I felt rather stressed this year with Christmas pictures. As we got close to Christmas and we started getting cards in the mail from friends and family, notes were written in them saying how much they were looking forward to our family Christmas picture, and how it was always one of the anticipated cards…The pressure to produce an amazing family portrait AND get it printed on beautiful card stock AND address hundreds of envelopes (updating old address’s each year) AND do it all in a timely manner before Christmas is rather overwhelming. I’ve come up with a pretty good routine over the years, but this year with a new baby, I totally failed. Pictures at the last minuet, printed at Costco, and barely making it before Christmas. That’s what happened. I probably even forgot some people this year. I’m sorry.
With baby’s birth mid November, that left little time to get my act together and get pictures taken. I had waited to be able to include her in them, otherwise I would have done it back in summer or fall. The days that were sunny were the days Eric was at work and weekends were rainy. I had hoped to have someone else take them too, but that didn’t work out at the last minuet. So, one afternoon when I was NOT thinking about pictures, Eric called to say he could come home early and we could try to take our family Christmas picture. So here they are. Taken in our backyard. Laura took the ones of Eric and I. Julia was grumpy as usual in front of the camera and climbing trees in her skirt when she wasn’t. Michael is the baby whisperer around here, and is so comfortable with Caroline. It’s precious. (They all are over who’s the best with her. 😉 ) I am hoping to be better organized next year and have pictures done by fall!