My girls have been rocking Christmas pj’s every year since they were babies, but it wasn’t until recently that I started having a yearly photo-shoot with them. This year I decided that the living room tree being in front of the window wasn’t conducive to photo taking… so I started to move it. Before I began the voice of logic, aka Marissa, told me that was a bad idea. “Mom, what if you dump it over?!?!” Thankfully we live in a house that has 6 Christmas trees so finding another option wasn’t hard.
Our photos didn’t turn out quite as “magical” as I hoped they would. But, I am much happier with the end results compared to what I took last year.
I still feel like I have a lot of room for improvement, but I am happy with the progress I have made so far. Maybe I’ll figure it out by the time I have grand kids :P.
This years pajamas were bought weeks ago at Kohls. With coupons and sales I ended up paying less that $7 a pair for them. I love that they are traditional button ups with just the right amount of Christmas to them. Sometimes I wish we gave the girls their pajamas as a present on Christmas eve, but I wouldn’t be able to capture these photos before Christmas. Maybe I should do two pairs next year?!
Do you buy your kids Christmas pajamas?
When do you give them to them?
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I received this blanket from Personal Creations to help inspire this post, all opinions are my own.
My favorite Holiday gifts to send and receive are the ones that hold memories. Gifts that bring a smile and maybe a few happy tears, as you reflect back on a time, a person, or a memory. For me, one of the best ways to do that is with photos.
For the past 4 years I have wrapped 25 books and gave them to the girls one at a time as a December book Advent… until this year. It’s hard to let a tradition go, but eventually you outgrow them and I am learning (slowly) that it’s okay. Instead of wrapping the books this year, (which I didn’t miss one little bit) I put them out for the girls to enjoy the whole month.
I shared our bucket list 2 weeks ago and soon afterwards I got a TERRIBLE cold. Easily the worst cold that I have had in years, not that any of them are good. I’ll be honest, the cold made me angry. It was the most wonderful time of the year and I felt like garbage. At first I felt too badly to care, then I became annoyed. I thought that surely our bucket list suffered for it. But when I took at look to see how we were doing so far, I was surprised!
One of my favorite Christmas traditions is taking an annual trip to Silver Dollar City. This was year number 4 to load up the car and head down there. It was probably one of the fastest trips we’ve ever made, Russ and I both had colds, and the park was way busier than it has been the previous years. But, we still had fun. That’s the important part, right?!
One of my favorite parts of Christmas are the ornaments that hang on the tree. I love how ornaments tell the story of a family. They celebrate beginnings and remind us of the past. You can tell so much about a family just by looking at the ornaments that hang on their tree.