Wednesday, June 30, 2010

2010 Swimsuit Edition

I have no old photos of family members in swimsuits. So instead, I thought for the Annual Swimsuit Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy, I'd share some swimsuit silliness from a few years back.

Our anniversary is in February and we decided on a Valentine's cruise to renew our vows for our fifteenth. Several members of our family and our best friends came with us. Memories of Christmas hadn't yet totally faded and I got it into my head that it would be great if we could send out Christmas cards with us in Santa Hats and swimsuits so a pair of hats were packed.

This is the result. We never did have the cards made up.

Our oldest took a turn with the hat for a photo op too but never had the picture made into a card either.

Our friends had to also have their turn with the hats. They did use the photo for their Christmas cards that year!

Now when we travel with these friends the Santa hats have become a tradition. Here are the three of us in Jamaica a couple of years later.

We'll be sure to have some Santa hats on hand at our new place for our dear friends or anyone else that wants to join us for some silliness.


Susan Petersen said...

Loved the photos. Thanks for sharing! Ho. Ho. Ho.

Carol said...

Love your tradition, easy to pack, light weight, does not take up a lot of room in the suitcase.

You can still use those photos for a holiday card, just don't tell WHEN you took them! LOL

Enjoyed seeing the photos! Like Susan said, HO HO HO

Nancy said...

What fun photos and what a fun tradition!

Jasia said...

Terrific pictures! Love them!!!

What a great tradition you've created. You'll have such fun looking back on those pictures in years to come. Wish I'd thought of that!

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Love that idea. Looks like you guys had a great time.

Joan said...

I am just woefully behind on reading and writing for geneabloggers ---- but I loved your pictures and the story behind the pics. Ready to pack my bag for a cruise (and I'll take a Santa hate if I actually get around to going on a cruise),.

Thanks so much for a Christmas-smile in July.

M. Diane Rogers said...

What fun! (And I agree with Carol. Use those photos any old time.)

Taylorstales-Genealogy said...

Great pictures, you sure are having some fun!

Taylorstales-Genealogy said...

Great pictures, looks like everyone is having a great time!

FranE said...

Love the pictures. You all were definitely having fun. Thanks for sharing.

Annie in Austin said...

Have you seen the scene in Julie & Julia where Julia Child and her husband Paul send out postcards of themselves in a bubble bath tub for Valentines Day? I immediately thought of them when I saw you, Apple!
How fun!

Annie at the Transplantable

(the postcard is in Julia's My Life in France)