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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Picture A Day Challenge for 12/25/07

Well, I already posted a Merry Christmas wish, but I'll do it again, since I'm catching up on the picture a day entries. Part of the challenge is to post every day, but I think with Christmas preparations in the month of December, we should get special dispensation for at least a couple of days, don't ya' think? Any way, I hope that you had a wonderful and blessed Christmas.

We went to the in-laws for Christmas day. The tradition there (for the five years we've known her and time immemorial before that for the rest of the family) is that SMIL's son and DIL and their four kids come down from Dallas and have Christmas dinner and open gifts. This year it got pushed back to evening supper because they couldn't get out of Dallas early enough (it's a five hour drive). SMIL normally gets everyone a shirt for Christmas and FIL gives us cash. Since she's not been feeling well for the past month, she didn't get to shop, so she gave cash. We had the hardest time coming up with what to give them that they didn't already have. And I really didn't want to be exchanging cash. That just didn't make sense. So I made a CD clock for them. I knew there was going to be controversy because I didn't put all of her kids on there, but honestly, there weren't any good pictures and there wasn't enough room! Sure enough, when there was only DH and his brother and their families, along with pictures of FIL and SMIL, it wasn't good enough for her. FIL was thrilled with it. I even used background paper that reminded me of a particular outfit she loves to wear.

Okay, now it sounds like I'm justifying, and I guess I am. I put it together Christmas morning before we left, but I had spent two hours the previous afternoon getting the photos arranged int Photoshop and printed out. I think it turned out beautifully. I did take some photos yesterday of her grandkids to make something especially for her. Her birthday is in January, so guess what she's getting? Here's the one I made:

1 comment:

Rach said...

It turned out lovely, Karen and if she doesn't like it .. then pooey on her.