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Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Jollydays!

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That was this year’s giant-sized Christmas postcard (Ree left, Ro right), and here’s a peek back at our Christmas cards over the years (just because I got all nostalgic and went combing through the image archives).

Last year (2009) was the year that TubaDad and I got all ambitious and set up the white background in the garage. The pics and the card turned out really cute, but boy that was a lot of work. Ro has the red bow and white dress and Ree has the green bow and black dress:

In 2008, the girls decided Santa was A-OK. We got smiles with the man in red, and then had them sit near our red family-room wall and grabbed the two individual shots (Ro left on Santa’s lap and top, Ree right on Santa’s lap and bottom):ChristmasCard2008

In 2007, my mom and I thought we’d jaunt over to the mall with the girls and get a quick, happy shot with Santa. Yeah... They sure were happy about everything else Christmas-related though. Ree in silver, Ro in red:ChristmasCard2007_anon

And 2006 was our first Christmas with Ree and Ro. We came home from China on Nov 4, and then went to see Santa a little over a month later, to the girls’ supreme displeasure. They switched places in the pics, so Ro is on the left in the first pic, and Ree is on the left in the second one.ChristmasCard2006_anon copy

Prior to 2006, TubaDad and I sent out detailed, humorous Christmas newsletters every year. Funny, we don’t seem to have time to do those anymore... Good thing we have a blog. Heh.

Have a wonderful holiday with your family and friends!


  1. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    Wishing you all a fab new year too -

    Connie & Claire

  2. First, I love the wela dresses! Second, I think my fav nostalgic one is 2007, I love the cute dresses and shoes! Merry christmas!

  3. Anonymous12/24/2010

    So who is who in this year's pic?

  4. Merry Christmas to you & your beautiful family! How they have grown......I love seeing how they've changed but they still have those "unique" personalities!

  5. Merry Christmas, Salsa Family! Love the Christmas cards through the years. :-)

  6. Are the girls following santa?


  7. Anonymous12/25/2010

    Great to see the progression of the cards! Please post photos of your amazing backyard view!!! It looks amazing from the little bit I can see in the backgrounds of recent photos!
    amanda in atlanta

  8. Merry Christmas! Man, have they grown. Such cute cards, such cute outfits and darling smiles over the years.

  9. Merry Christmas to my favorite Salsa Family! :) Lots of love to you guys!

  10. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas, hugs to all of you.

  11. Merry Christmas to all of you!

  12. I was just telling my family about the first Santa picture (We don't love santa!) Hilarious even after all these years.

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and a magnificent and prosperous new year!

  13. They are getting so big!! Beautiful pics :)

  14. Wonderful pictures!! Merry Christmas (belated) and have an amazing 2011!

    Alyzabeth's Mommy

  15. Oh, I loved that glimpse back! And I think every family has a least one shot of screaming children on Santa's lap. *grin* In ours, the Tongginator looks like a floating head because I put her in a red dress that was the EXACT shade of Santa's suit. Duh.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  16. Merry Christmas! I love the recap of the previous years!

  17. oh i loved this retrospective so much! it is mind blowing this much time has passed and your babies have become big girls :) happy christmas to you!

  18. Merry Merry Christmas dear friends!! Fun walk down memory lane and watching the girls grow. Oh so quickly....far too quickly!

    Love to all of you from Hannah and I!


  19. love the lime green leggings!

  20. I loved your card this year......and all the years in the past too! SO much fun to see how they have grown and changed over the years. I am sure it brings a tear to your eye to look back!!

    Hope you had the Merriest of Christmases!! Happy New Year to you and the family. May 2011 bring you lots of joy and happiness!