Tuesday, November 12, 2013


Yesterday afternoon I dressed up the kids and had a little Christmas card photo shoot.

 (The only reason I am this far ahead of the game is because my friend designs our Christmas cards every year - for free! And while she loves doing it, I don't want to add to her pre-holiday stress. SO I try to get the pictures to her plenty early. Plus this particular photo idea was from last year. It never happened last year. Oops. Since I had 12 months to plan it...I finally pulled it off!  Although it was still somewhat painful to get all 3 kids to cooperate. But I persevered. And NO the picture above is NOT the card picture. My photography skills are pretty minimal/ non-existent but I like to believe I am a little better than that!)

All that to say...it was very fitting that we got our first snow fall of the season yesterday! It sure made it feel more Christmas-y as the kids were romping around in their red & green outfits. 

And while they were excited to get out and enjoy the snow...I was not! I convinced them to wait until daddy got home because "daddy really likes to play in the snow". Worked like a charm. (Sorry Joe.) I can only imagine how tortuous it was to search for all the appropriate snow gear and then bundle all 3 of them up. To play outside for a grand total of 7 whole minutes. Okay maybe 10. That's a pretty big maybe. To then un-bundle all of the whiny, cold, snot-nosed children and put said gear away. So glad you "like" to play in the snow!

But here's the real meat of the story. All of the above was just random ramblings. Last winter, Isaiah and his kindergarten teacher told me (on several occasions) that Isaiah was working very hard to create a snowman picture. His teacher seemed impressed with the details he was including and thought he was very artistic. I heard about this particular project almost daily for a month (or so) before I finally saw it. As you can imagine I was very excited to see his creation and my expectations were HIGH. 

Isaiah's Snowman:

I just about died when I saw it! Artistic indeed!

Happy 11-12-13:)


  1. Lol. That's great. Clearly, he still had Halloween on the brain. :)

  2. I'm working on the card and it's turning out pretty cute!! Sure helps that you have such cute subjects! And thank you, I really appreciate you taking my "holiday stress" into account when planning your Christmas cards. ) I enjoy doing them each year and this is definitely a fun and creative one!