Last but not least, my husband Mark's idea to take a vintage looking photograph! You know, like the family portraits from back in the day where no one smiled?! LOL it was so hard not to laugh, I am about to loose it laughing right after this shot happened. Always fun times with him and working with Katelynn Carlson Photography!
We had the best time working with Katelynn Carlson to capture these fun Holiday cheerful moments for our Christmas Card! This year I debated on whether to do photo's and a card or not, just because we have been so busy, especially around this time, but then I remembered how fun it is, and the joy it may bring to our friends and family. I am so glad we decided to take these photos! We continue to create fun memories in our new home and are so excited for our first Christmas in our first home!
Call us crazy but we decided to be bold and brave this year and offered to host Christmas at our home. We are actually really looking forward to it. I've got a plan and the help of my mom (who is an awesome cook), so what could go wrong right? (I say this with a little sarcasm!)
So it's going to be Mark and I, my mom and dad, his mom and dad, his older Sister and her husband, plus her three kids (twin 4 year olds and a one year old). Sooo when all else fails, we've got frozen on DVD for the TV room upstairs! Haha but actually I am trying to make it as fun and relaxing as possible for everyone, while keeping the kids involved and on good behavior. Here's my plan...
So the kids always see us taking photos with our Canon Camera and know all about snap chat and how to use the cell phone to take pics. Problem is no one really wants them messing up their phone or the expensive camera (Yikes!!). So I went to Target and bought them the old school disposable Kodak Camera's for like 10 bucks! Now they can run around the house taking as many photo's as they can till it runs out and get them developed if they want. When that wears off, I ordered this cute little kids table from amazon, and have a basket of 4 Red shatterproof Ornaments for the table and Christmas themed stickers, so they can make their own ornaments to take home! I also bought these pre-made plain red cards at Hobby lobby that they can decorate with stickers and make a card for their parents. Of course we also got them a little something so if they're good, they'll get to open their gifts towards the end of the dinner party. I'm curious what do you all do to keep your kids entertained and involved during the holiday festivities?
Anywhoo....I could go on and on and on, but I'll let y'all go. Just want to send some Christmas love your way and thank you all so much for being a part of my life. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy, New Year with lots of love!