Monday, December 22, 2014

Abbreviated Christmas Card

I had the best of intentions to send out Christmas cards this year. We took the pictures. I managed to pull some photos together on Shutterfly but I could never commit. I guess I will be sending a Happy New Year card instead. Close enough, I suppose. I'll have to make a mental note to start earlier next year ;)

If I had gotten my sh*t together, then there would have been a letter. What would have been worthy of sharing with family and friends in that Christmas letter? 


  • One whole year at my current job - I started here but moved mid year to a new-to-me (unphotographed) site.
  • We finally took time to go see the "trees"- now we want to do it again!!
  • We celebrated our 15 year anniversary
  • An unexpected but much needed trip to Iowa
  • He left then came home again :) It was a shorty but felt terribly long at the time!
  • Ky started high school, Zac middle school, and Derrick is still hanging at the elementary school. Big transitions for Ky and Zac (and parents) this year but they love it!
  • The last few months have passed quickly. We look forward to a new year of adventures.
I hope everyone enjoys these last few days of 2014. Lots of celebration and family time will be happening for most of you. We are on winter break which means lots of free time! There are no plans to travel this Christmas. It's never easy to make that decision but as a military family it's one we make each holiday season. So if you are hanging with your extended family this year enjoy it just a little bit more for me ;) Because as much as they might drive you crazy, you'd miss it if it weren't so easy!


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  1. I love the picture! And there's nothing wrong with New Year's cards! :)

  2. Merry Christmas! You've had such a year but it all sounds terrific. Have a wonderful Christmas with your sweet family! :) Miss you! SD Milspouse Blogger get together in the new year? I'm thinking yes!

  3. I absolutely love this photo!!! :)

  4. Happy Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

  5. High fives for getting that far in the Christmas card making process! At least you got a gorgeous family photo out of it! I always say that I will do a Christmas card "next year," but always fail to get around to it. Perhaps 2015 I'll make it happen. :)

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!