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Saturday, December 5, 2009

Matt's Idea

I got this picture in an email this week. I thought it was funny. I was also surprised it wasn't Matt who came up with this idea. I keep bugging him that we need to deck out our outside of the house with lights. He isn't thinking it's as necessary as I do. But now I have Alexa on my side so we'll see. Maybe starting next year we can do it, he will be done with school so there will be no excuses. :) Does anyone else put lots of lights up outside?

I am super pumped, today we got our very first Christmas card!! I love checking the mailbox every day in December hoping to have more cards in there. I always hope it has a picture or a letter in it. Why is it so fun hearing what other people write about their family and fitting it on an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of paper? Every year I sit down to type one up but it never actually gets in our cards....it's because of my OCD and thinking it doesn't sounds perfect or something dumb like that. Just maybe this year will be the year. Anyway, I am ordering ours today and picking them up tomorrow so hopefully this week (fingers crossed) ours will be out. Woohoo.

And hey, if you send pictures and letters feel free to send one to me, k? :)
Have a great weekend everyone!

17 comments:

carma said...

I totally loved your comment about the free bag - and no, I don't have 500 magazine subscriptions - yet!!! Let me know if you see any good ones :D

Kathryn said...

send me your address girl!! I will email you my address. and yes we go all out.. IMm a christmas girl and I LOVE to decorate.. It also fun for the kids to go out side and see the lights.. they get even more excited for christmas!

Bethany said...

That is hilarious. I love it! We decided until our house was finished on the outside, we were not going to put any lights outside.

Jolene said...

Matt and Aaron can get together and be scrogges, we will decorate! LOL we do not have lights and what not out, only because I really don't have many. I do love the ditto though...hilarious!

He & Me + 3 said...

We do not do lights outside. I am only a tree inside person. Not sure why...I want to do more, just don't. I am one of those people that does the year in review letters with Christmas pictures. I have been doing it for the past 12 years. I love looking back at them all and seeing how we have changed. IT is fun. I also love getting them too.

3LittleMonkeys said...

Love that "ditto" picture...so funny! We do lights but nothing like that.
I would love to exchange Christmas cards. Email me at mgacek@shaw.ca if you want to exchange addresses.

blueviolet said...

Every year I want to do the outside better and it seems like every year, I do it a little bit worse!

Mike and Katie said...

Loved the picture! It really made me laugh!

My Christmas letter, if I ever get it printed or created will say something like this...

"We adopted another little girl this summer and are expecting a baby in February. That's in addition to a toddler and two teenagers so we have no time to write anything else."

Tyler said...

I wish Derek would put lights outside... we dont but would love to... cute pic.. my house would be the one with the "ditto"! We have the Griswalds next door LOL

Katrina said...

I got that same e-mail. It's too funny.

I'm just sending out my cards now. I guess I'm not motivated enough to write a letter to everyone. Maybe next year. :)

Sarah said...

When we had a house we did lots of lights!!! We shopped for it all after Christmas! It was fun adding a few pieces each year! :) Email me your addy...I'll add you to my list!!

B-Dub said...

Oh Man, I screwed up the cards this year. It features a pic of my two punks, and says Merry Christmas. And thats it. No explanation as to who's two punks are in in the photo. No names. Nothing. Doh!

And I'm not a letter person. C tells me I pester everyone enough on Facebook so who needs a letter...

mrs. buckster said...

that is by far the raddest picture i've ever seen! LOVES IT. we barely decorate the inside, there's no way hubster or i would be motivated to deck the outside, too. but i sincerely love the thought of it! maybe someday. as far as christmas cards, we suck @ sending them out, but i seriously enjoy getting them, too! they're fun! and you could totally write an awesome letter-just pretend it's a blog post, because yours are always so great! sorry about the short novel, er comment. i guess i'm just feeling wordy this evening. ((HUGS!))

Jen said...

It's funny, we used to decorate the outside, and now we don't. Not sure why, but part of it is that we don't get much snow and it just doesn't seem as festive to us. We barely have a trace of snow on the grass. I think I will do the deck railings with greenery and lights, after all it's supposed to snow this week. Maybe next year will do lights on the house again. It's funny John was way more into outside lights when the kids were little. Good luck getting your outside lights next year!

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Helga said...

I love that picture!!! We always put light up outside but this year we are not going to only because we are moving. A lot of my lights were ruined after Christmas last year and I don't want to replace them when we are moving anyway.

Brianne said...

We put lights outside, only white and not too much, we also put up some reindeer.