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I love to take my children's picture at Christmas time. I have been taking a Christmas and summer picture every year, for the past 7 years, faithfully. I am always excited, even when they’re not, to get them together all shoved up in the car to go somewhere to take a Christmas picture. Mostly they look forward to it, too. Christmas picture time signals a break from reality, a start of the holiday season, and time for just us to talk in the car while we roam looking for the perfect new spot and visit old ones as well.
One year many years ago, I was opening Christmas cards and I opened one from some of our oldest and dearest friends - and it was the most beautiful card I had ever seen! I LOVE the idea of pictures printed ON a card. I felt so out of the loop, all these years I had simply put a picture IN a card- WHERE had Christmas cards from Shutterfly been all my life?
I have had a love affair with brilliant Shutterfly ever since. This year Shutterfly is offering my fellow blogging buddies an offer I, myself, could not refuse! They are offering 50 free cards if you blog about them. Go to Shuterfly.com for more information.
I want to be sure and tell you that I wouldn’t blog about something I don’t believe in. Shutterfly has been a reliable service that I have used many times. I have had books printed from them, cards, and just regular pictures. The book I created on Shutterfly for my mother-in-law was literally amazing. She cherishes it and I loved making it. Shutterfly is easy to use and self explanatory.
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One year I had calendars made from Shutterfly and they turned out amazing! Our family members enjoyed the children's faces all year! And just when they thought they were finished looking at those little faces.... HAHA... Im ordering more this year! Join me by ordering from here.
GO! GO, my friends, to Shutterfly and create something wonderful, something personalized, something unforgettable today!
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My dear friends,
I’ve wondered how to blog this news, how to say this one thing that’s going on in our lives and I’m never sure how to start…. To the rest of the world this won’t seem like big news because it’s the norm in America today, it’s what so many families are doing nowadays- its hip to be deployed. But to our family this is BIG.
YES, you heard me- Mr. B. is being deployed. Don’t worry we’re sufficiently freaking out around here. He told me quite a few months ago, we felt “lucky” to know so far ahead of time but the time is almost here and I’m worried.
There were and are still about 300,000 things to get in “order” for the deployment, we are struggling daily to get them taken care of. We are also struggling daily to not freak out and feel like every single moment might be the last moment.
He’ll miss Kid1’s graduation, entering the Navy, boot camp graduation, and his last days as a child in our home. He’ll miss Kid2’s first day as a senior and her last summer to be home and be a kid. He’ll miss Kid3’s re-introduction to NMMI as a sophomore, and his 14 year old careless summer. He’ll miss Kid4’s last day of first grade and her first day of second, a million funny things she will say and her heart-warming hugs.
And we will miss him. We will miss everything about him. My house will feel empty and a little crazy without him. Mr. B. keeps us all grounded, keeps our head out of the clouds and cleans the house!
My heart aches for him knowing he won’t get back these moments, yet I’m proud that he can serve our country. I’m proud that he is one of the people to stand up and fight for what we believe in. We’re lucky to call him ours.
We spent Saturday in Florida at meetings about family readiness and how we can be most prepared for the up coming deployment. This day was a day that made it all hit home. He’s going and that’s that. Sunday the girls and I are having a day to do girl things… who knows what we may do. We’ve tried to turn this weekend into a little weekend vacation for them so they will feel special and so this isn’t so hard.
Back to the grind Monday.
I love you friends,