Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy New Year!

Many blessings to you and your family in 2013!

(if you are waiting on our annual Christmas is a New Years card this year)
(So pretend you never saw this!)

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Christmas 2012

I hope you all had a joyful Christmas!  Poor little buddy was SO sick...Christmas Eve morning he spiked a fever and it was hard to get under control.  It hurt my heart to know that he did not feel well.  Grayson was a champ though and was in pretty good spirits considering what the thermometer read.  

Christmas Eve eve
Gray with his little tree and cute pajamas

Christmas Eve and his cookies for Santa

I was trying to get a picture of his cute pajamas but he was done with the day.

Christmas morning was a little rough because Grayson was up ALL night long :( 
but once he saw the train table Santa brought....he perked right up! 

Mimi and Pop Pop came for breakfast

Christmas night we went to Mimi and Pop Pop's house for dinner.
Gray received a video camera for Christmas and he was trying it out! 
Daddy got it set up for him.

Tee hee...wonder where he has seen that before? 

Showing Aunt Margie and Uncle Homer his new fire truck

Sweet boy with his great great Aunt and Uncle! 

Oh that Aya haha

Aya and Grayson have their own game that they play together

It is tradition to get an Aya/Graybie picture every Christmas! 





Mimi and "Ibby"

Merry Christmas from our family to yours! 

Saturday, December 29, 2012

5 years!

Today Artie and I have been married for 5 years!  

There were some days I didn't know if we were going to make it 5 years.  
(Infertility and adoption are HARD on a marriage...can I get an Amen?)          

Here is to the next 5 years....hopefully they will be a little more boring ;)
Happy Anniversary Artie!  I love you!  

Sunday, December 23, 2012

2012 Christmas Decor

Happy Christmas Eve Eve! I am a little late in posting these pics but I wanted to post them before Christmas.

When Artie and I got married/ I bought The Christmas Shop, I could not decide what colors I wanted on our Christmas tree.  At the shop, we had SO many beautiful trees so I had plenty of time to make an informed decision ;)   I decided I would do white and vintage silver for my main tree and do all colors in the kitchen.  I also picked blue and green for a tree in our bedroom but I did not put it up this year. ooops.

These are some of my favorite decorations 
Sweet, vintage Cody Foster houses and 
an Advent Calendar 

These cards are just beautiful! (Naptime Diaries)

The detail on these house are amazing

Pictures do not do these deer justice!!! 
They are stunning...ALL BEADED! 


Top of the mantle

Beautiful Garland

My tree!  
This year I decided to do black and white wrapping paper.  
SO GLAD I did...

The tree in the kitchen...clearly need to add a few things ;)

My most favorite designer is Penny McCallister. 
She passed away a few years ago so I will CHERISH her ornaments and decor. 

Sweet little Penny lollipops

Adorable Penny snowman and ornaments


The "theme" in my kitchen is candy...
the third candy was eaten before it made it to the jar

LOVE LOVE LOVE these sweet finials

Mr. Deer


To tie in the pink on the tree I made this centerpiece or the kitchen table

This is what was going on while I photographing haha

Thanks for stopping by!   I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

O come, O come, Emmanuel

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Wedding Fun (kinda)

In October I was asked to shoot our friend's wedding and let me tell you, I NEVER want to do a wedding again.  Some people LOVE it.  Me?  Not so much.  If I didn't love this couple, I would have said no.   But I didn't say no and forged ahead.   I was seriously a nervous wreck all day.   Here are a few of the shots

I can't decide if I like these next two shots in black and white or color. 
What do you think? 

Here are pictures of my favorite guys!  
Sweet boy was SO SO good! 

I am so happy that they trusted me enough but seriously guys....never again.