Behind the Scenes

I know, I know. You’ve seen the Christmas Cards of the angelic children. I’m sure you’re all thinking that it was nothing more than putting them in front of a camera and 12 seconds later you’re done.

A close second.

Oddly enough, this was MK’s first choice.

Believe me, I could go on, and on. I’m hoping next year we can get it done somewhere under a 1,000 takes. Not likely, but I’m staying optimistic.

A Stunning Turn of Events

If any of you are familiar with CB’s past with regards to Santa, then you know it’s not exactly a healthy relationship.  She can talk a good game, but when it actually comes down to sitting in the fat man’s lap…it ain’t happening.  Until, that is, this year.  Santa made an appearance at CB’s school, and well, maybe peer pressure can be a good thing.

Not the most sincere smile, but a marked improvement.

But maybe it’s not just a CB trait, it looks like it might run in the family.  Little Miss MK, who is scared of absolutely nothing…

Christmas with Santa is not too high on her list.  Perhaps the Church Lady might have been on to something with the whole Santa thing.

Tis the Season

We generally love this time of year. With the girls at this age, Christmas is truly special.

Trimming the tree.

Filling up the Santa list. Al is already worried about my influence on Miss CB.

I have no clue what she’s talking about.

A new addition, and one of my personal favorites this year.

Really completes the yard.

And after all that work, there’s nothing like a little chestnut’s roasting by the…

I’ve never seen a Chestnut and not sure how you’d roast them. So we’ll stick with Smores.

MK approves.

This is our first ever Christmas in our own house and we are really looking forward to celebrating the holidays here. Al has been grinding away trying to make everything perfect. She’s really gone out of her way to put others first, and as a result has learned that no good deed goes unpunished. But, I’ll be the first to say thank you. The girls and I are lucky to have you.