I’m a huge fan of the ‘ole Christmas Card holiday greetings. And quite frankly, I like having our family photos done annually… it’s not anything we ever did as kids and looking back and I really wish we had more pics of all of us. Together.
So, there you have it: Every year since about 2012, family pics. Below is a look back. (Sigh.) BEWARE, you may feel as if time is going by too quickly. (Raises hand.)
I remember WRAPPING this box, putting a white fleece blanket in it and taking this picture on a little ledge outside of our door in our previous house and praying that she wouldn’t stand up and tip forward… You guys. This little GIFT is going to be turning TEN in 2019.
Look. SHE IS WAVING. Sweet Baby Lila.
I still have that little Christmas tree.
Apparently Ferg was deleted from the Christmas card family names.
…and, there were two.
The picture took place in Vivi’s bedroom. (Oh, I loved those brown walls…) I tried propping them up together on the bed… against the wall. Finally, in the crib. I remember being bummed that you couldn’t see Lila’s Christmas dress.
This was a challenging Saturday afternoon in between nap times that never coordinated. I think I may have cried?
The color. The teeny baby feet. The bracelets. The smiles. I can hear that laugh of Lila’s.
This was when life was CHAOS, but it was so full.
They’re soooooo wittle. They look like tiny old ladies.
Brocade. Pearls. Sensible black shoes.
I can’t even.
In Ohio. Sigh.
And this… this is when I can start to see them as they are now.
Vivi’s high tops.
Vivi was trouble during this shoot. Lila was posing, posing.
THEY AREN’T FIGHTING!
And Vivi had teeth!
And, here’s this year’s. Photos taken by the incomparable, Summer Kellogg.
(I asked Lila if she was cool with using this picture, even though her eyes are closed. She said, “Of course I am! I’m happy!”)
Merry, merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah and best wishes to you!
What do I do with all of the cards we get each year? We add them to the collection and the girls always love looking through the cards each year.