It’s almost 2013, yo!

December 31, 2012

Greetings from our kitchen, the best photography studio in town! *tiny cough*

Well, for the 3rd year in a row, we didn’t send out any holiday cards. Actually I’m trying to figure out if we’ve EVER sent out any holiday cards. I think we did when Julia was age 1 and age 2. After that, we threw in the towel. I started saying Happy New Year on Facebook. And then I moved to saying Happy New Year on the blog. AND HERE WE ARE.

I have so many lovely holiday cards adorning my mantel mirror right now. And I feel so lame that we are not more together with our card sending capabilities. But...I have this here space, see? And I can put photos on it and write words (sometimes) and let’s PRETEND THAT THIS IS A CARD!

Pretending is awesome. Also, it seems likely that if I ever do send out real cards that one can actually hold, they won't be Christmas cards because I'll never have it together enough to be timely. And organized. But I feel like the perfect holiday card for me to attempt is the New Year's card. It can arrive any time in December, before or after Christmas, or any time in January and it will still be ok. I like that kind of latitude.

Also, I have noticed that a great many of my friends who DO have it together, send out a little year-end note, summarizing major events and happenings that occurred in their families. I actually really like those letters, because I am such a busy-body. There's really no place I'd rather be than all up in someone's grill. Did that come out terribly, terribly wrong? Whatever you're thinking, I didn't mean it that way. I'm not even sure what I was meaning, except to be ridiculous. I just like to know people's business, which is why I like blogs. Moving on.

So the letter thingy! Andrew and I were realizing that any letter we could possibly send out would be SO TREMENDOUSLY BORING, because we don't do anything. We were telling his mom about how dumb a letter from us would be and then she said, 'well now I'm thinking that you guys should totally do one!' (I added the 'totally'.)

So now it's like, a challenge. To make our really boring lives sound remotely interesting.

Um so yes. Julia graduated from Kindergarten this past year and that was awesome. She's lost five teeth. And what else. Uh, we're apparently living through the teen years right now, even though she is 6. She went through a 'Brave' obsession, followed by a 'Hotel Transylvania' obsession. Not sure what's she's obsessed with right now, other than being a teeny tiny future musical theater diva, major.

She just told me this evening before I sat down to write this little ditty, that for her birthday this year, she wanted 'an intimate gathering' of friends. I then had to put my napkin over my face so I wouldn't snort my food all over the table from laughing through my nose. I need to put a stop to all the 'Phineas & Ferb' viewing, which is where that phrase came from, Andrew is pretty sure. She likes to do the Egyptian Chicken Dance a lot. I'll try and get it on video sometime.

Me? According to Andrew, I am totally addicted to Pinterest and blogging and playing with filters to put on my pictures. Andrew and I fought a lot about whether we were going to watch 'Vampire Diaries' or 'Supernatural' first on any given particular evening. I took a lot of pictures of books and my kid.

Our she-devil of a cat ate at least FIVE OF MY SWEATERS. I want you to look REAL CLOSE at her face. That, friends, is the face of pure malevolence.

Hey Andrew! What did you do this past year?

"*bleep* if I know. Nothing. Sat around working all *#@!$& day, every day."

Did you read any good books?

"I don't know. I'm too tired to remember."

Annnnnnd....Happy New Year everyone! Now you know why we don't send out holiday letters.




14 comments:

  1. We haven't sent out real Christmas since before Miss C. was born... and after that we only sent out a photo card on her first Christmas. I just don't have the energy for it anymore.

    I did manage to send out baby announcements, though. The Little Miss was born at the end of the year so they should count as our Christmas card, right? :)

    Shall I add in my year-end note? Here goes:

    Happy New Year to you and your sweet family!

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    1. I like that note!! And Happy New Year to you and your darling kiddos and your sweet new baby!! (I don't know your husband but happy new yr to him as well :)

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  2. Hysterical! Thanks for a great read.

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    1. Hi Miss Linda!!!! xoxoxo! Happy New Year!

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  3. Loved, loved, LOVED this!!! You are hilarious. I hope Julia enjoys her intimate gathering of friends this year. I sent cards for the first time in... um... well, I'm not sure if I've sent any since Little Sis was born. And those letters? Nope. Never done one. It would either be very boring, or it would be full of me trying very, very hard to be clever, which would be cloying to our friends and would most likely confuse my elderly relatives. HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

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    1. I is SILLY but if you appreciate my twisted humor, I'll take it!!! Happy New Year my sweet D! Can't wait to chat with you about books, TV, kids and EVERYTHING else in the new yr!

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  4. This is great! It must be so much fun living with such a sophisticated little girl! I hope you have a safe and Happy New Year!

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    1. ha ha ha! It's both a blessing and curse! the other day we were driving along and J shouts out 'Hey! There's Neiman Marcus! I want to go have lunch there with grandma!' (my mom takes her to lunch there sometimes and J gets to play at being a fancy lady who lunches). ;)

      Happy New Year right back! :)

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  5. Happy new year! (btw, Yes- that came from Phineas and Ferb. Hilarious!) and this totally counts as a holiday greeting from you guys- way better than my non personalized card- also I never send out a letter, just can't think of anything to say. Hope you're having fun tonight! I'm trying to comfort a sick miss kitten- grrrr. Oh well

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    1. Oh my goodness EVERYONE is sick right now, feel better Miss Kitten!!!

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  6. HaPpY nEw YeAr to you wonderful, funny, adorable, beautiful, (yes, even in the kitchen) Melissa!

    I am so, so, so happy to have 'met' you this year. Let's make 2013 an absolute brilliant year.

    Books, fun, creativity, children and love HERE WE COME!

    Stephanie

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    1. I feel hopefully optimistic about 2013, not sure why. Meeting you in the blog world has been a real and true bright light, I can't tell how it makes my day to read your blog and to see your sunshine-filled comments here!!

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  7. Awesome! Your family is gorgeous and your kitty has her innocent face on. I never do Christmas cards either except this year. WHAT WAS I THINKING? I can't find time to tackle my mountain of laundry but decided to send out cards this year. Craziness!

    Excited to see where you and your blog do/go/roll in the New Year!

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    1. Hey sending out cards sounds a lot more fun than laundry! I totally get it :)

      I think someday we should do a book together. Not joking at all. :)

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