Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving, our Christmas tree and taking pictures for the Christmas card!

We had a really great Thanksgiving! We went to Tammy's for dinner. Everything was so yummy!! The girls ate all kinds of good food! We really had a good time.

This weekend we put up our Christmas tree! When we first brought it in Maggie freaked out! She was crying and yelling... But once she saw the lights she was very interested. Brian put the lights on and then we decorated it once the girls went to bed. It's really nice. It's the perfect size. Now I just need to keep them away from it. Yeah right...

I took pictures today in hopes of getting some good shots for the Christmas card. It is very hard to get 2 one year olds to look at me, smile and sit still. I will share some of the shots I did get. But I won't tell you what the card looks like! I am really excited about them though. I have found a new website that I love. Shutterfly!! It's really cool and very easy to use. I have figure out (thanks to auntie Bella) that I can take black and white and that unique looking pictures with my camera. I have been having fun with that!!

Oh and I went shopping on black Friday!! Let me just say the girls are getting too many toys. I just can't help myself... I went with my mom and we had so much fun. So many years I dreamt of what it would be like to have kids to buy for. And after we lost Brian and Lillian I wasn't sure if that would ever happen... I think that's half my problem. I think I overcompensate for my loss. I don't ever want Charlotte and Maggie to want for anything. I know that probably sounds really bad but I can't help it. I will never be able to buy a toy for Brian and Lillian... So I will just have to buy them for the girls... Doesn't make sense I know but that's just the way it is... I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!


Harris Boys said...

makes total sense. :)

love the pics. got your email. we work on it asap..promise!

Annie said...

I'm glad that you enjoyed your weekend. I like the third picture, the one of the girls with the christmas lights. I think that one would be great for your christmas card.

Have a nice week.

Sarah (Niehaus) March said...

I absolutely LOVE the picture of the girls with the lights across their laps. That is so cute. I hope we have each others' correct addresses so we can send cards this year. I'll email you as soon as I can. I've been trying to call but it says the number is disconnected...Glad you had a good Thanksgiving. I miss actually talking to you. I do understand that you're busy. I'm right there with ya Deb...LOL
Love you all,
Sarah M

Robin said...

What precious pictures!! I love Shutterfly too! I make online albums for each month and that is how we share pictures with family and friends. It helps me stay organized and on top of the pictures, otherwise, they get out of hand! Plus, it is so easy to order prints through Shutterfly. They will either mail them or they can be picked up at Target (where I happen to be at least every other day!).

Anonymous said...

Love the black and white photos. Hope to be able to spend time with you guys at the cookie swap.


Sam said...

Wow.....nice picture. I love the girls cute and beautiful. I think that you taking pictures for the Christmas card one would be great for your christmas card.