First, you remember that last year you vowed to make it simple. And be done by December 1st.
Then you win a photo session with a local photographer and you need to wait until December 4th so you can use those darling pictures for your card.
How did I not notice Greg left the house wearing Graham's cowboy boots? This was the only moment Lauren was not screaming at Santa.
Then you need to wait some more for the said photos to be touched up due to Santa having a hole in in pants. Oops. (Really?!)
Then you just accept the fact that getting all three minis in the same picture looking good together will not happen again this year so you call your friend, Natalie at Natty Sue Designs to do some Christmas Card Photo Magic!
Like she did last year...
She works her magic in less than a day!! I LOVE her!
Then I write a newsletter (Dan likes that we do this) that doesn't sound braggy or weird or boring.
While Dan picks up the photos at CostCo tonight I will address, stamp and fold the letters for the over 100 (large family) cards to send out.
While I drink a cup of something from here...
and listen to Greg reading a story to LuLu.
Worth the wait...they'll get there before Christmas!
But NEXT YEAR...I'm keeping it simple!