Friday, December 21, 2007

Aha!

I found something I like about Christmas!

I like the holiday pictures of my friends and their kids.

I like it that they remember me at this time of year. Some of them pose with their beautiful kids or sometimes it’s just the kids. Either way, they make me happy. I’ve hung them all on my refrigerator and they’ll probably stay until next year or until they fall off, whichever comes first.

Tonight, I was looking at them while I reheated some leftovers – blonde curly haired sisters Gabby and Grace, little Kyle in his Christmas suit; Sister-Staci and Adrian with puppy dog Eesa, and Debbie with her boys; Astin, Max, and Luke.

I love it that my friends know me well enough that they send the pictures, but skip the annoying Christmas update letter. This is one of the small reasons I am friends with these people.

My friends are well and happy, they have had their share of ups and downs this year, but at the end of the year, they took a minute to think of me and to send me a piece of their greatest joy. It’s right there on my refrigerator, smiling back at me. That's the only update I need.

10 comments:

Her Roo-ness said...

sometimes i frame these.

come visit.

rennratt said...

My girlfriend simply sends the pics with a post it note attached.

It reads "We aren't dead. Are you?"

I send her back a picture of Nooze with a post it reading "Nope."

kenju said...

I love getting photo cards, too, unless they're of 3 bulls dressed in Santa hats. Honestly.

Merry Christmas!!

Scottsdale Girl said...

The picture cards are THEE best.

Next year I am going to find some poor unsuspecting soul to help me corral 2 dogs and 3 cats into a picturesque scene with me to take a picture.

I am certain there won't be ONE that doesn't have me SCREAMING in it.

MERRY CHRISTMAS CUTIE PIE!

Kingfisher said...

THAT is Christmas. Everything else is superflous extravagence. 2 of my female employees sheepishly walked into my office Friday. "We baked this year," they said embarrassed. I told them this was my favorite kind of xmas present. And I wasn't lying.

Merry Christmas to you!

tiff said...

Joy joy joy.

Want a picture of the Things, or will you come see them in person? ;) We miss you.

Brianf said...

Tag! You're it.
Go read my latest post.

db grin said...

Merry DayAfter to you!

I didn't send you any pictures. Can we still be friends?

Roy said...

Merry Christmas, happy New Year! Print this out and tape it to the fridge door.

justrun said...

I know what you mean. I keep those pictures all year, too.