Merry Christmas 2007



Joyeux noël, buon natale, lystig jul, Nollaig chridheil, jénwèl and merry Christmas from Historic Charleston, South Carolina. We’ve had a great time over the last few days celebrating with family here, and tomorrow we’ll head to Tennessee to celebrate with family there.

Since you’re reading this on the blog, chances are you’ve probably popped in occasionally throughout the year to check up on us and see what’s going on. It’s been quite a year, and we are so blessed. Thirty weddings, 6 different countries, over 160 flights between the two of us, a new home in TN, countless exciting portrait sessions, 2 fantastic workshops, lots of road-trips and way too much fast food.

As we look back and reflect, we pause to remember what’s truly important. FAMILY: we have an amazing family and we’re blessed to have their support. FAITH: we’re fortunate to be a part of an outstanding church community. FRIENDS: when work gets hectic our friends keep us grounded, and we’re sooooo thankful for them. FREEDOM: those serving our country overseas are paying the ultimate sacrifice. As many of them spend their holidays away from their families, our hearts go out to them.

Christmas is a special time, and it becomes even more special when you have a little child running around the house. She’s fascinated by the lights, she loves singing Jingle Bells and Frosty the Snowman, even though we can’t remember the second verse, and she’s enthralled by what’s inside the beautifully wrapped boxes beneath the tree.

Last evening as we finished up some last minute shopping, we were getting into the car and Graycen was talking about one of her toys, a little stuffed moose (Tyrone from the Backyardigans). She wanted to play with him, but I had left him in the trunk. She said emphatically, “But Daddy, I love him.”

I laughed as Joy turned to me and said “we might as well laugh now, because some day she’ll be saying the same thing but it won’t be about her toy!” So, so true.

On that note, Merry Christmas from the Nudds.


Frank DiMeo said...

Merry Christmas Joy, Garrett, and little G.

It is so great to see all three years together like that.
I love the shoe evolution thing going on (:

Alex Rodriguez said...

Merry Christmas!

Brandy J Rammel said...

Merry Christmas Nudds!!!


the rammels

Amy Martin said...

Graycen's outfit this year could be the cutest thing EVER ;)

Merry Christmas!

c r y s t a l said...

Merry Christmas!!!

Love you guys!!!

Joy Nudd said...

Thanks for the comments. Hugs to you guys...Merry Merry Christmas :)

Jason Armond said...

Merry Christmas!!

Joy and Garrett

6 of Four Creations said...

Merry Christmas! Too fun. I love the postcard. I also want to note the progression of style represented. Especially in Garrett's shoes! ;)

Unknown said...

I wonder if Graycen would get mad at me if I borrowed her adorable hat? ;)

So much fun guys!

Merry Christmas...a little late.


Grace said...

your cards are so cute. we'll have to get your help next year with our xmas card! any recommendations where i can order really cool b-day invitations? its isaac's 30th in march.