Saturday, August 4, 2012


Is it crazy that I'm already thinking about our family pictures and Christmas cards...
at the beginning of August?
If you know me, I'm a planner...even more now since I have a baby. My mind races all the time about outfits and colors, outfits and color, outfits and color [yes I meant to type that three's kind of a big deal!] locations, lighting, timing...and how we are going to top last years card and picture...because it was priceless!
 [hudson: 5months old]

[last year's Christmas card]
[This is proof that you don't need to spend hundreds on a photographer as well. My parents were in town last year, so I asked them if we could attempt some pictures down by the lake. We woke up, got dressed, took about 50 pictures and fifeteen minutes later...done and done, and we got this picture. Now I know this may be a once in a lifetime picture and moment, but it happened! It may not work for everyone, but it worked wonders for us...and while my mom was taking pictures, my dad was amazing at jumping up and down and all around to get Hudson's attention away from the leaves on the trees!]
Oh the endless possibilities this year....
[via pinterest]
[I have got to get me an awesome old couch!
I'm on a craigslist and dumpster hunt!]

I figure if I don't plan it out now, it's going to end up in the akward family photos
section on Pinterest...
No thank you.

Please tell me that I'm not the only one who gets excited for Christmas card season!?


  1. I'm right there with you! I've been thinking about family pictures already for christmas cards!! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one!!

  2. Girl we didn't get to have our cards done last year because we waited until the last minute. Now I'm already picking out an outfit to wear :)
    I mean it's already August! Where has this year gone too?

  3. OMG - that last one is hilarious!!

  4. Oh no girlie, I am right there with you! I am a planner too I plan everything out always! I would truly stress otherwise. & no you are not the only one planning cards already I swear. Think I started back in January looking & thinking of cute ideas & it seems like this year has just flown by. I cannot wait to see the photos of ou & our little family.

  5. No you are not a lone! We just took our christmas pictures last week! So I am glad i am not the only one who jumps one it as soon as possible.

  6. That last picture is the best thing ever, thanks for sharing!

  7. Cute card! I can't wait either! I'm already thinking about the poses for our family & of course the's a big deal! :)

  8. new follower - love your blog!

  9. hi! I'm a new follower! I love Christmas cards & definitely think about them in advance! We had my mom take ours last year too! They turned out great & everyone thought they were professionally done! Love your blog & looking forward to reading more!


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