Monday, November 22, 2010

do i have a problem with shameless blog promotions?

of course not! especially when i get free stuff.

i know i have lots of catching up to do... like a certain 6 year old losing her FIRST tooth! and the awesome way this event corresponded with completely fantastic, excited friends visiting who took her out for a special treat! (guaranteed the garates are WAY more generous than that cheap-o tooth fairy).and there have been other happenings, such as a dinner out with grown-ups! which included things like candles and appetizers. (who knew the dining experience could be better than the food court at costco?)

and, the discovery of an awesome babysitter who lives like 4 houses from me! (and the realization that i'm super, super old because back when i was babysitting, the shillingtons were the coolest ever (even if one of the boys totally hated me because i was mean) and they paid me 3 dollars an hour. THREE!!! this was the best gig in town back then. and in light of current babysitting rates... wow. at this price, i'm starting to think my kids should be fluent in another language by the time i get home from dinner.)


but aside from all that, there's quite a big event coming up...

my favorite time of year to check the mail.


christmas card season!


and guess where i'm getting my christmas cards this year?

shutterfly.


and not just because they allow me the opportunity for a shameless plug in exchange for 50 free cards (you can too, go here.)
but because their stuff is awesome. christmas cards, calendars, and all kinds of good stuff.
and yes, of course, i'm wondering if my card will look as cute when the kids on the front aren't smiling or even looking at the camera, or throwing sand in each others face, or... well, lets just say our christmas picture taking might have been a tad stressful this year...

anyhow, go check them out.
and get some free cards of your own.

oh, and be sure to send me one. i love, love, love christmas cards!

4 comments:

The Lindgren's said...

Yipee free cards...We will have to exchange new addresses...

Stef said...

Ha. I so wish that I sent out cards like everyone else. I'm such a cheapskate. But now that I can get them for free I have to come up with another excuse. Hmmmm....

Heather said...

okay, email me your address b/c I lost it. I would love to send you a card for Christmas.

Haven't even begun to think about pictures, tho. maybe I'LL do the matching denim overalls :)

Missed you. Love the missing tooth pics. Maybe she'll lose the other one just in time for the holidays and she can sing THE SONG (All i want for christmas is my two front teeth...)

Vicki said...

I was just thinking about you yesterday and wondering how it was going with you guys. How's the homeschooling going? Email me your address,I love to send Christmas cards. I've especially embraced the whole Christmas letter concept the past few years...