I've skipped a few Holidays.. + I promise to back track because we've had some super fun ones.. but I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone a Merry Christmas from our family to yours!
With two kids having near-the-holiday birthdays, life is pure chaos anyways for us from October - January.. and I usually end up doing my Holiday shopping mid-summer then hiding all the gifts in various closets, bins + drawers… which leads to me reorganizing all those spots every year when I cannot find the gifts I hid..
We're spending the rest of our day with some friends that have most definitely turned into family here in Oklahoma, I couldn't imagine life any different. It will be so very hard when/if we ever leave this great state!
Emma requested on item, a "puppy surprise" which really spoke to my 7 year old heart, and was apparently a HOT items his year, so we had to track down a specific dalmation one online… the ONE item we paid nearly dbl for.. woo-sah!
What was the MUST HAVE on your children's christmas list?
It was also a very Frozen holiday for us… I must admit I won't be sad when this movie frenzy has ended.. Please Disney, I'm pleading with you, create another movie QUICK! Until then, we're loading up on Elsa Dolls + Anna Jackets!
Do you wanna build a snowman?
[You're welcome.. I know the song is stuck in your head now!]
Josh was so pumped to open W's gifts ;)
The top of my list for him, was a striped canvas teepee, and I scored a major deal on one for him.. I also imagine it will show up in many of photoshoots this spring!
Effie was also outfited in some new fashion wear this holiday season! She has a matching cheer warmup suit + hair bow with Ems.. and an Elsa dress.. lord help us.. this doll is E's vintage 1969 18' doll (similar to an american girl) that I couldn't pass up on ebay a few years back. It's one of the only dolls that E has held onto over the year + still loves matching outfits with.. I had high hopes she would love Barbie's, but have since let that dream go… Maybe one day Ill have another girl I can share my Barbie collection with?!
Recently, we had some holiday themed photos taken by a GREAT friend of mine Stacy | Stacy Bando Photography + were secretly hoarding them to share today!! I'm so fortunate to have amazing friends who happen to be photographers, too! I LOVED dressing up in our holiday wear, and enjoying the good ole Oklahoma wind ;)