Happy Holidays everyone! So has life slowed down for any of you? It sure hasn't for me! This time of year is usually BY FAR my favorite time of year. I usually go completely overboard decorating the house, watching christmas movies, play christmas music, baking goodies and on and on the list goes. I am usually so keyed up that I have endless amounts of energy to even help others with their shopping and will even wrap their gifts just cause I love it that much. WELL let me just tell you how THIS season has gone instead. We never did get out christmas lights up outside, I never even changed out my fall wreath on the front door to our christmas one. Half our decorations remained in the box and the ones that did make it out are surely taken a beating with a rambunctious 20 mth old running around. Bobby continues to take out all our christmas cards from the holder every night, our ornaments have been taken off and put back on the tree numerous times and I would be lying if I didn't tell you that most of our presents have been "stood on" by a toddler at one time or another (he loves putting things on the floor and "standing" on them with a big "I know I am naughty" grin on his face). I just got our presents wrapped a couple of nights ago, and our neighbors got store-bought goodies this year instead of homemade. Its just been that kind of a year...maybe it has to do with the age of my child. Maybe it has been due to all the illness my family has been hit with (whole other story). Maybe it has been due to me being distracting with interviewing for a new job. I don't know which...but all have impacted my life dramatically lately so I am trying not to sweat the small stuff. and btw...yes I got the job! YAH!
But one thing that I didn't let slide was getting our family portrait...thank god. And without any further ado....
Our 2011 Christmas card
Some outtakes from our session.
Thanks Melinda, don't know what I would do without you!