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Monday, December 22, 2008

family photos~

For the past 28 years we have had a family Christmas photo for our Christmas card. I know that family, friends, and those people I haven't seen in 28 years but have kept up with, have looked forward to my annual holiday update.

There have been some good years... and some not so good years. But~ there was one thing that is consistent... we were together, we were smiling, and the picture that was in the card was always best of ME.

This year the simple family photo has become impossible. Brooke has up and moved to Charlotte, Rob is in his 3rd year of the 6 year art degree, and I have started to look like a chubby Bridget Jones.

So~ I created my own happy holiday photo.
My goal for 2009? All I want is one smiling family photo.
Merry Christmas y'all!


Char said...

:) life gets so spread out...but that is a cute substitute for everyone being there in person

Char said...

you could always do a collage of everyone with a central shot of a holiday greeting

Lisa said...

That was a sweet substitute for the real thing.

heidi said...

I am so with ya there! One photo w/everyone smiling or at least everyone present.

Leigh said...

To cute!!

Kathy said...

I know how you feel, Sandi. I wanted a family pictue this year too and it's just become impossible with family spread over the country, etc.

I want to take the opportunity to wish you a wonderful, merry Christmas and a new year filled with love and joy!

"Hello... It's Me Again..." said...

The older everyone gets, the harder it is to get everyone in one place at one time. I know what you mean though! I like your cookie card version!

Have A Merry Christmas!!!

I enjoy your blog!

Anonymous said...

Family photos are overrated. I'd rather stick pins in my eyes than be in one! You have found the perfect solution!

Your pst was very funny today! Thanks for the laughs.

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Hey - love your shoes in the photo. LOL

Great picture - I should have done one like that for our Christmas cards this year...well, except I probably would have eaten the darn things before I could snap a picture. I've discovered that Christmas cookies are my downfall. Who knew?? I've got half a tin of sugar cookies staring at me from across the room right this minute. I can almost hear them talking to me. Sad, isn't it?

Hope you and your have a very Merry Christmas!

Josh Lane said...

Your family looks so sweet.

Theresa said...

Good idea! Very creative :)

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