December 24, 2009

Gathered Around the Tumbleweed

We live in suburbia but we are the definition of suburban sprawl. A handful of years ago, our house was desert landscape complete with coyotes, rabbits and tumbleweed.

We still see an occasional bunny and coyotes have been known to roam the outskirts of our neighborhood but we don’t get too many tumbleweeds anymore. So, imagine our surprise when, after a recent windy storm blew through, we found a tumbleweed sitting in our driveway.

The twins were excited to see the tumbleweed so I did what any father would have done. I put it on our front porch, wrapped it in lights and bows and proclaimed it out Christmas Tumbleweed.

As we gather around our tumbleweed, we want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas (if you celebrate it) and a kick butt 2010. You deserve it.

Christmas Card 2009


  1. That is adorable…and a cool tradition! Hopefully you’ll have a tumbleweed blow by every year at Christmastime. :)

    Comment by Kat — December 24, 2009 @ 12:50 pm

  2. That is very cool. Merry Christmas, Matthew and family!!

    Comment by Julie — December 24, 2009 @ 3:08 pm

  3. You have a kickbutt 2010 too, you deserve it. The kids look great with the tumbleweed!

    Comment by Sonya — December 24, 2009 @ 7:54 pm


    Merry Christmas to you all!

    Comment by Kari — December 24, 2009 @ 11:05 pm

  5. When you said you surprised the kids with a NATURAL Christmas tree this year, I certainly didn’t think of a tumbleweed.

    Comment by Grandmother — December 26, 2009 @ 8:50 pm

  6. I have never seen a tumbleweed! I had no idea they looked like…that. I thought it would be more see through. Or something. Mail it to Memphis?????

    Comment by Memphislis — December 27, 2009 @ 3:44 pm

  7. You don’t miss a trick, do you? Too freaking cute.

    Comment by Maura — December 28, 2009 @ 12:59 am

  8. Hahahaha, you’re the best. I live in the darn desert and I rarely see tumbleweeds, so it was obviously meant to be!

    Comment by Kellee — January 1, 2010 @ 10:10 pm

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