Because fur babies are important, even our fur baby deserves his own photo session…
My family is always in the back burner when it comes to having family photos taken, especially for Christmas. This is the first time I’m actually behind. Well, let me begin by saying that with 3 kids, 1 dog, and add the fact that they don’t like having their photos taken does not help the situation. This year we wanted to have it taken at the beach since we are now living the “Salt Life.” So naturally we headed to the beach for our family photos and made it just in time to catch the beautiful sunset. And with that in mind, from our family to yours we want to wish you a very Merry Christmas!!!
There’s really nothing special about how we decorate our Christmas tree, we just place them here and there making sure we don’t have a bare spot. There’s no theme nor rhyme or reason where the ornaments go. The only rule we have is to place the large ornaments towards the bottom and smaller ones towards the top.
The other day while admiring our almost finished tree I got a glimpse of our most memorable ornament at the corner of my eye, “Our First Christmas” ornament. Naturally I had to take photo and shared it on FaceBook for the humor. After admiring the other tree ornaments, I got a bit nostalgic because each one represents so much of our family life. One of our oldest ornaments was handmade way before we were even considering marriage! We also have store bought ones that reminds us of our favorite character growing up or when my husband was serving/deployed in the military, a set given to us as a wedding gift, and all the adorable handmade ornaments our kids have made throughout the years. So our tree may look like Christmas threw up on it with all the ornaments but I’ll take these memories any day.
This has been a week of kiddie cuteness overload! The little man you are about to see is Aiden; he’s a great combination between his mom and dad. He’s cool as a cucumber like his daddy and he definitely got his cute cheeks from his mama, it was hard not to pitch it. He definitely got the best of both gene pools.
This weekend was quite busy for our family. Our oldest was out of town for a band competition, Christmas decorating was planned, squeezed in a trip to Jacksonville, and the hubby was home! And to get into the holiday spirit and since this is our first year here; we took the opportunity to hang out at the St. Mary’s Christmas in the Park event for the first part of our day. With the 2 youngest in tow we got to see Santa (from a distance-the line was very long), Buddy & Jovie from Elf the movie, Elsa & Anna from Frozen, played carnival games, wrote letters to Santa, tasted too many goodies, enjoyed performances by the Navy band, dance schools, singers, and many other activities. The kid in me secretly was drawn to the big inflatable bear; I wanted to hug that bear so much. And did I mention this was a free event by St. Mary’s and many volunteers? There was really a lot to do and our kids enjoyed it despite the slightly cold windy weather. Thank you St. Mary’s and the community volunteers for all the hard work to make it happen!
We had quiet a late start for this session but it was worth the wait. I met this family of 4 (dad was not able to make the shoot) for the first time after a month of just emailing. The kids were weary about it but after a few minutes they were naturals, well the older siblings were. Little man was tired and did not want to have anything to do with pictures. But seriously, they were amazing. They were just doing what came natural and I captured it. Check out all the cuteness!