Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving, 2011

I'm grateful for so much. It is really hard to enumerate the many blessings I enjoy. I am an American: I had the blessing of being born here where I can do and be whatever I choose; I was also born in a family that loved me and taught me to work; I learned early not to take myself too seriously and to give others credit for the good that they do; I also was blessed to be directed spiritually to come to a personal relationship with God the Father and Jesus Christ. I live in a country of plenty and I know that, if I work hard and apply myself, I will have what I need, maybe not all that I might want, but what I need. So, I'm genuinely thankful and I don't mind declaring it.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

New Christmas Card for 2011

So, I've recently blogged about being thankful, but I haven't posted blogs in any great degree in awhile, though I have been revving up to get blogging on politics, with the the primaries around the corner and the general election less than a year away. But, I feel a need to get to something else first...

Well, you see it is time for a new Mundy family Christmas Card. If you are a follower of our tradition of coming up with a special Christmas Card each year, you may or may not have been waiting to see what we have come up with this time. If you are put off by my tendency to, perhaps, be a bit irreverent in my ideas, you might want to look away so as not to be offended. To the rest of you I hope it generates a smile. We try not to take ourselves too seriously, but I assure you that we take the meaning of Christmas very seriously. I would like to wish all those who happen onto this site a very Merry Christmas and the most Magical and Happy New Year. I believe that Jesus is The Christ, that he was and is the only begotten of of our Father in Heaven, that he was born in a lowly manger in Bethlehem just over 2,000 years ago and lived a perfect life as an example for all mankind to follow and emulate, that He suffered, as an atoning sacrifice for all mankind, in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the cross at Calvary, dying of his own free will and volition, and arose from the tomb on the third day having gained victory over physical and spiritual death for us all, if we would only recognize it and give thanks for it.

Oh yes, the 2011 Mundy Christmas Card. Without further a due.... Voila!

You can click on the card and enlarge it. If you are a Harry Potter fan you will know the characters shown here. In case you aren't able to guess, I'll give you the answers:

Obviously, I am Albus Dumbledor; Karen is Minerva McGonagall; Jesse is Serius Black; Jesse's wife, Amanda, is the house elf, Dobby; Tyler is Lord Voldemort; Heidi is Belatrix Lestrange; Ingrid is Sybil Trelawney; Ingrid's husband, Jeff, is Cedric Diggory; Ingrid's and Jeff's baby, Kalvin, is Rubius Hagrid; and Dylan is Lucius Malfoy. It was a fun project and I hope you enjoyed it. If you haven't seen any of our earlier Christmas Cards, you can search earlier blogs and find examples of the ones I still have copies of.

Merry Christmas!