Monday, December 11, 2006

Merry Christmas from The Stolls

We tried to take our annual Christmas picture yesterday to mixed results. Because of the camera's weird timer setting behavior, we all look a little disconnected. Also, without a person standing at the camera, there's no way Lindsay can be cued to look in the right direction. Oh, and none of us is particularly photogenic.

December 2006

Needless to say, it isn't going to be our Christmas card this year. And yes. My Christmas cards are actually going out in time for Christmas this year which hasn't happened in 3 years.

Our 2004 cards went out as New Years cards.

December 2004

Chez Stoll, we celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah, which we've done since before we had kids. Both my parents were raised Catholic, but chose not to raise us that way. Dad is half Jewish and a practicing Agnostic. Mom returned to Catholicism after she got married to Paul. Alec was raised with considerably more Judaism than I was raised with Christianity, though his Grandma Georgette had a Christmas tree (though it should be pointed out that bringing a dead tree into your house has absolutely nothing to do with Christ).

So last year, I decided we should have a Hanukkah card because we'd only had Christmas cards in the past, and we celebrate both holidays. The Hanukkah card was sent out in mid-February. Although I used the picture taken in late December, the card reflected that it was written the week before Valentine's Day.

January 2006


Delphi said...

I want my card to have this picture.

Bud Weiser, WTIT said...

I want my card to have this picture, too.

karen said...

The current sidebar picture is precious but where my holiday card is concerned, I want Scary Alec too!

Anonymous said...

I love the photos!

Rebecca said...

seriously, this picture is the perfect holiday picture for your family!

Epiphany Alone said...

Sorry, folks. I hope you aren't disappointed by the holiday cuteness instead!