Merry Christmas 2019

///Merry Christmas 2019

Merry Christmas 2019

Hi y’all!

Just dropping in today to wish you a Merry Christmas week and share our holiday card photos with you!

They did not turn out exactly as I had hoped.  Jackson is my ham, smiling at the camera but Hunter wanted to go do anything BUT take a photo.  He was all over the place.

We took dozens and didn’t get a single one with everyone looking at the camera.

We did get a few good ones with just the boys though.

I saw these little bow-tie and vest outfits at Belk’s and I could not resist.

I think they both look so handsome here… so at least I have a few.

Most of them look something like this though!

I have to admit I was a little bummed because I had this vision of our first perfect holiday card together.  I wanted a gorgeous single photo with everyone smiling and Makena sitting right next to us.  I ended up having to dig deep and find some grace and let go of my perfectionist ways and realize a perfect photo doesn’t mean anything.  Our life right now is basically one big crazy circus… and I guess these photos reflect that.

It’s a circus but a happy one filled with all sorts of laughs all day long.  And at the end of the day… I wouldn’t have it any other way.

So Merry Christmas from this crazy circus!

I also wanted to take a moment to thank each and every one of you for reading this blog over the course of the past year.  Your support means so much and I consider you all friends.  Thank you for making this site even a small part of your life.  I could not do it without you.

I’m taking off posting on Wednesday, Christmas day but will be back Friday with December’s Currently… post.  I hope you have the best (even if it’s not so perfect) Christmas and we’ll see you on the flip side of the week.


Once again, thank you Michelle Huston for taking these photos!  She did a wonderful job with two babies who would not sit still.  She does all different kinds of photography including weddings, family photos, and food styling photos and videos for blogs.  Make sure to check her out and tell her I sent you.

By | 2019-12-19T14:01:06-05:00 December 23rd, 2019|Fun, Holidays / Decor|12 Comments


  1. Vickie Patton December 28, 2019 at 8:12 am - Reply

    What an adorable set of boys you have. They are “perfect” pictures and you will realize it down the road.

  2. Blane Sherer December 24, 2019 at 1:28 am - Reply

    Very Cute ! MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and your Family ( smile )

  3. [email protected] December 23, 2019 at 1:16 pm - Reply

    Merry Christmas, Julie! What little men your boys are in their vests and bow ties! So cute! I love these pics and they are treasures to keep for the future.

  4. Lisa Ballantyne December 23, 2019 at 12:10 pm - Reply

    A few years down the road when Hunter & Jackson are older, you will look back on these photos of “boys just being boys” and treasure the memories with a good laugh! Trust me–Erik’s first set of Christmas photos was a near disaster! A good photographer understands and is patient with the unpredictable! And besides, your sons are beyond precious! Thank you for sharing these photos with us!

    Merry Christmas!

  5. Nancy December 23, 2019 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Merry Christmas – Love the Pictures – The boys are just too cute!!

    • Ann Gardner December 23, 2019 at 11:37 am - Reply

      What I considered one of the worst pictures when they were young messed up hair old clothes on is now my favorite picture of them.Merry Christmas Julie.

  6. Mary Jean Henson December 23, 2019 at 9:31 am - Reply

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!

  7. Maureen @ Maureen Gets Real December 23, 2019 at 8:55 am - Reply

    The boys outfits are amazing! I saw an article on Facebook about a family who always shares one of the bloopers from getting a Christmas card since life isn’t always perfect and I think it’s a great message. You’ll love looking back on this years photo and remembering the craziness that happened.

    Merry Christmas!

  8. Florence Burton December 23, 2019 at 8:36 am - Reply

    The boys are adorable! Love Jackson’s wave!! Merry Christmas to all of you!

  9. Wendy December 23, 2019 at 8:33 am - Reply

    So cute! I actually like the candids–they really show their personality! Merry Christmas!

  10. Tobi December 23, 2019 at 8:15 am - Reply

    The boys are adorable! Merry Christmas♥

  11. susan r rawls December 23, 2019 at 8:05 am - Reply

    Too, too cute!!! Merry Christmas to your family 🙂

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