Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Christmas Traditions

I have been getting so excited about this Thanksgiving and Christmas that I can't help but share some of our fun family traditions; Especially the new ones my sister and I are starting for our Harper and Tenley. The holidays are SO much better when your own babies are involved. I have never been happier then when I am around my two girlies and I know our whole family would 100% agree. They are our life!
Last year we had so much fun with the girls but this year is going to be even better because they are both old enough to kind of know what is going on and to partake in all the magic and fun of Christmas. I think matching jammies will HAVE to be a forever tradition for them even when they are 25. hehe. Its just way too cute! This year we are going to start a Christmas Eve fun box filled with jammies, a movie, festive snacks, and whatever else cute little things we can spoil them with. They even have their own personalized boxes that we hope to reuse every year.

We also cannot wait to take them to see Santa again this year and see what their reaction will be! Last year was sooo classic. haha. Leave it to Harps to always make it entertaining ;) Trust me she was fine and is not scarred from Santa whatsoever. I have a feeling Tenley might be the cryer this year; or both. They also might be doing this until they are 25. HA!!

I cannot wait till after Thanksgiving to help my mom bring out all of our Christmas decor from throughout the years and decorate with Harper. Last year my mom got us the little people nativity set and I love that it is kid friendly and I can also talk to Harper about what it means. We have always kind of decorated the same for forever and I love that because everything is so special and not just what everyone else has at their home. I am hoping to get H a new ornament every year too to start a keepsake tree for our own home someday.
I am beyond excited for this holiday season and I cannot wait to see our Tenley girl in a few days and hopefully even Santa!! ;)
Thank you to Patience Brewster- an artist and designer of whimsical Christmas ornaments for inspiring me to write this post about our family traditions!!

Monday, November 17, 2014

Weekend Recap

Happy Monday! I am feeling extremely productive today and I hope it lasts all week because I have so much to get done before we head to Texas again this weekend for Thanksgiving. This weekend I  really tried to be with JUST Harper and not work as much because I can tell she has been missing me lately. I know its weird to say because we are together all the time, but I have been so occupied in work that some days I feel like we had no real quality time so this weekend I really tried to change that. We went to the children's museum with Daddy and we hung out the whole day together on Saturday and did nothing but love on each other and hang out with some of my good friends. I really feel refreshed after a little break. It snowed this weekend for the first time this season and I can't wait till we can get out in play in it but for now we are just going to stay warm and look at it from afar! ;)

Snow day!

Sleepy snow bunny!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Family Photos 2014

It's that time of the year again. The OMG family pics!! ;) ;) 
LOLZ. It's my fave sorrys.... When I am behind the camera 24/7 taking photos of all my gorgeous clients I cannot wait for that to be me and the anticipation of seeing your photos is fun for me so yeah. If it was up to me, we would have a session once a month with different themes and landscapes. Eek. Someday, someday! Anyways, I wanted to share a few of my favorites from our 2014 session with one of my GREAT friends M. Stokes Photography did for us. We went for a fancy styled shoot and I loved how they turned out. Harps was once again a little bit of a stink and at the end of the session she says "I was cwying". oh Harps!!