Christmas Card


Before I started making Clover wear Santa hats and other nonsense at Christmastime, I had babies. Human babies. They feel Clover’s pain each year as they must endure their own in my endeavor to achieve the official Christmas photo.

Though I think it’s Morgan who actually endures most of the pain.

Judging by the look on his face, Ross might be a close second.

He’s thinking about boot camp, wondering if he can volunteer to go back in exchange for his freedom from this photo session. We don’t know what Weston is thinking about, but it looks scary. Morgan is…. Morgan. A cheerful girl! And we don’t know why since everyone just beat on her, but that’s Morgan!

And just when I think all is hopeless, there’s that magic moment when everyone cooperates at once.

And everyone smiles.

And we even coax out Ross’s dimples.

And then everyone is free.

Until next year….

….by which time, they hope to be adopted.


  1. skippymom says:

    You’re a good Momma – I wouldn’t even attempt this. 🙂 Hee

    Hope you all have a very Merry Christmas

  2. CindyP says:

    :woof: Great Christmas Card photo! …eventually :snuggle:

  3. Tracey In Paradise Pa. says:

    :snoopy: Looks like your Christmas is off to a wonderful start!Love the Christmas cards.Your gang is awesome! Looking forward to my lunch tom with my kids..Two girls and one boy!Merry Christmas Suzanne and Family! Thank you for another year of smiles!! Oh and I LOVE CLOVER!
    Granny Trace

  4. Leah says:

    LOL! I like all the photos. Have a Merry Christmas. I’m sure you will with everyone under the same roof. :happyflower:

  5. Kathy in FL says:

    These will be some of their best memories of Christmas. Just wait and see!

  6. gldno1 says:

    You have great kids! These cards made me smile.

  7. Mary says:

    Those are such cute pictures, priceless! I wish they came with Sound Effects…Ha Ha.

  8. rileighsmom1 says:

    I am so happy to see you enjoying your little family this Christmas! The pictures are so cute. Merry Christmas!

  9. Carol Langille says:

    If I had a box of these cards with envelopes, I’d send them out to all my friends because they are so happy!
    Merry Christmas to everyone!

  10. Carmen C. says:

    Looks like they had alot of fun, even though they won’t admit it;) Merry Christmas to you all, ENJOY!

  11. patrice says:

    A group of jolly elves you have there! They can stand the torture. You went through childbirth for them. They owe you. lol

  12. Cousin Sheryl says:

    Merry Christmas, Cuz! Hope to see y’all in person soon! Luv!

  13. laura says:

    Morgan reminds me of my daughter – happy, smiling, free spirit. How lucky she is to have two big (very handsome)
    brothers! Merry Christmas Suzanne, thank you for this website, I start my day off with my coffee and you every morning!

  14. patrice says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  15. Barbara W says:

    Beatiful family. You’re lucky, they are all home. Merry Christmas.

  16. Rhonda says:

    Merry Christmas to you and your family…all wonderful kids.

  17. texwisgirl says:

    SO cute! They’re good sports (even tho they try hard not to be – Ross!)

  18. Dawn says:

    Your kids look fun. I’ll bet you are so happy to have them home together!

  19. Kacey Kay Pickens says:

    Suzanne, they have gotten so big! How does that happen? Where are those little kiddos? Isn’t it fun though to have “adult” offspring? Glad Ross was able to come home for a bit.

  20. 4jsMOM says:

    Making memories–awesome! Reminds me of my daughter who went through the same antics with her 3 older brothers. She always had the last “hit” or “word”—and still does, even at age 32.

  21. jan~n~tn says:

    The photo session with teens :bugeyed: . Sometimes worse than with toddlers :hissyfit: . Everyone-eat well :hungry2: , stay warm :sun: , feel loved :snuggle: , be happy :snoopy: . Merry Christmas :reindeer and thank you for another super year.

  22. leavesofthefall says:

    fun times… to be treasured memories… it doesn’t get any better than that, does it?

  23. Jen in ID says:

    Great photos Suzanne! Merry Christmas to you & yours!!

  24. Lynne says:

    I know how they feel. You really hate it while it’s happening but later when you are miles apart you miss it!

    Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  25. Luann says:

    Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

  26. marymac says:

    I love it, love it, love it!!!! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas Suzanne!

  27. Beth Brown says:

    Great photos!!!!Have a wonderful Christmas!

    Beth oneoldgoat

  28. Estella says:

    Love the photos.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  29. Nancy in Iowa says:

    Beautiful babies!!! Beautiful people. I wish you all a very warm, happy, and well-stocked Christmas!!!

  30. Bev in CA says:

    We take the annual Christmas photo every year. Of course there is always the clowning around. It always takes many shots before the ultimate one is chosen. We enjoy looking back through the years. Merry Christmas Suzanne and family. Thank you for all the work you and your helpers put into “Chickens in the Road.” We love you!
    Happy New Year!

  31. Nancy (Toodie) Mahlendorf says:

    Thank you for the warm welcoming site you have created. Your life and family and animals gave me smiles and giggles. Priceless these days.
    I wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

  32. cricketjett says:

    Suzanne, I’am so happy that all your children are home for Christmas. Merry Christmas to all!!!!

  33. turtle says:

    Happy Family. Merry Christmas Suzanne, and best wishes for a Happy New Year…thank you for giving us a window on your wonderful farm life! 🙂

  34. Whaledancer says:

    The kids’ annual Christmas gift to you: one perfect photo op. But it’s clear that you –and they– enjoy the greatest gift of all, the simple pleasure of enjoying your time together. Merry Christmas, Suzanne, to you and yours!

  35. Lori Skoog says:

    These are all fabulous shots! Hope you are all having a very Merry Christmas…so nice that you can be together.

  36. Diane says:

    Merry Christmas to you.

  37. Sue from England says:

    Happy Christmas to you and your family, and a wonderful 2011 too!

  38. lavenderblue says:

    Great photos! And don’t you worry, Morgan is a woman who can hold her own ground against two big brothers. You all have a Merry Christmas.

  39. Yvonne says:

    Aaaah….family!!! Merry Christmas to everyone! :reindeer:

  40. Lavon says:

    Wow!!! Morgan DOES have two eyes! Ha!

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