"Women of God can never be like women of the world. The world has enough women who are tough; we need women who are tender. There are enough women who are coarse; we need women who are kind... We have enough women of fame and fortune; we need more women of faith." -- Margaret D. Nadauld

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A Little Christmas Cheer

In honor of Christmas landing on a Sunday this year, I thought I’d post
our family Christmas picture from 2005, the last time Christmas was
on Sunday.


Isn’t that hilarious?

This is one of our FAVORITE Christmas pictures of all time.

Buttercup was 13….
Need I say more?
You don’t need Captain Obvious to point out how excited she was to take a family picture that morning.

We went to church (we had the 1:00 time slot I believe)
and afterward we came home and got this shot.


Sure, it’s a prettier picture
but Buttercup and I love the first picture more
and we laugh about it every time we think about it or look at it.


We laugh at how silly it is.
How such a simple thing like taking a family picture can blow up into something huge.
And how we still loved each other even though we were mad and frustrated.

It’s a reminder of family bonds.
Of  compromise.
Of  forgiveness.
Of remembering that families are forever, even though they’re not always perfect.
(I’ve never met a perfect family, have you?)

And most importantly,
It’s a reminder that we love each other.


Garden of Egan said...

Total Awesome-Sauce!

Such a cute family.

I'm glad Christmas is on Sunday this year too. It seems more real.

Connie said...

That picture is hilarious. So glad you can look at it and laugh.

That love will get you through anything!

I hope you're doing well and that you have a Merry Christmas!.

Yvonne said...


I love it--we have a few of those, too.


Josh N Aly said...

oh my gosh i just about died of laughter

Calvin said...

Valerie only gets better looking over time!!!

thorkgal said...

I love that you can both look back and laugh together. I know that secretly you are hoping for her to have a daughter that will do the same... like tradition. Hahaha!

Anonymous said...

wish I was there, get her naked take her to bed and make her VERY happy mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm sooooooooooooooooooooo tight