.holiday pictures.

'Tis the season, and I'm loving all the family time, cooler temps, and the fact that I can actually use my oven and not burn up!
I also love that my husband is in our bedroom right now wrapping gifts for me, so I can't go in there.

I already posted about Thanksgiving this year but forgot to post about my side of the family's early Thanksgiving. My sister and her husband came up the weekend before, and we had the traditional turkey meal and got to spend time going to yard sales and flea markets, watching movies (Dumb & Dumber), and looking through old photos.

Here are some pictures from that day of me, my sis, sis-in-law, and mom. We all coordinated perfectly in our blues and grays - which was totally coincidental but awesome!

I was ready to decorate our tree the night of Thanksgiving but patiently waited until the weekend after, when the husband felt more up to it. This is our first year to have a "big" tree as opposed to our old 4 ft apartment tree that we swore we would only use one year but ended up using for four!

Today was frigidly cold, but we braved the temps to take some Christmas card pics. I had big plans this year to have our pictures made out by an old white church, but by the time everyone got themselves together, it was an hour until darkness was supposed to hit, so we settled for using my brother's backyard as our backdrop. These are the two pictures I picked out for our Christmas cards:

I ordered our cards through Walgreens this year because they currently have a coupon code for $10 off any order of $20 or more. I was able to order 60 cards for only $31. I thought it was a good deal, and I can't wait to get them all picked up and mailed out!

Here's wishing everyone a Bright & Merry holiday season thus far!


  1. cute pic of you, hubby and your pup! also, your tree looks great!! :)

  2. Love your family pictures!
    p.s. - thanks so much for entering my giveaway