Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Today it begins.

Two glorious weeks with the Husband here, at home, with us. We almost don't know what to say or do, so strange is the sight of each other across the breakfast table.

In light of that happy development, I'm here to tell you that I am taking these two weeks off. I am not putting the pressure on myself of taking time away from him and the kidlings to find things to post about. I may (for my own sanity) sneak away and read a post or two of yours, but it is adios from this blog for a while.

I know. Try to console yourselves.

Before I leave, I wanted to wish you a merry merry via our Christmas card this year. I designed it myself and am quite pleased with how it turned out.

We opted for the trifold this year:


The front looks like this:

Using the lyrics from my absolute, all-time favorite Christmas song, we added photos that matched the words:

(Because they are still TOTALLY wild)

(And because she is definitely more sweet than wild)


(And the gratuitous family shot - practically the only photographic proof of my existence this year. Have got to get better about getting in FRONT of the camera)

And last, but not least, is our top ten list from this year. Every year I think we will run out of things for the list, and every year the kids keep spewing forth their unintended genius. I keep a journal all year long of funny, random things the kids say (and have done so since they were babies). It's become our tradition, and makes us laugh every year.

Merry Christmas, peeps! And a Merry ChristmaHanaKwanzica, too. See you next year!

29 comments:

Zana said...

May I copy you for next year...b/c I want to be cute, funny, prepared & on the ball. Enjoy your break & I wish you a cozy christmas!
Zana :)

Rochelleht said...

That rocked the Christmas world!

Jen said...

What a great card! I love all the pics and your top 10 is hilarious but my favorite is Hannah's "I only stay at five-stars." A girl after my own heart. Merry Christmas!

the wrath of khandrea said...

good luck enjoying the husband. here's how that works for me:
1. thrilled to see him.
2. bugged that he disrupts the routine.
3. annoyed that he bosses the kids.
4. does he think he's in charge around here??
5. kids go to bed. just the two of us now.
6. thrilled to see him again.

see how it comes full circle?
have a great holiday, chica.

Annemarie said...

Enjoy being an entire family for two weeks!!
Also, enjoy your time off...you will be missed.
Love the card & feel lucky to have been a recipient :)

♥Shally said...

Loved the card.

Have you started on next years? ;)

Christy said...

You rock. Have a great Christmas!

melissa ( : said...

Love your card!

Merry Christmas!

Holly said...

Merry Christmas girlfriend! Enjoy your time with your whole family unit.

Your card is incredible. Love the top ten idea--what a fun way to recap the year.

I've never seen trifold designs-how Christmas card forward of you. :)

Joy & Casey said...

Did I tell you I loved your Christmas card??? Loved it. Seriously-you are amazing. Me? I didn't do cards this year. I felt pretty powerful that I could make that choice-some weird victory I found-until I realized the few of you I would love to say Merry Christmas to. SO for what it's worth IF I would have sent cards the 1st would be to you-but I didn't-and now I am sad. Dang it. Love you tons. Have a great Christmas! Your friendship is worth way more than a Merry Christmas comment on your blog but that's all you're getting. Lame, I know.

Travelin'Oma said...

Rock around your Christmas tree!

Rae said...

That is the bestest Christmas card ever!!! Absolutely loved it. You did a fabulous job!!! Merry Christmas!

Hollyween said...

I loved your Christmas card this year. LOVED it!!! Sorry you won't be getting one from me because of my total lame-ness in getting them out.

You are truly a talent!!!

danandcindy said...

Good riddance...

Tristan said...

Have a VERY Merry Christmas with your family! :)

Lots of love to ya sistah!

Amanda D said...

Great card! It's very cute.
Merry, merry Christmas to you!

Lauren in GA said...

Merry Christmas, Stie!!!

Dan kills me.

I love that you put the quotes in the card. I enjoyed each quote.

I love how you told me to try and console myself. It will be so hard...but, I'll do it for you.

That Christmas card is a true thing of beauty.

Cindy said...

Merry Christmas!

Anna said...

I got mine! The highlight of my Christmas mail. You guys are beautiful. Hey, bring the gang over and lets play games. Merry Christmas.

Michelle said...

love it! Did I send you a card? I didn't order enough this year..

calibosmom said...

The Top Ten list is SAWEET! Hannah cracks me up. Merry Christmas Stie-thanks for the laughs in 2009. Looking forward to 2010!

Christie in Dallas, TX said...

Love your card! (And that is my favorite Christmas hymn as well!)
Merry, Merry Christmas!

From Now Till I Do said...

Loved the card! Just discovered your blog. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas with your beautiful family.

Susy said...

Merry Christmas...

Becky said...

I just LOVED it. Thank you,...and enjoy your break.

Hazen5 said...

Love the card, it's even better in person!

Paige said...

I received over 100 cards. Yours was so far and away above rest we all agree it deserves an award. So give yourself one.

Oh, and my blog is not private. It's down entirely. Bad, bad stuff going on with husband and I had to abandon. sorry to be a pain.

Melissa Stover said...

that's a fabulous card. i love that song.

Mrs T said...

Your Christmas card is adorable. I would be thrilled if this landed in my letter box!