Saturday, December 26, 2009

Tobler Family Photo Shoot, Take 2

I really should send out my Christmas cards. But I haven't ordered them yet. I was disappointed in Shutterfly's "Merry Martin Luther King Jr. Day" card selection. Because that's probably when I'll get around to mailing them, sometime in late January--Flag Day in June at the absolute latest. At what point is it just tacky to send out holiday cards?

Now off to E.C. to spend some quality time with the Hoopes Troops...

McQuippy says I had this photo taken of our feet expressly to show off my favorite shoes.
That man has me all figured out.

and the "Best Gift Award" goes to....

Caroline! [to her doting father].

Runner Up.....Santa!

[For this bad-to-the-bone rickshaw trike.
Made in China or India, appropriately].
Yak not included.

what are the odds?

This one goin out to jolly old St. Nicholas--

If I could have a horrific stomach flu ANY OTHER NIGHT OF THE YEAR besides Christmas Eve next year, it would be sheer fabulosity.


p.s. thanx for the Bose ipod docking station

Monday, December 7, 2009

the world according to caroline

[5-year old daughter Ellison:]
"Mom, Caroline says if I don't obey her she'll
tell them to lock me up in jubi."
I don't know who "them" is.
How Caroline became the resident expert on
juvenile detention centers
still remains a mystery.
Probably just typical 3rd grade water cooler fodder...

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

it's still happy

Just got back from here...

[this was taken last year]

where Caroline did a little of this...

and this...

with the Wright family entertainment dynasty.

(cousins Jenee Wright Prince and Ivan Prince)

We were also lucky enough to have a grandma, a grandpa, an aunt, an uncle, and a little cousin from the Tobler side along for good luck to come!