Thursday, December 13, 2012

This Advent

This time last year I was struggling my way through the newborn haze (and a bit of postpartum depression). I was panicked over money (even though Doug had been blessed with a good job) and freaking out about having to go back to work and leaving my new baby.  It took so much away from our Advent season, we had been given so much and here I was worrying about all the wrong things. 

It's so in my nature to think of the worst.
That is NOT something I want to pass along to my kids.
So I'm taking time to savor these Advent days and make them special.

Oh, I'm still worrying about money and working
and being away from my family...

 but I'm enjoying seeing this season through the eyes of someone experiencing it for the very first time! 

Monday, December 3, 2012

And it ONLY took 18 years...

I finally got a Christmas card picture of the kids where everyone is looking at the camera and no one is crying! 
Truly a Christmas MIRACLE!

Check out our previous Christmas card debacle photo sessions
and HERE!