Friday, December 4, 2009

A Little Love for My Siblings

Blah. We are well and truly into December. We now have six inches of snow on the ground and the temperature out there makes me wish the Captain had chosen a job that allowed us to live somewhere a little less frigid. Is it so much to ask my 38 year-old husband to switch to professional surfing?

At this time of year, I naturally start thinking about family. I saw an Anne Taintor inspired card in Paper Crafts magazine a while back and vowed that when I came across the right vintage picture, I was going to make it for my sister. Recently, I came into some old children's books from the 60's and because I so love to repurpose old junk, my one card turned into one-after-another. So, today I would like to send out some heartfelt greetings and a little holiday cheer to my six (yes, I said six) younger siblings.
Sister #1 is adjusting to life with 3 kids and trying to get Christmas organized just like the rest of us:

The sentiment was lifted straight from that Paper Crafts project.

Sister #2 also has 3 kids under the age of 6, a new job in the spring, and is continuing her education in her "spare" time:

I'm going to be honest here. The expressions on these kids' faces made me lose bladder control.

Brother #1 shouldn't take this personally at all:

I don't actually hate Brother #1, but this picture could honestly have been lifted out of our childhood on any given day.

Brother #2 is working on his PhD in Chemistry:

This card illustrates perfectly my understanding of what someone with a PhD in Chemistry does.
Sister #3 hates her job:

This is how I felt in my early 20's when I was broke and overworked. It does get better.

And finally, Sister #4 has recently become a mom to 2 dogs:

Please note that no dogs were actually harmed in the making of this card. But the minute I saw this picture, I imagined the guy in the hat swinging by the farm to apologize for accidentally shooting a dog. It's just the way my brain works.

I still have about a dozen more of these hysterical old pictures. I'm kind of on a roll, and contemplating hitting the thrift stores this weekend to see if I can find any more. You know, if the snow melts.
TGIF! Enjoy your weekend, my loyal subjects!


In Real Life said...

Wow! Amazingly Creative! I totally love those cards!

It's been snowing all day. We've been stuck inside on account of I refuse to drive when it's like this, and I already caught myself dreaming of summer. I like your idea, I wonder what the chances are that my husband will suddenly realize that surfing is his true calling.

CB said...

holy crap I love them! reminds me of (to which i'll often devote 4 hours of my work day) only funnier!!! good work!!!

laterg8r said...

those are hilarious, i mock my siblings too :D

Junk Girl said...

Hey, I live in North Dakota, so I totally understand your pain (weather wise).

LOVE this post! Hilarious! I can relate; have many sibilings myself and I'm the only normal one. Go figure. :) Andrea

Sister # 3 said...

I love it! =D

Anya said...

I love it (@^.^@)
Great post

Janine said...

THESE ARE FABULOUS!!! I get the one about your brother!! I think my brother and I hated each other every day too...
And I hate to say this but we have sunshine and NO SNOW!!! This time last year we were shovelling out from under about 4 feet!!
I am going to make myself a pina colada and grab my lounger!!

The Blonde Duck said...

That's so funny!

Martinis or Diaper Genies? said...

that's a big family. Are you mormon?

Savvy Gal said...

oh there are adorable.

Tater Tot Mom said...

Love those cards! It is so gloomy here today! No snow but plenty of rain that's supposed to turn to freezing rain...I'd rather have snow!

Angie Muresan said...

You are such a nut! LOL!!! I love your sense of humor. I have a brother who is also working on his PhD in Chemistry and I tend to wonder, whatever for?
Go get some more! I'm preparing myself for plenty of laughs.


those were great - you are very creative and crafty

The Blonde Duck said...

Your blue elephant and my blue elephant can be twinkies!

Kelly's Ideas said...

very witty post!
Love to you

Stephanie Faris said...

CUTE! I love those old pictures. I put on my wish list for Christmas a calendar full of them, geared toward women.