I’m just sharing a few minutes at my place today.  Do you know that awkward time when a big change may be about to take place in your life, but it hasn’t yet? Those times when you’ve done all you can do, it is completely out of your hands and you just have to WAIT? Well, thats where I find myself. And to say that I am severely lacking in the patience department is the understatement of the year. “Worlds Worst Waiter”. Thats me. Lets talk Christmas cards!

It is definitely feeling like Christmas here in Colorado. The snow is here and the mountains are just beautiful. I always tell people it’s like living inside of a Christmas card. Speaking of Christmas cards, do you guys do the family picture Christmas cards that are so popular here in the US? My whole family has always done them. To be sure, just getting everyone together and looking in the right direction at the same time, has made for some really funny memories. And remember, my sister is a professional photographer. She says we are her toughest gig all year. Surely she exaggerates. We are a super fun loving group- after its over (an over abundance of patience doesn’t run in the family, apparently).

This is one from several years ago that I really love, because our Uncle is in it with us. As I look at this photo, I can’t believe how many changes have taken place since then! image

I find sending Christmas cards to be so relaxing. I like to find a quiet time to do it, put on some Christmas music and pull up all my addresses on my lap top. I enjoy writing out the cards and thinking about each of the families.  I find a bit of Earl Gray goes exceedingly well with Christmas card writing.Christmas cardsChristmas cards

This year I have Winston too keep me company as I address all the envelopes. So, if your card has a teeny bit of slobber on it- sorry- I’m doing the best I can here. He is VERY loving and likes to sit right with/on me. He has personal space issues……he doesn’t realize that there are any.

And for the record…it is VERY hard to ignore a saint bernard.

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Look at that sweet face. So what if he takes up the whole sofa? No judging.
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HOW can you not love him?
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This right here? This is why my caps lock is always on. Winston likes to lay his head on my keyboard to get my attention.

To get a family photo this year, we had to travel to Winter Park, Colorado. Our boys live and work there. Its such a beautiful little Colorado town. At this time of year, you will find our sons, either working…. or on the slopes. Yep. Thats their life up there. They seriously hit the ski slopes as soon as they get off work. Not a bad life, for sure.

We all huddled together for a picture, as we got Winston to stop trying to greet every.other.human.in.sight. and after one phone dying , my sis snapped a pic for us…..just as a big snow storm rolled in. It was freezing and windy and we all have our hair dusted with fresh blown snow. But we did it. Mission Accomplished. I’ll be sure to post it as it gets closer to Christmas!

How is it at at your house this week? Do you send family picture Christmas cards? I wonder if it is as popular in other countries as it is here?

As always, thanks for reading. Forgive me if I am a bit scattered……waiting does that to me.