I always did one up until about 3 years ago. I still stress about it though and even yesterday was trying desperately to find a picture that I could get printed up to send out!
It seemed extra important after we had our kiddos. I, like everyone else wanted to show off my kids because of course they are the cutest things ever. I even started an album (in the midst of my scrap-booking phase) that was just for the holiday letter and the pic. That's it...one album that would show the changes from year to year. It's a good idea but I didn't follow through and now it's just a reminder that I didn't follow through.
Why do I/we add this stress onto an already stressful time? There is always so much to do...endless shopping for needless things, groceries out the wazoo, pies and desserts to make and then stress about eating, making sure the house is cleaned up (kiddos are wonderful helpers in the job-thanks kids)...so many expectations to live up to or at least feel we must live up to, and worrying that all those loved ones will make it safe and sound. I love it when everyone arrives and the fun begins but I could so live without the crap beforehand.
So why then do I want to add in to that mess a pic that I must pull teeth to get taken and LONG letter about our year in review??? Then I remembered something...I have a blog!! And it can reach all of you all at once, all year long. I have thousands of pics already on my computer that I can choose from and post to share our perfect days, the crazy days, the adventurous days...etc. All of you who knows us, know all about what's going on in our lives anyways.
So Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah/Happy Holidays/Happy New Year! This blog is the best record of 2010 for our family!
Look in the Archives for past blog posts about our new life in Florida and leave me a comment! I love comments!
Happy Holidays to all of you who mean so much to me and my family!
|Siesta Key Beach!|
This beach is not too far south of us and is known for their white, flour-like sand. It is really amazing and a fun place to hang!
We send lots of love!