so i guess that's why they call this the busy season...
i have seriously been thinking in blog
like i was writing in my head
brilliant brilliant things
to make you laugh
out loud even
& perhaps shed a tear
the kind that just pops out of your eye
& then rolls all the way down your face
until it falls onto your chest...
they were that good.
but now faced with the blogger screen
all i can think of is
merry christmas to all
& to all a good night...
but for fun let's add two more things...
i am generally not an over acheiver in life
walk into my house on any given day
& this fact will be startlingly clear
but when it comes to christmas cards
i usually try to go way beyond the rhelm of reality
always dreaming of making a card that will use many cutting edge techniques
but not too many
(don't want to look like i'm trying too hard)
& a letter that will touch & inspire
but usually it ends up like this...
i buy paper i love
just the right green
i will cut them in half
print one try on them
i can't read it
the perfect green is too dark
it's too late to go search for something else
i print on regular paper
& swipe a stamp pad over it
hoping it will look planned
curse christmas cards
& the perfect green...
now last year...
(ah last year)
for thanksgiving we went to california
& we got
(i am not joking)
the best family picture ever.
really it was so good
we were on the beach
the ocean looked unreal
everyone was smiling
it looked planned but unplanned
the perfect picture can cover a multitude of sins...
pictures are not even on the radar
i try for a few at my sister's wedding
but someone who is older than 30 months & younger than 33 months
refuses to look at the camera
& when he does
he is giving this look
as if to say
'i just have one question for you
are you feeling lucky?
well, are ya?'
(& he looks just like clint eastwood when he says it)
so another brilliant idea
i'll make a photo collage
our favorite pics from the past year
i love photoshop
so this will be FUN...
long story short
i hate photoshop
i hate the walmart 1 hour photo place
(i'm sure i am not alone in this)
& i especially hate all of my friends
who just chose their best picture
whole family or not
smiling or not
& ordered the cute border
& sent them off...
so my cute blogger friends
you will now be the only people on the face of the earth
to see what could have been
our best christmas card ever.
i'm going to go watch the office
(season 2 episodes 11-16
plus deleted scenes)
& address our new year cards...
have a wonderful christmas
celebrate your family
i think having had babies just increases the feealings
can you imagine giving birth in a barn?
(i will just let you sit with that)
& then rasing the son of God...
but beyond that
Jesus came to give us all hope
& i pray that no matter how things go
perfect or not
(christmas cards out or not)
that what you feel is hope
hope for the best life
hope for better things for the people in our world
hope for a great future for our kids
hope for anything you can imagine
& a reassurance that you are so loved
enjoy your christmas...