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Monday, December 17, 2012


I've come down with my annual Christmas cold.  It happens every year, hence it being annual.  I try to fight it, but back it comes, year in and year out.  The reality of not being healthy on top of at least two parties to pull off in the next week and a few more to attend has made me painfully aware of the fact that, yet again, I don't know if I'll be getting cards in the mail this year.  (Trust me, the irony of the stationer slacking on her own mail delivery is not lost on me...) The next best option was to share our family photos with you here while I lay in bed.

I'm so grateful for these photos and the memories surrounding them.  The closer we draw to Christmas, the more I ache to be with family.  Sadly, our homes are too far apart again this year for that to be feasible.  It's hard, but what a wonderful blessing it is to know that we actually like our family members and want to be with them.

Speaking of which, my cousin got engaged over the weekend and another received his mission call for our church.  I'm the oldest cousin...by a lot...so it's strange for me to see my cousins entering adulthood and doing such amazing things. (When I started college, they were both in elementary school.  Now one is getting married and the other leaving on his mission...crazy!)  Congratulations to you both! I am so proud of and happy for you!

Did you take family photos? How did they turn out?  I'd love to see them!


  1. Going to read your blog and seeing that first picture made me SO HAPPY! I love your family and that picture is SUCH a good photo of all of you! Merry Christmas and love to you!

  2. Sending cards by mail is overrated anyway. :) beautiful photos!