Would a Christmas Card from These People Scare You?

We attempted the family Christmas card photo last night after dinner.  It took us about an hour to get a good one (which I won’t reveal).  I was so tempted to use this one though.  It pretty much captures how things are around here.  I told Wildman that we could do a silly pose as soon as we got a good shot for the cards.  That was enough incentive for him to be cooperative through the 50 or so retakes we had to endure.

If you’d like me to send you a non-scary Christmas card, please leave me a comment or e-mail me.  I’ll contact you privately to get your mailing address.


What’s That Smell?

It’s Douglas Fir!

That’s right!  We purchased The 2008 Family Christmas Tree this weekend!  Yeah!  The boys wore their special tree-picking shirts.

It didn’t take us long to find one with a nice shape, good height and just the right fullness.  I think the tent lights dimmed and a Heavenly glow illuminated this tree when J found it.  It was one of those moments.  Perhaps the camera didn’t quite capture that…  This is J singing “Hallelujah”.

I was happy that it didn’t take us an hour or more to hem and haw about a tree.  It usually takes us forever to find THE ONE.  There was no question about which tree was ours this year.