So I knew we would never get around to getting out a family Christmas card this year because there was just too much going on and I have never gotten them out in the past anyway. Congrats to those of that actually did. Fortunately, we were lucky enough to be included in the Weisse Family Christmas Card that Zach's sister Angela was the mastermind behind. I taught her a little bit of Photoshop over the phone and then she did the rest. I was very proud! Here is the finished product:
... Jimmy is still the only grandchild on that side so he unfortunately is the center of attention as far as most of the people pictured above are concerned. He needs a sibling soon, but that is an entry for another day.
Anyway, for some reason I had really high hopes that I could actually get out a card that would be a New Years/New House Card which could also serve as an invitation to our housewarming. Alas, this blog entry is to vent about how that did not and will not happen. Aside from the fact that it kept getting later and later and I just could not move the card to the top of my priority list, I was probably subliminally telling myself I didn't want to do it at all because it was going to be so expensive. It was going to be like my wedding mailing all over again and .... I was not going to do that again! Gathering and organizing everyone's current addresses is the first painful part, not to mention the price of printing that many photos, and finally the ever rising price of postage. Then there is trying to decide who is important enough to get them. "Oh, just send them to family," people say, but for us even that is not easy. Zach's dad comes from a family of 13 kids (which makes about 100 people total) so just sending them out to that side of the family alone was going to be a doozy. I wouldn't mind so much if I thought people wouldn't just end up throwing it away eventually anyway. I mean, sure it lives on the fridge a little while and then what? I have a stack of photo cards from last year that I still feel guilty about throwing away so I have held onto them, but I eventually will to it--we all do. Can I just email the picture to everyone or is that just way too lame? I am still considering sending the card to the Grandparents and Greatgrandparents because they will appreciate it, but I don't know if the rest of you out their are going to get anything. I mean, I could buy Jimmy a new bed for what it would cost to get this stupid thing done. Also, we post-poned the official house-warming party date anyway, so good thing I didn't go and have it printed with the wrong date on it. Anyway, here is close to what you may have gotten in the mail if I had a lot more money and a lot more time. I probably would have put words on it and our address and stuff, but you get the idea.