Monday, December 22, 2008

Our 2008 Christmas Card


This is our Christmas card for 2008. I'm really liking the individual picture template where we don't have to take a gazillion pictures hoping to get one with all three kids looking the right way and smiling at the same time.

And I promise you we do have a last name. I just took it off to limit stalkers. Or people who'd like to beat me with a shovel.

This will be a busy week for us, filled with baking, presents and birthdays. For this week we will celebrate the birthdays of Marlie, Jesus and Haven. (in that order) That's right... two out of three of our children have their birthdays the week of Christmas. Don't worry, neither of those two children get combined birthday/Christmas gifts. Even our extended family send a separate birthday gift, wrapped in birthday wrapping when they mail us Christmas gifts. In fact, since we now have two Christmas trees, we have decided that the purple tree will also be known as the "birthday" tree. All of Marlie and Haven's birthday presents go under the purple tree to make present distribution a little easier.

So this week it will be a little crazy, and a lot of fun... but mostly, we're going to enjoy each other as a family and be thankful for our many blessings.


25 comments:

  1. Lovin' it. And if I had a tree, it would SO be purple. For Elizabeth- and maybe pink, too, for Abigail.

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  2. that is super fun... we have lots of birthdays around christmas too... but all extended family.... miss chatting with you... hubby is now sick, so I will be back soon.

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  3. Great pictures!!

    My oldest was born on Christmas Day. She thinks it's great to share a birthday with Jesus. And as long as no one tells her otherwise.... I'm good. LOL

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  4. That turned out great! Did Marshall do that?

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  5. What a pretty Christmas card! I broke down and got some as well - and did individual shots of each of the crew.

    Sounds like a fun week! Hubby only has to work today and tomorrow - and tomorrow his days ends at 7 AM - and then he'll be off until next Monday! We're so excited!

    I'm going to re-read The Tale of Desperaux outloud to the crew this week and then we're going to see the movie on Friday - which is a HUGE treat for my crew. They never get to go to the theatre!

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  6. Busy week indeed! And the most spectacular people on the planet have birthdays this week! ;)

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  7. Merry Christmas! We were talking about you yesterday- in a good way. We drove by a house that had a hot pink Christmas tree in the front window and one of the kids said- hey mom, it's like your friend with the purple tree! :)

    Hope you have a great week celebrating!

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  8. Great card! And what a good idea with the birthdays .. My birthday is in January, and I still ended up getting Christmas clearance socks. From a grandma, not my parents. =-)

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  9. That is a great card!!

    Wow that's crazy that 2 of the kids have their birthday in the week of Christmas! I love the idea of a birthday tree, how cute is that?!

    Maybe when mine rolls around I can have a birthday pumpkin, it is in October after all :)

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  10. We also have a lot of birthdays in our extended family during Christmas week. It is indeed chaotic, but fun to celebrate so many good things in short order.

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  11. Ohhhh... Happy birthday to all 3! ;)

    So this week really is a celebration beyond celebrations.

    What a beautiful card... ;) (even prettier in person!)

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  12. Great card!!!!! The kids are adorable... and someone likes PURPLE!!!!

    It's gorgeous though!!

    :)
    ~Tabitha~

    freshmommyblog.com

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  13. Well I will miss you, but I hope you have a spectacular birthday fest over there!!!

    you have a negative comment... going to read now and then volunteering to be your hit man.

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  14. Your last name is supposed to go in that blank? I thought you were calling yourself a bad word and you were keeping us from it!

    Good for you for keeping birthdays and Christmas separate. My birthday was last week, and I always got my presents from extended family on the same day (and always in Christmas paper). You get used to it.

    Merry Christmas!

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  15. Oh I love the idea of the birthday tree. That's so fun! I'm right at Thanksgiving, and I have a *big* thing about Christmas not encroaching on my birthday. I can't imagine how your guys would feel! ;)

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  16. My husband's birthday is the day after christmas, boxing day.
    He does end up with presents wrapped in xmas paper but I always try and make a big deal of the day so it is somehting a little different from the day before.
    Happy Birthday to all and Merry Christmas

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  17. Happy birthday and Merry Christmas to your family. I love the tree and Christmas card.

    You have the cutest photos of your family.

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  18. LOVE the card! Your family is so beautiful!

    What a fun week you are going to have! Two Birthdays AND Christmas?! Awesome!

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  19. What a beautiful card! I love how the purple tree found it's way in..haha.

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  20. Your card is fabulous!! I love the purple tree! Happy birthday to Marlie and Haven!

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  21. Love your card. Love that you've included the purple tree on it.
    We just celebrated my husband's birthday Sunday. How do you do it with two kids? My 3 are in Feb, Mar, & Apr. So at least it's after the holidays.
    I hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas!

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  22. Great card! It is so YOU with that purple tree! Haha!

    Merry Christmas and Feliz Navidad from Colombia!!

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  23. great card! love it! and happy birthday to marlie and haven too. :)

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