Mine is Christmas cards.
I adore them. They are one of my favorite things about Christmas.
I run to the mailbox every day in December.
Thankfully it's only about 20 feet from our front door.
I wouldn't want to over-do it, you know.
My philosophy is that if I send oodles of cards out, I will in turn receive dozens of oodles back.
It's in the Bible somewhere.
This year has been a little slow. My coat closet door is only about 1/4 covered with smiling faces of friends and family. Even Andy has noticed the drop. Yesterday he looked at me and said
I can feel it. Today you're gonna get four cards. Four.
Bless his heart. He knows me well.
But today I mailed out our cards. And according to my fool-proof strategy that means that more should be flying our way soon.
With that I bring you
CHRISTMAS CARD PHOTO SHOOT 2011
Let me start by saying we did not come in strong to this shoot. Our camera lens is broken, so I had borrowed my friend Courtney's to use for Lainey's ballet recital with the promise of returning it the next day.
Which meant there was no time for baths.
They do say dirty hair styles better..........
So I announced to my brood that
we're gonna make our Christmas card so find your best dresses and let's get crackin'!
According to Anna Grace, Lainey's ballet clothes and old holey ballet flats are the best thing going.
So she wore it.
Battles. You've got to choose 'em wisely.
Also Lainey decided that she needed pig tails. For the first time in nearly three years.
This from the child who cries every time I brush her hair.
And here we go.....
Um girls, this isn't a show. There's no need to curtsy. Emily, stand up child.
Okay, let's make a no visible tongues rule, and Anna look at me please. Lainey, since when do you have a double chin?
Let's try outside, shall we?
And finally, thanks to the good Lord, Andy Green and Little Debbie we got a decent shot of all my lovelies, including Buike Boy who decided to pop his sweet little face in the window.
Merry Christmas to all of our blog readers.
All two of you hold a special place in my heart.
Update: As I typed this the mailman came and brought FIVE Christmas cards for
me us today. See? IT WORKS! Send your cards out, oodles or five come flooding back to you! Tomorrow I'm mailing cash......