Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas Recap

Merrrrry Christmas!
Or should I say, Happppy New Year!

Sorry I'm once again slackin' with my posts.
We just got back to the beach about an hour or so ago... and unpacking is proving to be a daunting task.
Our little December bebe has managed to accumulate an overwhelming amount of S-T-U-F-F over the past two weeks. I don't know where to put it all.
Chappell's toy volume has doubled. More like tripled. And it's insane.
But I promise I'm not complaining. We are so fortunate.

I don't know where to start. Chappell and I have been in P-cola for almost two weeks.
How about I just go through our pictures with you?

Chappell on Christmas Eve, 2009...
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Mom and Dad on Christmas morning with the "Christmas Ring."
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This was mom's solution for baby-proofing the family room (where we spend most of our time). We usually have a "kids" Christmas tree in the family room and Mom's personal tree in the formal living room. Anywho, this year, we skipped the kids tree and ended up with this:
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Chappy and her favorite new toy. Creepy Elmo. He talks a lot.
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I couldn't get him out fast enough.
Oh, like my snowman turtleneck? I figured I'd give it another go around on Christmas morning. Not sure if anyone else thought it was funny.
PS- Mom, check under the blanket in the guest room. You thought you had seen the last of the turtleneck...
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Reedo recording Chaps with her toys...
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The crazy aunts... kidding, sisters.
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My new obsession. My dad's christmas present to me.
MY FAVORITE!
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Now I can take pictures like this:
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And this:
I didn't mean to make the flower so big, but I'm far too lazy to fix it.
Saturday I got to give my new equipment a whirl and was the photographer for a Smitten photo shoot. As usual, sister Margaret Leigh was the model.
I'm not sure if I'm allowed to share any of those photos yet, so I'm going to wait until I get special permission. The pictures look great. So much better than I expected!
My new lens did all the work!
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I loved mom's table decorations...
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Chappy wearing one of our old dresses.
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Sweet moment with Auntie Smith... I'm like the paparazzi with my new lens... watch your back!
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Christmas 2K9!
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More later...
Back to unpacking!

4 comments:

Patricia said...

Awww, Jonathan gave me a new lens too for Christmas, but I thought I didn't want it and exchanged it for the Wii Fit plus and clothes...now I think I have made a huge mistake! Your pictures look great!

etalbert715 said...

Hehe.. you and Chaps coordinating snowmen get-ups are too cute!!! Glad you got another wear out of the turtle neck! :) Also... please tell su mama I love her christmas decorations... especially the dining room centerpiece!!!

Lauren said...

cute pics... reed looks like a giant in the last one! hehe Lauren M

Holland said...

i know, isn't that hilarious? i'm like 5'5ish and he's 6'3. it's quite a difference when i'm not wearing heels!

thanks em! gotta love tacky christmas clothes. i felt so bad, i put off getting chappell cute christmas pajamas and she didn't end up with any. i tried on christmas eve... ty & kc had nothing left! so she had to wear her most winterry/christmassy pjs. i'm a bad mom.

and i want wii fit!!

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