December 24, 2010

Christmas Card 2010

Well, what have we, two, three...

...four and five little gnomes! (well, one big gnome)

Way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth(and I thought I was on the ball, ha!), I mentioned that I would post our Halloween pictures, after I sent out my Christmas card.

Better late than never, right?

For Halloween this year, we were 5 gnomes and a fairy.
We brought our tripod along on this venture thinking it would be a great way to get a family photo. I hired Finn as our photographer for $1. He was in charge of pushing the timer button. I SO wish I had a picture of him behind the camera with his little grey gnome hat peeking out.

As I was thumbing through these photos a few days ago, I sighed happily. We really had the best time ever being gnomes and a fairy.

Just roaming the woods, as is our custom.

I made the boys' costumes first...didn't really even think I'd have time to dress up this year. But I found the dress at Target for around $20. I thought, "I can always wear it again"(And I do! Just wore it two days ago with my black boots).

It had been years and YEARS since I have dressed up for Halloween. I am so glad that I did. So much fun.

Finn was doing some sort of dance. I loved it.

"I'm the king of the castle, and not a dirty rascal."

And yes, I had ridiculous amounts of fun making little felt gnome hats, suspenders and belts.

Do not mess with this gnome.

And now, presenting, the front of our Christmas card for 2010.

The middle of the card:

The back of the card.

Here is Finn's little drawing of our costumes. Love his rendition of the fairy:)

Calvin also drew his version. Precious to me.

I wish to go back to the woods.

Merry Christmas!!!

p.s. John got me photoshop for my birthday this year and I've been playing around a little.


    merry christmas!!!

  2. super cute card!! how do you come up w /your ideas?? and BTW, your hubby is a total sport. There's NO way mine would dress up as a gnome, ever.

  3. This post was the cutest ever. It did look like fun and you will always have such great memories to treasure. Just think about the boys looking at these pictures in 2020. Trust me it will be here sooner than your think. Merry Christmas and love to you all.

  4. OH MY GOODNESS, nowwwww I see what all the fuss on facebook was over your card!!! SO FANTASTICLY adorable! And how great is John to play along? I love that! You guys are such a darling darling family and oh the memories you have made with these little adventures!! I love the new header and I just adore your family, really <3

  5. THIS is the cutest thing every! Such an adorable idea! I totally LOVE it! Your blog is super awesome too :)

  6. opening your card brought such a smile to my face. It was perfect in every way. :)

    ALL of these pictures are SO magical and wonderful, Davi! How did you even decide which ones to use?? I seriously love each one. You're such an adorably happy and quaint (yes, I think quaint fits you all, in a very good way) family.

    And, might I add, I have never seen a more beautiful fairy! :)

  7. that is SUCH a creative and unique card.

    I loved the boys outfits, they all looked so handsome!

    you are such a crafty mama!

    Merry Christmas!

  8. are you kidding me. i am IN LOVE with this. seriously. and i am seriously jealous you got photoshop, girl!! merry christmas to you and your precious gnomes!

    god is so good, always.
    our hope has come!

  9. CUTEST theme. I love these pictures! You are so clever.

    p.s. I know I don't know you so sorry if this is real. But I love the photos you've posted of your home. If you ever feel like sharing your boys' rooms I'd love to see what great ideas you could share :)We're slowly re decorating my sons room and I love seeing what other people came up with.

  10. meant to say sorry if this is 'weird,' not real.

  11. I am so in love its Crazy :0) Everytime i look at your blog i want to have a million little boys just like yours :0) I love it super cute!

  12. this is so amazing its crazy! LOVE IT

  13. That is soooooo cool! Ps. I got photoshop elements for Christmas from my guy...and now we're sending out a tetris themed new years card!

  14. yea, your pretty awesome.... well done.

  15. oh goodness..........i'm speechless.
    for realz.
    this is he cutest idea ever, is your brain overflowing with constant creativity and amazing ideas, or what!!??!?
    but really, you are truly using the gifts God has blessed you with, so amen sister :)
    i loved reading your card, and learning a little more about you and your family :)

    thanks for sharing such a wonderful family memory!!!!

    keepem' comin' they da bestest :)

  16. Genius! This is the cutest idea EVER! You are so talented, I'm contantly super inspired by you. :)

  17. Your card made me smile when I got it in the mail! Loved it! So cute!