Thursday, December 26, 2013

Merry Christmas

We had a lovely Christmas and I hope you did too!! Here are some pics from our day and from the little self-photo session we had for Christmas cards :)

Natalie following along with the Christmas story in her new Bible. 
 Kelby listening patiently ;)

 This is what I do on Christmas:
My Aunt and Uncle got us a puzzle. I had just been wishing I'd gotten one to put together and there it was! The kids were so occupied with their Legos, I was able to do the whole thing while watching a couple of Christmas movie (Christmas with the Kranks is my favorite).

It was such a relaxing day. I can't remember another Christmas that was quite this low-key. I still made monkey bread (but a grain-free version for Natalie's sake) and we had a good dinner, but other than that, we ignored the mess and just relaxed.

A few weeks before Christmas, we decided we wanted to make Christmas cards this year, since we'd moved away and had several family and friends back home we'd like to send one to. I had a great idea for an outdoor photo shoot, but it was raining! Bummer. So we adapted and did it inside and they still turned out pretty cute :)

This was our card pic:

 The next is one of my fave pics EVER! Love it. And that was own idea too, no Pinterest needed, haha!

And now on to New Year's!! I'd like to make the New Year special for the kids somehow ... not by letting them stay up late, ha! But, in some other way and I'm not really sure how to do that. Any thoughts or ideas??


  1. We're going to a hotel with an indoor pool and water slide and ordering pizza, bed time will be a normal time, then we'll just come back home the next morning.

  2. Your Christmas pictures are too wonderful! :o) We have been doing a photo card for probably 6 years now and I haven't had to copy a pinterest photo...yet. :o)