Just before Christmas I had the privilege of having Belin of Belin Rodikli Photography in our home to capture some shots of our recently expanded family of four. She was so sweet and kind as she worked with us and our little ones. Her passion towards photography really came out as she spent hours with us making sure she captured all the perfect images of our family! This was not only our first Christmas with our son but it was also the first Christmas that I could really involve Miss Lace in the holiday festivities. Continue reading
Each Christmas Eve we host a small dinner for my immediate family. This year I was feeling bored of the simple tablescapes I had done in the past and was feeling the need to try out something new. I had been playing around with bottle brush trees and saw a picture of one in a jar on Pinterest which started my thought process on what I wanted to create.
Indigo is my go to place for stocking stuffer and Christmas gift ideas because they have such a range of fun items. From winter essentials like mitts, toques and scarves to fun decor items for the home, I can’t get enough of their store! I typically focus my posts on the little ones in our lives but figured today I would shift my focus to us mommas as we deserve some pampering too! And after all, ’tis the season to be pampered!
Christmas has and always will be a special time of year for us to spend with family. I have always been someone who loves engaging in traditions and the Christmas season is a time of year that is filled with many for us. I can’t wait for Emsley to be a bit older so we can create new traditions with her and watch her as she anticipates this season. It feels like yesterday that we were sharing our exciting news with our families of being pregnant with our little “blueberry” exactly one year ago today. Crazy to think that it has been a whole year since we were discussing how different this Christmas would be having a little baby around and here we are now living it! Emsley brings us so much joy each and everyday but it’s on holidays and events like Christmas that we gather with family and are able to see the joy that she brings to everyone she encounters. There is nothing greater than being her parents and witnessing this!
I don’t ever really need an excuse to play dress up with my babe but the Christmas season does excite me as there is nothing cuter than seeing babies in dresses, frills and “Santa” apparel. I realize that Emsley is only going to be this little for so long and therefore I feel it’s important to not only enjoy dressing her (while she still lets me!) but also to capture all these special moments, as I am already seeing how fast time is passing since she made her arrival in this world.
Merry First Christmas baby girl!