Merry Christmas, from our (Testoster)home to yours!

1198 1198_ () 1198 1198 UPDATED TO ADD: I got a funny email from Paul’s cousin who said our card looks like “a dry run for the day when Balducci, Balducci, Balducci, Balducci, Balducci and Balducci Attorneys at Law put out their yearly card to their clients.” And then my friend Jen at Mass today said we looked like we’re part of the mafia. Which I loved — especially if you note the look on Henry’s face, which is something like “I was born into WHAT??”

I love it. It’s almost as good as last year’s card.




  1. I do love it. I laughed out loud when you made the comment about the littlest one. Last years was just as great! Merry Christmas!

  2. Teresa & Shawn says:

    I love the photo and am impressed at how well it came out. I could barely get three children to look halfway decent. One question – where’s Henry’s cute little matching outfit??

  3. I know…I kinda regret the denim, after the fact. But he doesn’t have a blazer…yet!

  4. I’d shorten it and make it look like a math exponent… y’know like Balducci to the 6th power.. (this is where a computer keyboard sorta falls short).
    Great pic.
    Hope your Christmas is just as beautiful as the 7 of you are.

  5. Confessions of a Steubie Wife says:

    i guess the name balducci doesn’t hep your defense against the mafia accusation…but mafia or not, you look like you have an awesome family!

  6. You are so blessed! Poor Henry, he doesn’t get a choice, he’s just going to be dragged along into things!! 🙂

    Were you able to print your photo card with their signatures on it? Very awesome.

    Merry Christmas!

  7. You all look beautiful in this year’s card, but, man I laughed out loud at last year’s card~! I get the feeling your red heads are sane but that little dark haired one- he’s the one majoring in sports and dynamite, right?

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