Sunday, December 7, 2008

Picture time! (18 Days to go...)

(This photo titled, "The Baby Jesus" is from the back page of the December Ensign; I loved it so much, I framed it!)

Today, we missed our Stake Conference for one simple reason: we couldn't get up after our crazy day yesterday. None of us woke up any earlier than 9:30! Sorry...

After much delaying, we've decided we need to start figuring out where our Christmas decor will be this year. At least, the ones that we do have... I say delaying because we got sidelined making paper animal snowflakes! So fun! We had butterflies, swans, dinosaurs, a modern sphinx (Ian's design) and an armadillo head (though I still contend it was a bunny's head).
We couldn't locate any of the Christmas boxes we stashed from last year and with busy days ahead of us, there was no time to "search and rescue" our intended decor.
After setting up, we decided, "We can take our portraits now, too!"
After dinner, outfit changing, and several test shots, we finally found some doable poses.
These are what we came up with:

Our fireplace; I found this new Nativity carving of just Joseph, Mary, Jesus and three animals. It looks beautiful, it was affordable and I just love it!

Charlie and I

Our three darlings...




The official portrait shot
(after many that you would have to sign a confidentiality contract before viewing)

"Merry Christmas to all and to all, a good night!"


CC said...

From Kevin Burke:

Love your site!!

Here’s mine!!

Ma and Pa said...

Love the photo's. Good job. We will be doing this soon.

Lori Nielsen said...

LOVE the pictures. you place is decorated real cute.

CC said...

From Cheryl A. Phung:

"Pretty cool, did you do this yourself? No, I don't have a blog. Now that we have a way to keep in contact. We will have to catch up on lost time. :)"

CC said...

Thank you to all of you! I enjoy your sites and your compliments inspire me!


Hansonpatch said...

I LOVE the purple shirts and the fireplace! I always wanted one of those to decorate :) The girls look beautiful and Ian is so cute he makes me want a boy!

CC said...

From: Ann Tuggle

That is so beautiful! Your family takes great pictures. Sorry it took me so long to reply. I hope you and your family have a Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year. Maybe later you can teach me to do a blog for my family.