Thursday, December 20, 2012

Merry Christmas

I can't believe Christmas is less than a week away!  We are getting ready to head to Indiana to see my family for a week or so.  I'm not a fan of road trips but it's nice to go home for Christmas.  I hope we get some snow for Hayden to play in (after we get there, of course!)

Yesterday Hayden had a little playdate/Christmas party with his friend.  Another one of his friends was unable to come because she is sick and we missed her and her little sister.  So, it was just the two of them but I think they had a great time judging by the constant giggles and smiling faces!

I'd been seeing those adorable snowmen milk bottles all over pinterest and decided to make them.  So cute!  There were lots of sugary treats and even Hayden's elf, "Big H" was there. 

For the past several days I have been holding my kids a little tighter, hugging them a little longer, kissing them a little more and just being completely thankful for every moment I have with them. My heart has been so broken for those families that lost their children in that horrible tragedy and I am consumed with grief for them. I'm praying that God gives them a peace that passes understanding as they walk through this dark valley.

So lucky to be mommy to these precious kiddos!

Merry Christmas from our family to yours!

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  1. Your pictures are always so pretty! Everything looks so magical and perfect :)

    1. Thank you so much, April! That is so sweet of you to say :) I assure you though...things around our house are far from perfect, the kiddos make sure of it! ;)

  2. Just found your blog via Pinterest and love it! You have a beautiful family and are so creative! I LOVE your photography too - amazing! Have you done any posts about what you shoot with, etc.? You're very talented! :) xo

    1. Well Sarah, you just made my day! Thank you so much, what a nice compliment :) I was actually thinking the other day that I should do some photography related posts so now I think I will do just that! As far as my gear, I shoot with a Nikon D300 and a 50mm 1.4 lens :) Thank you so much for stopping by!!


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