Some of these are still in the mail on their way to our friends and family, but in the meantime, I needed to share our Christmas cards this year...
Usually we just send one, but this year we had such an amazing opportunity to send the silliest card in our history (but couldn't chance sending this to work colleagues and older family friends) that we had to go with an option 1 and option 2. :) Option one shows us as we REALLY wish our life was all the time... you know, perfect-looking.
We're smiling! Everything is perfect! We look fantastic! There's snow and a sled for goodness-sakes!
That's not to say that we're not smiling an awful lot of the time and that we don't have an incredible, amazing, really blessed life together, because we do....
But let's be honest... no one's life LOOKS like that 100% of the time. Which is why card #2 makes me so happy.
I mean, in real life sometimes you have the most fun when you're zooming downhill at 30mph heading straight for some super scary-looking brambles and you have no idea how to steer the sled. Everyone knows it, but the ride is so fun that it's totally worth the crash at the end...
Or maybe in real life you have the most fun when things mostly just aren't going right, and you have no idea on God's green earth where you're heading but that's ok, because you're a team and you've got each others' backs and you figure things will turn out just fine..
Or maybe real life's fun because you've made a crazy choice that will change things forever for the two of you (like having a baby) and you're both hurtling toward that new phase in life without a CLUE of what it really means, will look like, or bring into your family, but you keep heading that way because it just feels right and the anticipation and uncertainty is BEAUTIFUL and what life is all about.
Regardless of which possibility resonates with you, Option #2 captures what I feel like our life really feels like these days. The photo is terrible, we look ridiculous, but Oh, What FUN! :)
Happy New year and Happy Christmas, and ALL other holidays this season from me!