Our Christmas Card + Merry Wishes

December 23, 2011

Hello everyone and happy weekend!  My little munchkins are bouncing off the walls awaiting the arrival of you know who and on their best behavior since the man in the red suit is comin’ to town. Don’t you love tossing around the ol’ “Santa’s watching!” line this time of year whenever they get squirrely?  We say that a lot. “You know Santa’s watching you!”  Funny how quickly they make their beds and remember to get along with one another…

Our oldest is home from college, so we were finally able to get together and snap the annual family photo. I don’t hire a photographer, I just set up the Nikon on the tripod with the timer.  We got lucky this year (unlike in past years when one of the young ones is pouting or frowning or making a face) and we finally took a good picture! 

family photo 2011

Oh I know what you’re thinking, yes, that oldest girl of ours in the middle, isn’t she a beauty? Smart too, great grades, and studying to be a nurse practitioner, I’m so very proud of my stepdaughter. And those little ones sure are cute too, we’re very blessed.  

We’re an expressive family, yes we are. We can’t sit still just for smiles, oh no, ho ho ho.  We like to have a little fun with our faces… here we’re pretending to be angry or annoyed I think.  Which only led to more antics . . .


so serious


Like this reenactment of Home Alone . . .

home alone 1


and our version of Rollercoaster . . .

roller coaster


. . . and our very best “Bah Humbug”

bah humbug


There were many more, but I’ll spare you.  :)

As for the ol’ Christmas card, this year’s came from Tar-jay.  I liked its simple design and hard to beat price when you have to send out over 70 cards to friends and family. 

centsational girl family card


I feel so incredibly blessed this year. Blessed to have a happy, healthy family, the joys of friendship, and the relationships I’ve formed with so many of you. I have everything I want for Christmas ~ food on the table, three loving children, an amazing husband, and a cozy home.  When we have everything we need, then we really have everything we could ever want. I’m taking the rest of the weekend off, but I’ll be back next week with a few more posts to finish off the year.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas, peace, love, and joy.   

See you all next week!  

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… Oh one last thing, I’ll announce the winners of the last two giveaways later today by updating the posts and emailing the winners. .


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