I know what you're thinking and I totally agree. Lame. Lazy. And very scrooge-ish.
I'm okay with all of those adjectives right now, really.
All throughout blog land, and even in my very own mailbox, everyone has these beautiful professional pictures done and I can't even get my entire family in one spot. Well, we did at Tuffy's wedding, but I was thinking wedding and not Christmas cards, on account I don't send them. And since it will be 2012 before I get them all in the same room again, I had to improvise.
Behold - our beautiful Family 2011 Christmas picture!
back row - Splenda, mCat, Jordan, Jack, Corbin, Karalee, Chloee
front row - Luke, Tuffy, Montana and Jace
Aren't we a good looking bunch?! And LOOK at our tree! Gosh, you will be hard pressed to find anything else out there even comparable. Really. Isn't the touch of camo on Corb pretty cool? And the pink skirts on all of us girls matching just so? And we even got the all the dogs to sit still and smile. A Christmas Miracle!!
Okay, if you can just peel your eyes away from the stunning photo, I will now commence with our family update for the year 2011
We began it all with a very rocky start by losing Jillian on Christmas eve. 2011 was going to be tough. January was spent with Corb finished up his USMC training. Luke enrolled in school in Orem. Tuffy and Montana kept dating and working and finishing school.
Jordan got fat
Jack got crazy.
Spring came, Corbin finished up his combat training in CA, his specialty training back east and was getting ready to get established back in Camp Pendelton.
Karalee became a huge part of our lives.
Luke still doing school and working and dating
Tuffy and Montana still dating and working
Jordan got fatter
Jack got crazier
Summer showed up for a minute.
Corbin and Karalee got married on the beach in California.
Luke was working, schooling and dating.
Tuffy and Montana were working, dating and planning a wedding.
Jordan kept getting fat
Jack kept getting crazy
Fall struck too early.
Corb working in the armory as a small arms tech stationed at Camp Pendleton.
Karalee doing school part time and jewelry on the side.
Luke still schooling, working, dating.
Tuffy and Montana got married and moved into a cute little apartment not from from here.
Jordan still packin on the ellbees
Jack still whirling around in his own craziness
Now it's winter and the end of the year fast approaching.
Corb's fam is doing fantastic in SoCal. USMC is good to them. They are good for the USMC. Win-Win relationship
Luke is still working, schooling and dating. I think he likes the dating part the most.
Tuffy and Montana got a new puppy and both working and loving the newlywed life.
Jordan is helplessly tubby.
Jack is hopelessly nuts
and Jace the new puppy is adorably cute.
And Chloee? Well she spent the year being the cute, adorable, litte punkin that she is. She justs get cuter every day!
So what have Splenda and mCat been doing all year?
We are just along for the ride with our kids. For us, that's what our world is all about.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!
PS - if you are interested in the amazing pictorial art above, send me an email and I could prolly make one happen for you family. Unless you have a bazillion kids and then most likely not.
PSS - if you need one for your fridge to hang up with all the other cute ones you get, just click the print button and make sure you have paper in your printer.
PSSS - This won't be the last post on Christmas so don't get your socks spinning yet, just needed to get the cards out you know!