I do believe this has been the busiest Christmas season I have ever experienced. And the weird part is that I don't feel like we have done things much differently than last year. Maybe I am a poor planner this year. Who knows. What I do know is that we took our Christmas card picture in record time this year. And yes, I just took it yesterday and am just sending the cards out today. See? I am a poor planner! Maybe it was the freezing cold yesterday morning or the great coaching the kids got from me right before we went outside (I like to think it was that), but it only took four shots to get the one above. I was stunned. I was not about getting the perfect shot, I just wanted one that wasn't "all teeth and no eyes." And I think I have found the solution...have the kids do three jumping jacks and then immediately get together for the picture. It works! I have a few pics to post of Christmas gifts, but I am going to do that tomorrow. You know, make up for all the non-blogging. Again...poor planning. I hope I can overcome that in the new year.