27 December 2010

Christmas pt.1

I hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas!! We did. It was amazing to have my little guy here with us this year!... as opposed to in my tummy :)

I decided to break up my Christmas postings to a few parts. There are just too many photos and fun things to say. And also, cause doing one big post was overwhelming for me. Ha ha.

Part 1 is Christmas Eve/Decorations!

For Christmas Eve {day}, we went to my Mom's for a little visit in the morning. Her house is SO beautifully decorated. Just wait until you see the pics at the bottom of this post. She's really mellowed out in the last few years with the decos, but even with a lot less decorations up- it's still so pretty! Lots of lights and sparkly things. Bennett loves Grandma's house, too!  
After we left my Moms, we went over to my sister-in-law's house! I'm so thankful that Philip has at least some of his family here. Bennett loves it! And so do we! :)

{ do you like my antlers? :) }
{ 3 generations. bennett, me and my mom! }
{ he looks so cute in a santa hat }
{ me and my babe. i just realized, though, I look like mrs. clause don't i?? }
{ my little cuddle bug! by the end of the night, he was so tuckered out! }

Now onto the decorations! This is only a tiny fraction of that beautiful things at my Moms house, but here is what I was able to capture/edit! Enjoy!

Next post will be Part 2: Christmas Day!


18 comments:

Nikki said...

A hot Mrs. Clause! ;) Beautiful family, I'm glad you got to spend some time with your family!

Jeska said...

You look just like your mom! And she really does have some beautiful decorations. Bennett is too cute in that Santa hat!! Glad you had a great Christmas!

Jenn said...

Mandy your pictures are beautiful!!! This whole post feels so... magical. Maybe it's those twinkly lights and sparkly ornaments... or maybe it's just the fact that these pictures make me smile. Such happy pictures!

Ashley Sisk said...

Looks like you had a beautiful Christmas. Your pictures are gorgeous!

Angie McCulloch said...

Looks like a great time! Your family is absolutely adorable and Bennett the perfect christmas gift!

Klove said...

Your pictures are fantastic. Did you use a speedlight? You guys are so cute - and you do look just like your mom. XOXO

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

I am in love with your Christmas pictures! Your family is beautiful and the little guys is adorable :)

Heather said...

WOW!! You take great photos!! You must have an awesome camera!! Your little guy is a cutie!!



Heather From and Mommy Only Has Two Hands! and Lynhea Designs

Shawntae said...

You look soo pretty in red. We wore those antlers too on Christmas eve!

Your moms house was soo beautifully decorated. I can't wait to see Part 2!

Nani said...

wow I am loving all the little details and the pictures of the tree's! Cannot wait to see part 2.

melissa d. said...

looks like lovely christmas! i want to see more of your mom's decorations...that is awesome!

Sarah Louise said...

What beautiful photos! So far it sounds like you had a lovely Christmas holiday! My parent's house is always so beautifully decorated too - gives us kiddos something to live up to, right? :) Your post (and entire blog for that matter) always inspire me to invest in a quality camera and put those years of photography classes to good use. You're lucky to have such well documented memories!

Lauren said...

great photos! merry christmas ;)

Lea said...

So enjoyed sharing in your Christmas Eve and I do love the hats and antlers. We wore the Santa hats too and the babies looked so cute in them.

Blessings for the last few days of 2010.

Kristy said...

Beautiful shots!

Sarah Halstead said...

Great photos. You look so cute in your red dress.

AmyLee said...

woah, i am on gorgeous picture overload. these shots are amazing mandy! looks like you guys had a blast... i love your antlers ;)

Summer said...

All your shots are absolutely beautiful! The first one is so cute. My fav.