Monday, December 26, 2011

Christmas card~ 2011

I have to post our card this year for journal purpose. :) I love it!!! My sweet friend Mandy did family pictures for us this year (post on that coming soon) and also designed the card. She knew what I wanted and executed it spot on.

So thankful for talented friends!! 

Friday, December 23, 2011

visit with Santa~ 2011

Dustin and I were in charge of the photos with Santa again this year at Church. This year I have to say that I went into it that night not excited. I had already had two photo shoots that day, one being a newborn one and those are always a lot of work. I was just flat out tired! But I have to say that I have an amazing husband and he picked up my slack and took all the photos while I handed out info to the parents as to where they could see their pics online and chatted with them.

I do have to say that it is always fun to see the kids reactions to Santa. Some good...some not so good. ;)

Our kid's reactions this year were great. Chloe was super excited ALL day and was more than ready. She was a bit sad that she didn't bring her list, but I assured her that she would do just fine without it. And Christian was Mr. Cool. ;) Did you notice his new hair cut? ;)

I love how she is touching his hand in this next one.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

yes, we are still alive...lets catch up

This poor family blog has been badly neglected, but I do hope to change that. Things around here have just been extremely busy. Dustin has been busy as ever at work and it exhausted when he gets home and as for me, I can't believe how busy I have been with work this year. If you follow my photography blog then you know what I'm talking about. This is the busiest I have ever been so there has been little time on the computer for other things. ;)

Things around here have been pretty normal to say. Christian is doing great in school, a little too much talking sometimes though. ;) He is a smart little guy being one of the top math students and coming on strong with his reading. He still loves school and his teacher this year. He also got a new haircut that he requested (pics to follow soon). He still loves Star Wars and playing games on his dad's phone.

Chloe is still her princess-like self. She is sweet and sour all at the same time. She is learning where the fine line between joking and being bad is right now. It's hard to get mad at her though because she really is a sweet girl and just wants to help you and have a good time. She is very smart and speaks older than her years sometimes. She really is a special little spirit!

Dustin took vacation while Christian was on break for Thanksgiving. He got to rest up and spend lots of time with the kiddos. We also broke down and bought our Disneyland passes again and are enjoying them. I think we had one of our best trips ever there last week.  

I have been working so much that when I'm not I have been leaving the camera behind. Yes, even on Thanksgiving and Disneyland trips. Work is slowing down now and Christian is on Holiday break so I promise that pictures and more updates are in the near future.