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Friday, December 30, 2011

Some Photos from Christmas

As the new year approaches, I've been thinking about what I want to do with my blog. And one thing I'd like to do, even though it's not what all you stampers care to see, is share a weekly update of what the kids have been up to, both as my own little digital scrapbook so *I* will remember, and also to share with family. So in that spirit, today I'm going to share a look back at Christmas...

I will begin with a confession. For us, the Christmas season begins on the day after Thanksgiving. And this year I was one of those crazy people in line at Target at midnight Thanksgiving night. I have sworn I will not do it again next year. Any bets on whether I'll remember that when November rolls around again? :-)

We also get our tree up Thanksgiving weekend, and this year was our first with an artificial tree. I don't love it nearly as much as a real tree, but I did very much enjoy not having to water and also having no needles to clean up! In this photo Carter is reading a Christmas story to Courtney by the tree. So proud of my boy and his reading!

Carter made a gingerbread house at school. I suggested it be a decoration, but Carter thought it was that night's dinner!

For our first holiday season in Atlanta, we decided to take in one of the local events - the lights at the botanical garden! It was beautiful.

Courtney was in a cute little Christmas program at her preschool. She did such a good job singing with her class!

I attempted to get a nice Christmas photo of the kids in front of the tree, but this is what I ended up with. My crazy kids!!

This one on the front porch is better - I love the way Courtney is looking at Carter!

Of course we also had to get a photo with Santa!

Once school was out, we headed up to Michigan to spend Christmas with family. The kids were so excited that we actually got some snow!!

Here they are on Christmas Eve in front of Grammy's tree - they each got to open one present that night.

Here's a couple from Christmas morning - you can tell we are a Disney-loving family! Carter loved his stuffed Simba...

And Courtney was ecstatic to get not only a Rapunzel dress, but also Rapunzel HAIR from Grammy!!

The next day we got to go to Aunt Lori's for another Christmas celebration. Carter had a ton of fun playing with cousins Gina & Jeff's new Kinect!

And finally, to round out the holidays, a trip to Crossroads Village. So many pretty lights!

A wonderful Christmas for us.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. it is so fun to watch your babies grow Libby! My best to you in 2012!

  2. omgosh, that tongue pic LOL! Thanks for sharing all of them, looks like a great Christmas! How fun to have one and stat new traditions and memories in a new home!

  3. Wow Libby, looks like you all had a busy and fun Christmas! Brill photos of Carter and Courtney! Yes I'm with Carter, I'd love a gingerbread house for dinner too and I love that Courtney still manages to be a princess in the snow! Happy New Year to you all:)

  4. You have such a beautiful family, Lib! *hug*

    Ya' know, I think it's cool to document some of those family moments and NON-stamping things here on your blog--it helps me feel connected to the blogger/writer, and I like that. Thanks for sharing YOU.



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