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Monday, November 17, 2014

Holiday Cards - A Lookback

I know it's not even Thanksgiving yet, but it's getting really close to holiday card time!  Where did this year go??  We'll be doing our annual family photos this week, so I thought it would be fun to take a trip down memory lane at our past cards.

There is no doubt I'm a first time mom here judging by how many pictures of Shay I put in!  Geez, I just couldn't just pick one photo.  Most of my extended family aren't on social media so for many of them, this would be only time they see pictures.  But really....excessive much?  I couldn't resist that smile.

I was 4.5 months pregnant with Landon here but you can't really tell with the sitting down picture (even though I think my face looks bigger).  Some of our standing photos were much more obvious.  

Shaylin had a meltdown this year and we didn't get one family photo or individual photo of her smiling.  So I added in a picture I took of her at the park one day.  It was a half smile, but better than nothing.  She was right in the middle of her terrible two's so it was very hard to get cooperation.

But terrible twos or not, Shaylin has never had an easy time during our holiday photo shoots.  

7 months

18 months

2 1/2 years

Fun times!  But those are memories, and I wouldn't trade them for anything.  Since the kids are very young, I know that getting a family photo with everyone smiling is a longshot and frankly, quite unrealistic. We have days like the above, and it's really A-OK! 



  1. Thanks Shareen! That was a rough day but now we can look back and laugh at it, hahaha. :)