Merry Christmas! I hope that if you find yourself reading this tonight, that you had a wonderful day.
I was going to do Christmas cards this year. I really was. Sometime this summer I came across my address book and I promised myself that I would make a habit of it again.
Back in the days before children I would have them addressed and mail them the day after Thanksgiving. Then Sadie arrived and it got a little later.
After we moved to Michigan my card mailing fell off altogether. Last year I designed and ordered cards and I still have them.
This year I was less ambitious when I ordered. I designed the cards. They look like this:
And I was planning on sending them out to family and a few friends.
Then time began to get away from me and one day I realized it was rather late. More or less too late. So I made a fair dent in the cards sending them out with the little gifts to Maggie's small army of helpers, laughing at the look on James' face in the top photo every time I slipped it into an envelope.
And then it happened. On Christmas Eve, as we were leaving for Mass and walking to the car, my mom offered to attempt to snap a photo and for once no one was thrashing around or sobbing. Maggie wasn't thrilled with the cold, but all in all it was a very good photo for our family.
So here is the imaginary photo card that I wish I'd mailed out this year.
As you can probably imagine I'm pretty excited about those five little pairs of eyes looking out at the camera.
I hope you had a Merry Christmas!