Jumping for Joy! Literally…

As part of our family’s Christmas traditions, I shop, bake, decorate, and create homemade greeting cards. I am always up for adding something new to the list.

My son Kelly figured he would receive a Playstation 4, but he still expressed over the top happiness when receiving his gifts. That’s when I had an idea…

Kelly jumped for joy, but what happened to his feet? His new snow pants need a hem.

Kelly jumping for joy 1

Then my daughter Courtney jumped!

Courtney jumping for joy 1

My sister Patty joined in the fun!

Patty jumping for joy 1

Danny really got into it!

Danny jumping for joy 1

I was grateful I that didn’t fall. I said grateful. Not graceful.

Susie jumping for joy 1

It’s a WILD new family tradition!

Imagine what we’ll do when 2014 arrives.

Disclaimer:  We are trained professional leapers. Don’t try this at home.

Are your holidays hopping along?

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    1. Thank you! I had to spread the joy.
      I will have to remember that! Hopefully we won’t have our gas shut off again! Our whole neighborhood froze a month ago. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
      Happy New Year!


    1. Right???? We thought about getting a photo of Roxy, but the day raced by. Thanks Maggie!
      I finally got the pictures of my holiday dance and my sister’s paintings to show up on my sidebar today. They appeared on my computer, but no one else’s. Gah!
      Happy New Year!


  1. My niece, Sweet Pea, is a natural born joy jumper, Susie, but Thurber the Family Dog, is a natural born barker so if we want to keep the peace it might be too much of an Excedrin headache inducing combo.


  2. Looks like a jumptastic Christmas in the Lindau house! Great idea and I LOVE the disclaimer at the bottom. 😉 Now, where did you guys get that jumping training? I’m thinking of a career change.


  3. And look at you all Clausy in your little Santa apron.

    You and your family have a lot to jump for. It’s been a scary but joyous year at the Lindau household. So glad you all had a reason to jump.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt


    1. Thanks so much Patricia! Wearing the apron is another tradition.
      There are a lot of fantastic reasons to jump for joy including Kelly’s graduation last weekend and my daughter making the dean’s list. It’s all good! Thanks for all your boob support through ’13. Looking forward, never backward!


    1. Ha! That’s right! We got hops!
      Roxy has bladder stones and she’s okay, but I didn’t want to push her into doing anything that hurt. She’ll have them out in January.
      Happy New Year to you and your family Lisa!


    1. We did! It was the best ever! I hope yours was wonderful too. 🙂 We are hopping right into my daughter’s birthday today!
      I’m heading down the mountains today and can get your card out this afternoon! It just might make it before New Years!


    1. Hahaha! Me too! I think we’ll be leaping next Christmas.
      I’m thinking about taking the plunge again. It won’t be nearly as cold with a high of 45. The water temp will be the same. We’ll see!!!


    1. I was really nervous, since I had a couple of surgeries this summer. I hadn’t jumped yet. It gave me the courage to go out and play tennis today! It’s all good. I’ve healed up pretty dang well.
      Happy New Year to you! Thank you!


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