is the big day.
We are taking our Christmas card picture(s).
#1 is home from school this weekend to work on her nursing school application
and #2 will be home in the morning.
I have to tell you, I do not know how you moms who have kids in college hours away do it.
Both of mine are about thirty minutes away
and I love how they can come home if they need to.
Sometimes they come home just to study.
They say the distractions aren't as tempting at home as they are at school.
All day today I had to pop #1's knuckles with a yardstick (just kidding) to keep her working,
so I don't think the distractions are fewer, they just know mama will keep them straight.
I thought I'd show you some Christmas card pictures from the past....
the good, the bad and the ugly.
I have a lot of old things from my deceased relatives, especially hats.
These coats belonged to my mother's cousin Marti, she was my favorite relative growing up.
She was always dressed up and she smelled so good.
You always knew when she walked into the room,
you could smell her and hear her.
The hats were Martis's and my grandmother's.
I have a cedar closet full of hatboxes!!
We decided to do a vintage themed card last year.
The older girls started to argue about who had the cuter hat and so I took this picture of #3 and threatened to do a card with just her if they didn't pipe down.
We also took a few pictures in normal clothes.
Last year we had two different cards..... the vintage look and normal look.
Be still my heart.......
there is my sweet baby Cleo.
I still cannot believe she is gone.
Don't you love it!
#2 (the graphic design student) spent hours cutting everyone/everypet
out on the computer and pasting them onto the stack of peppermints.
We just piled up a BIG stack of peppermints on the kitchen table and took individual pictures of everyone.
Bubbles the cat doesn't stand out that much, but he is in there too!
We also had the idea of "hanging" everyone from a limb of the Christmas tree,
but didn't get to that.
I am afraid we did use these as our Christmas pictures.
We made a collage out of a lot of different "ugly" pictures.
I edited out their undies in on the Christmas card. I strategically placed
ornaments in front of them.
We always have tears!
Love makes the world go round!
I am not sure what we are doing tomorrow.
One thing is for sure
There will be tears, an argument and some threatening going on!