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“GET OFF YOUR BROTHER!!!” AND THE CHRISTMAS CARD PHOTO – PART 3

Christmas Card 2013
Christmas Card 2013

AHHH the Holidays….

December is knocking on the door…
Target looks like the back room of a Holiday Party on steroids and
MY kids are starting all their sentences with
“The ONLY thing I REALLY REALLY REALLY  I want is….”
And It is CHRISTMAS CARD PHOTO TIME AGAIN…

Back in the old days…I would invest time that would have been better spent on a GOOD nap…striving for that ONE photo. “SMILE DAMMIT!!!” You know how it goes..the elusive photo where everyone is looking in the same direction AND looking happy… a photo that would That would sum it all up.

WE WERE SO YOUNG!!!
WE WERE SO YOUNG!!!

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There are still chunks of life that toss me on my butt in confusion…
but I can say with utmost confidence
that years from now…
ANY photo of your children will make you smile…
 …
BEACH 2005
BEACH 2005
Here is the BOTTOM line….
 YOU CANNOT CAPTURE A WHOLE YEAR IN A PHOTO.
 But you can make people smile.
You can show them a good day…or a fun moment frozen in time…
You can make them wonder…”Where were they when that was taken?” or exclaim…
“Those kids look so grown up!”
THE REAL US
THE REAL US
TATE PROM
TATE PROM
COUSINS
COUSINS
 You can tell them with your photo that despite
that you communicate with them but once a year
….that they DO mean something to you…and to your family and that
you hope that the year has treated them well.
PHOEBE AND ELLIE
PHOEBE AND ELLIE
You can tell them…….that life is going on and smiles are still possible…
KEZAR LAKE - ONE OF THE HAPPIEST DAYS FO THE YEAR
KEZAR LAKE – ONE OF THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF THE YEAR
 You can tell them Thank You for the notes and the cards and the calls and the texts and the support.
For their LOVE
 The kids are healthy and Happy and have lots of good friends…
and LIFE is good.
You cannot capture a year in a photo… But each MOMENT is precious… and beautiful. ….
You can tell people with a CARD  or a PHOTO or both wrapped into ONE…
that you LOVE them…
That they mean something to you…
and That you are grateful…
Very Grateful…
to be here…with ONE MORE PHOTO. To Say HAPPY HOLIDAYS HANG IN THERE.
XO
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