And then the company we ordered them from had overextended themselves
with some "prints for a penny" sale, and our cards arrived on Christmas Eve.
And then I mailed half of them a week later.
And another batch last week.
And there are still several, unaddressed in our desk drawer.
Oh well, here's to 2012.


Back to that photo.

Here is what we sent out...Aren't they so cute? (from life made lovely!)
So, maybe they're not smiling, but they are all looking
in the same direction (thanks to an uncle doing some very enthusiastic dancing).
But because I like keeping it real, this is what the other 82 attempts looked like.


Yup.



10 comments:

  1. I think you should have a contest...
    People could submit guesses to what Lute is thinking in that second picture.

    So funny!

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  2. I think you should have a contest...
    People could submit guesses to what Lute is thinking in that second picture.

    So funny!

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  3. Oh my gosh! The second picture is just adorable. Each of those sweet little faces having their own totally different moments. I love it.

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  4. HAHAHA! I love this! I love that you're still mailing the cards! I love the outtake picture!! I love the realness! By the way, if I got a Christmas card from somebody this week I would be SO STOKED! Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I looove this so much. Your honesty keeps me coming back! With two little boys, I can totally relate to your posts. Have a great week! :)

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  6. haha i LOVE this post. 99.9% of our family pictures look like your second one as well!

    http://penelopeblue.blogspot.com/

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  7. Loved this. Real life is messy and not always perfect, but still funny and beautiful! :))

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  8. that second pic made my day. isn't that just how it goes?! but you ended up with a good one in the mix for sure
    <3

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