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Behind The Picture: Christmas Edition

It has been quite some time since I wrote a behind the picture post. Basically, I share some pictures and tell the stories behind them!

Here’s a look at the pictures we took for our Christmas card this year 🙂

Family Christmas picture

-We took these photos in our backyard with a tripod; no fancy photographer here.

-Sadie is obsessed with our next-door neighbor and the second we went outside, she wanted to hang out with her. Our neighbor had to bribe Sadie with a snack to take pictures with us 😂

Toddler in Christmas dress

-Sadie’s dress has a bow on the back and when Jimmy got her changed for the pictures, he wasn’t sure which side of the dress was the front. He ended up putting it on her backwards and she looked like she was wearing a bowtie. I couldn’t stop laughing!

-Sadie’s hair bow is so cute… but she very rarely keeps one in for more than a few minutes 🤷🏼‍♀️

Girl and Siberian Husky

-I don’t know how we got Niva to sit still for this picture?!

-She also got a major case of the zoomies and almost knocked Sadie over a few times 😳

-My hair? It pretty much never looks like that. That took some strategic taming and curling, lol.

Toddler hanging in tree

-Sadie didn’t want to take a picture with Jimmy holding her, so he pulled the cool dad card and let her hang from our dogwood tree. This ended up being one of my favorite photos!

-After this picture, she wanted to hang from the tree again. And again. And again. She wasn’t very happy when we went back inside 😉

Guy holding black cat

-We had to bring Malcolm in on the fun! We’re those people who send Christmas cards with our cat in the pictures 🤓

-Niva is really good with Malcolm in the house, but when he comes outside, she instantly wants to hunt him. Jimmy was holding him to make sure he didn’t get down and run away from Niva.

All of the memories these pictures bring to mind are such blessings!

Do you ever have “behind the picture” moments?

A Less Scary Snowman + Saturday Happenings

The morning stated out with coffee and my Bible. The best combo out there. I’m still studying the birth of Jesus in Luke and really enjoying it.

To make up for Sadie’s snowman fear, we made a less scary snowman together.

Toddler holding up snowman craft

That’s her “smile!” face, haha. So cute. Also, she chose her outfit again and this time it was pajamas + a rain jacket 🙂

Our Saturday included family snuggle time in our bed in the morning, then in Sadie’s bed after her nap. If you look close enough, you can spot Malcolm nestled up to Sadie.

Family snuggling in toddler bed

Jimmy and I also enjoyed Starbucks coffee, he went to a Nerf battle at our church, and I got some reading in during Sadie’s nap.

I’m almost done with this book and it has been engrossing. Up next is this, which I’m excited to dive into! Me + a book = happiness 🙂

Girl sitting on couch reading

Our neighbors stopped by and gave Sadie an Elsa doll as a Christmas gift this afternoon and she hasn’t let it out of her sight since then. We have truly been blessed with the most wonderful neighbors.

Girl hugging Frozen Elsa doll

Sadie’s new doll inspired her and Jimmy to watch Frozen II this evening while I got some real estate work done and folded laundry.

And that takes us to now. I need to coax Niva out of the snow (she’s literally sleeping outside… living the husky life) and into the house and then I’m going to try and squeeze in more reading before we hit the hay!

Tell me about your Saturday!