Posting here never really seems complete to me without a photo or two, so here are a few from the last couple of weeks.
We took the kids to see the REAL Santa last week and got this sweet picture that, as Carrie noted to me, looks like it was taken in about 1985. It's true, and fitting, because this is actually the exact same Santa who's lap my husband and his brothers and sister sat on when they were kids (and his oldest sibling just turned 40 this year)! I'll admit to thinking at first that this tradition was a colossal waste of time (I know, bahumbug!), but now it's something I look forward to every single year.
I love Christmas lights and spent some time the other morning Christmas-ifying our kitchen/family room area. This makes me happy, and I'm thinking of leaving them up LONG after Christmas is over. Who doesn't love good twinkle lights?!
I call this one, "In which the baby Jesus, being carted by a donkey, gets pulled over for speeding. Slow down, Son."
And finally, we had this family photo taken the same night as the Santa picture. The realtor who sold our house and helped us buy our new one throws a big party each December for all her clients. There's an "exclusive visit with Legendary Santa," lots of food, and a professional photographer who snaps a family photo that they email to you a week later. Our photo this year turned out especially sweet, if I do say so myself!
So that's a little blog update and look at what's going on with our family! Hope you're having a great week - this one is moving a little slowly for me, but the weekend is in sight.