Friday, December 12, 2014

The Christmas Card Is Ready To Mail

My Christmas photo has been printed and stuck in an envelope to be mailed.
Whew! With only a short time until Christmas I'm cutting it a little close!


Almost every year of our married life we've taken a photo for our Christmas card.
I have all my Christmas photos in several red albums that I drag out at Christmas time to get all
of us mushy and sentimental. Right now they are somewhere in storage and have yet to be found.
I'm sure they are there somewhere!

Here's a couple Christmas cards that I managed to find on my computer.
Fortunately, my photo taking has improved over the years thanks to a better camera.

All the pets HAD to be included in this one...Wanda, my iguana, was there too!
(Some info was removed to protect the not-so-innocents.)


This one was created using my newly learned, but not so good photo editing skills.


To continue this crazy tradition, my hubby and I went on an adventure to take our 2014 photo.
We didn't take along a professional photographer, just my camera and it's handy little timer.

To get to the place for our "photo shoot" we had to walk miles and miles...it took hours!
My hubby said it wasn't that long.
Really?
He said it was only about a half mile and it took 15 to 20 minutes.
Are you sure?
It seemed like such a long walk uphill the whole way there and back!

There was some beautiful scenery along the way...



This small mountain of rock has some nests embedded in it. Can you see them?


They look pretty cool on this rock! I counted at least seven, but I'm sure there were more.


Swallows can get pretty determined where they build their nests and will rebuild even if you knock
them down or try washing them away. It can be crazy and whole neighborhoods can be taken over!
 It's no fun if they pick your house to build them on!

We found a great spot on the boardwalk to take pics.

Sunglasses on...no.

 A little romantic tilt of the head...no.

The strangle hold...definitely no, no, and more no.

Is the camera done taking pictures? Silly timer!

Seriously, is it still taking pics...dang that timer!

I'll check the camera.

Where'd she go?

Let the hubby check the camera.

Finally...success!


Do you send photo cards at Christmas?

26 comments:

Thearica said...

Your photo Christmas card looks great! Beautiful couple!

Merry Christmas!

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

Great Photos! I love the crazy one you did....too cute. Merry Christmas!

tink's mom said...

What a beautiful backdrop for a beautiful couple. Great choice of the photos to go with. The others were just plan fun to see.

Jeanie said...

I don't send a photo card but I really love to receive them. Your final shot is just right and I love the scenery shots too....beautiful!

Linda said...

Wonderful blog and post. Your photos are lovely.

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh your card is too cute and such a gorgeous couple. One of the neatest cards I saw was from a couple that had a picture of him, and her when they were about 5 years old.

Sue said...

Carol, you know you are crazy, don't you? I love the sequence of photos and the captions you wrote! I hate my photo taken so no Christmas cards with pictures but I do love to get them, especially if kids are in them...you get to see how much they grow each year! Merry Christmas to your family!

Mary said...

Carol what a lovely picture. Thank you for sharing it with us. Merry Christmas.

StitchinByTheLake said...

Love, love, love your cards! And such beautiful scenery on this year's card - you look so beautiful there with your handsome hubby - but more than that you just look so happy. :) blessings, marlene

Kathy said...

So cute!!

charlotte said...

Great photo, Carol. Love the scenery too.

Mdm Samm said...

oMG I just laughed ....not at your photos which are just perfect, especially the last one...the build up...you are so funny...

Kimberly said...

You picked the perfect one! I love the whole post. It is a beautiful card and gotta love that non Christmas weather and scenery thanks to the desert life!

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Nice photos and beautiful scenery too. Your card is cute. I don't send cards anymore and my family and friends stopped sending cards years ago too. I spend more time making my gifts that I wouldn't have time for making cards too. Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year Carol!

Needled Mom said...

Ha! We can relate to all of the photos....waiting on a timer can create some wonderful expressions! The final outcome is GREAT.

KathyinMN said...

It's a nice picture. Love your past cards too!

Baa. xxx said...

Great photo! Love the scenery too.

Barb said...

Love it! Beautiful picture!

Pierro said...

Rosemary B here:
This was a joy to read.
I loved every photo.
The last one was the best.
Love you, Carol. Merry Christmas

Sandy said...

Beautiful area....great picture. Thanks for sharing with us and Merry Christmas!!

Linda Loosli said...

Love this post! I always look forward to your Christmas cards!

Vickie said...

LOL, Yep, I enjoyed your Christmas card adventure ! I'm so happy you walked hours and hours to take that picture, so we can gaze upon your beautiful countenance and a great guy who will climb mountains for the one he loves ! Merry Christmas !

krislovesfabric said...

Your captions are as fun as the photos...love them :)

suz said...

love the final picture - came out wonderful - the lead-up was hysterical

Corrie said...

hilarious post. That last one is so cute. It's a winner. We do a family photo but it depends on the year and timing....didn't happen this year. :(

Deonn said...

Haha, Carol! Thanks for taking us behind the scenes with you on your photo shoot! Oh, you make me laugh. It was all worth it though, that final picture is golden!