yes, i said that i'd post my christmas card today, but i'm pushing that off til monday just 'cause i love the awesome holiday pictures that everyone sent in! thank you, thank you, thank you, guys! these are great and i just couldn't put them off for the weekend!
here are some great holiday memories from just a few of the members of our perhapa-family! enjoy!
Here is one of my older sister, Diane, my younger brother, Cary, and me with my price and joy, Captain Action dressed as Captain America.
Also, a cute modern picture of Santa and a little friend.
alison martin (thibodeau)
Okay, I really had a ramble down memory lane. Love looking at the vintage presents and stuff in the backgrounds. Anyway, you asked for photos, here're some . . .
(alison is opening a game called...voodoo!! it all makes sense now...)
(i was good friends with alison's brother jeff--here he is playing santa for his baby sister. sweet.)
The family one is my Mom's family before I was a twinkle in her eye.
Note the old Santa by the tree.
the other one is me at 5 yrs old? Maybe... with the same Santa standing guard by the fireplace.
He still resides with me to this day. We keep him safe and take him out every December.
Oh and I still have that Stocking as well.. it's retired but still sits with the decorations.
Here are some Christmas pictures. I must've missed where you asked for them. I have two from when I was very little (I'm the baby in them use whichever one you want), and one from my daughter's first Christmas in 2007 (I swear she enjoyed herself). ; ; )
i'm guessing that these first two are for '70 and '71 respectively--the third one is definitely '72.
we learned early on that if you asked for a wagon or something like that, santa would also fill the wagon with toys. wow!
(my brother and i were often embarrassed at how many presents we got at christmas, to the point of discouraging our friends from coming into the house sometimes. years later, my mom told us of how my dad would totally lose it at christmas and just go crazy at the toy store. he is that way still and inundates his grandkids with christmas gifts! slow down, rodeo!)
also from alison--and to remind us again what the season is all about--here's a picture of the christmas program from our church from back in 1976. i don't know which one alison is and i'm sure i'm in there somewhere...alison...?
i'd love to have more of these pics to post next week, so if any of you have some and are inspired to send them in, PLEASE, we'd love to have them!
i'll post the christmas card on monday and there are more holiday surprises coming up next week!
smell ya later!