Tuesday, January 11, 2011

1, 2, 3, Peppermint Tree!

*sits down, dusts off this poor neglected blog, and begins to type*

I can't believe it's been THREE weeks since I last blogged. What.... how did.... I don't.... just.... GOOD GRIEF, that went by quickly.

But.... today is my birthday. This is good news for a few reasons. 1) I have a legitimate excuse to eat more dessert. 2) My birthday always marks the end of our crazy holiday/birthday season and all the busy-ness that goes along with it all. Mid-December through my birthday is just nuts. Nuts, I tell you! But. Today is January 11th. And now you know what that means. It means that the mad dash is over. It means that I can breathe again. It means that I'm back!

Go ahead and take a minute to rejoice. I know how much you must have missed me. wink wink, smile. Truth be told, I missed all of you too, quite a lot, and I'm so excited to jump back into blogging and do my best to catch you all up on all of the goodness that has gone on around here. I've got a list of posts as long as my arm (don't worry, it won't be that many, as I actually have relatively short arms), and I'm just itching to write!

And what better way to dive back into blogging after the holidays than to share with you all our Christmas card?
I would have shared it sooner, but, they didn't all get sent out till about a week ago. Every year this happens. sigh. Hopefully everyone I sent to has gotten it by now and I'm not taking away any of the fun of ripping open that envelope :)

I'm not going to lie, I absolutely love love LOVED our card this year. It makes me smile every time I look at it.
See? It's just so perfectly us. But I must give credit where credit is due.
amazing pictures by the one-and-only wonderful Lorie Chambless.
design by the simply marvelous Molly of tank and tink.
what can I say... I have really really talented friends. these girls. I love them.

I hope each and every one of you had a delightful Christmas and are enjoying a happy 2011 (!!!) so far. Stick around, I really will be back again soon.

ps. that title was just for you, Jerusha and Lydia. :)


Steph said...

These are too cute! I need to get my booty over to the mailbox so I can have one in my hands!

Happy birthday pretty lady :)

Jerusha Abigail said...

As soon as I saw your title I was excited. Yay for Big Rock Candy Mountains! :)

I love your Christmas card. Thats one thing I'm excited for. Having my own family and sending out Christmas cards. It's the little things. :)
Happy birthday, sweet sister!!

*CPA* Su said...

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!! <3 And how fun that today's date is all 1's! :) 1/11/11

I know I told you on FB, but I completely ADORE your Christmas cards!!! The pictures, the design, the perfectly beautiful family...OHMYGOODNESS how do you have it all wrapped up in one card?! :) Nevermind the fact that I LOOOOVVVVEEEEE rain so this absolutely stole my heart as well!

Enjoy every ounce of your day my friend!

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Tristan said...

I smile everytime I look at it too :)

Misty said...

ok... i ADORE your cards. LOVE it so much!

Happy birthday! I have missed you, but this has been more my fault as making it to my reader over the past 3 months...

Lydia said...

"Oh' in the bog rock candy mountains you never change your socks and little streams of lemonade come trickling down the rocks!"

Best title. Let's be real.

Your card is the cutest. ever.
Love you smoochie.

Lauryn said...

Happy Birthday! Those photos are absolutely adorable! What a perfect Christmas card.

Cara@TheSheetBoutique said...

Love the Christmas card and the verse. It's held special meaning to me over the years.

Cheri said...

this card is so absolutely cute! it made me smile when i opened it! :)