12.16.2011

the thankful tree

At last... our 2011 thankful tree is done! The five of us sat around the kitchen table last night and wrote on little cards all the things we were thankful for this year. We actually ran out of cards, we were grateful for so many things!



Some favorites from the evening:
Doron: "mom, my best friend" (that's me!)
Karli: "the best kids on the planet"
Collin: "an awesome God"
Drew: "our verses" (no the kids were not prompted, they're just good kids like that) :-)
Livia: "an alien with a hat on it"

See? Not prompted.

If my pictures are looking "off" lately, the color on my Mac is completely different than on my PC. The two monitors are sitting side by side on my desk, and I can't imagine what you all are seeing! On the Mac this photo is very dark and the table has brown tones, but on the PC it's really light, and the table has red tones. Frustration!

If you read my post yesterday about how I've been falling behind lately, that's the reason for this quick shot of the thankful tree. If you'd like to see our our 2010 tree, feel free to click on over. You can get a better idea of what it looks like, but with a different design. Have a wonderful weekend! :-)

26 comments:

Andrea said...

I love the idea of a Thankful tree. :) I might have to do that.
I always wonder what my photos look like on other peoples' computers.

karren said...

I love the idea of a Thankful tree for CHRISTMAS! What better time to give thanks.

Natalie said...

What a great tradition. You will treasure those. Livia's made me laugh out loud (what a cutie!) and your boys must be total sweethearts.

From what I understand, Macs are known for their accurate monitor colors. The color of your pics on my Mac look good to me. :)

Amy said...

Hehe, love Liva's! :-D I love the idea of a thankful tree, but we've never done it before. We do have a notebook that we've wrote in for about 10 years now. On thanksgiving we pass it around and we all write a bunch of things we're thankful for. So fun to read things from years ago!

The photo looks pretty good to me --- finely exposed, and red tones in the table.

Mom of M&Ms said...

Hey Karli.... it looks great....

Aleasing said...

We are thankful for the Bonnie 5!!

Kristal said...

What a great idea!

I love my pictures on my Mac. Won't even use Windows anymore. But I do want a calibrator to keep my monitor right...

Frida @ Pixelbloggen.se said...

Love the idea of a thankful tree, something to embrace for next year.

Jill Samter Photography said...

Such a sweet time with your family!

I love the photo and your colors are fine!

Ha ha ha! about TT - gift is being mailed to you on Monday!

XOXO

Adeena said...

I still think it's a great idea. ;) Maybe I'll do one next year.

Yours pics look good to me! :D Mine look bright on my laptop, then I'll look at them with the desktop and they're totally dark. Need a calibrator. ;)

Bunch of Barrons said...

Your shots always look great to me! And this thankful tree is an awesome idea. :)

liza said...

What a lovely tradition you are instilling in your family....btw, the colors look good on our end. I agree a calibrator will do the job.

Jess said...

I'm on my old laptop, the one I have *always* used, and I'm seeing a darkish background to your pic with red tones in the table... but the highlights in the papers and bokeh look perfect. My hubby got me a new computer (dell laptop, ugh) so he can have this old one... and now after looking at that new screen I'm terrified to edit anything, ever. They're so so different. In fact, I was in tears about it yesterday. But my prints always come back matching this old computer... so I guess I need to get calibrated. Or a good external monitor too. You know, "if you give a mouse a cookie"...

*sigh*

The Shades of Pink said...

Snort! LOL An alien with a hat on.

Marvett Smith said...

I love your thankful tree. It's gorgeous. The tree and the blessings you have added to it. A wonderful idea, and I love that you shared.

P.S.- Your image looks great. Did you just get a Mac? I love mine!

Ashley Sisk said...

Came to look at instagram but saw this and love it. I meant to do this this year and didn't. Reminder to do it for real next year. And I don't think your colors look off. I can't tell.

Naomi said...

love your pic! Love your tree!

Stacey said...

Your colors look awesome. Then again, I also have a Mac. ;-)

And you did it! You finished. Way to go. :-) And you have kids that are thankful for their verses?? It's like pulling teeth to get Evie to memorize her (and most times she doesn't bc I give up!). How do you do it??

happy me said...

Livia: "an alien with a hat on it"

I love Livi soooooooooo much.
And Drew!
And Collin!
And Doron!
And, of course, YOU!

But right this second? Livi's my girl!!!!

Liz said...

Oh I love this idea. What a blessing to have to look back on!!!

Tracy said...

I LOVE this. Such a great idea, I know you did it last year too, but I LOVE it. :) Maybe we'll try this next year. :) Glad you're somewhat back up and running with your computer, even if it's quirky. :)

Michelle said...

awe!! Love the idea of a thankful tree! I may have to start a new family tradition! hehe! Wonder what Storm will write??? :-D

I smiled, awed, giggled, then feel over laughing when I read this:
See? Not prompted.

LOL!!! Oh, you do my heart good!! :-D

HUGS!!!! and lots o' LOVE!!!
Chell

p.s. the colors look fine to me. good luck getting it figured out!

Branson said...

What a great idea! Love what they come up with!

Lori Allberry said...

I love this idea Karli!

What an awesome post!!! :o)

Do you then save all the cards once you take the tree down?

Love it!

XOXOXO

momaziggy said...

Really...I think that Livia and Avyree are internal twins! It's just too much..I LOVE it! I love that I'm not the only one...teehee! I love her...both our girls! :)

alicia said...

Love this! It turned out beautiful.