here's the winning shot that made it into the christmas card this year:
i liked this one too [j's little smile behind his hand is so cute] but ultimately decided to go with the one where we all looked decent.
we took them right before church one day and i was so proud that we were dressed up, ready to go with our picture taken and on time to church -- and then as soon as we finished the photo shoot [thanks leandra!] jack barfed all over himself and required a wardrobe change... and we were late to church anyway. oh well. at least he held it in for his modeling gig :)
i decided not to include a letter in our cards this year. the card doubled as j's birth announcement, so i figured that was pretty self-explanatory...plus, not much else has changed with us this year. we're still in utah, b is still in school, etc. etc. hopefully next year we'll have lots more to share, and my return address will be somewhere a lot cooler than orem UT.