Merry Merry and Happy All That

Dec 26, 2012


In tradition with all Mommy Bloggers (Capital “M” and “B”) I’d like to present to you a montage of TEH CUTEZ.

I know I know, I hear it. Sorry.

One of my favorite traditions is the annual Girls & Kids Christmas (Same of moms and kids camping gang). We gather the children to play until they sweat, feed them, trade presents (picked by lottery, one kid buys for one other kid) and make an ornament. I’m a fan of tradition. It’s predictable and comfortable. It’s so predictable, in fact, that as the years have progressed we have added children but still, every year, predictably, someone will sprint out of the “HOLD STILL FOR THE BLOODY PHOTO” part of the evening.

Every. Year.



In fact, kids are SO predictable, we even have this photo taken at another friend’s house for the New Annual Gingerbread Mansion Making. (Dude, SERIOUSLY)





And, because my sister lives close enough now for us to do Christmas Eve together, we did.

Old Skool:


New Skool:


More toddler escaping pictures. (Know when to hold ‘em, know when to walk away, know when to run….)


From 1985 to 2013, Happy New Year and Merry Christmas.

xmas 85

**2008 song by LB herself **

Merry Christmas!! from Mrs. Flinger on Vimeo.



  1. Merry Christmas!
    Love the old skool & new skool.

    By Colleen - amadisonmom on 2012 12 26

  2. That picture is 1983 with us reading the Night Before Christmas. Great Memories. Great Traditions. 

    By Omaflinger on 2012 12 26

  3. Merry Christmas!  Gotta love it when your fam is close at hand. (At Christmas, anyway… wink

    By CitricSugar on 2012 12 26