Sometimes life’s messy and unscripted moments are the finest.
Do you remember the Shutterfly party I had last year? I threw another party this year and it was soo fun! I wanted to get the moms together to talk about and compare different photo products and companies. I also wanted to try to get some cute holiday photos of the kiddos so I asked everyone to dress in holiday gear. Here are a few of my favorites~
This might be one of my favorite photos of the year. The kids look so cute and it reminds me of a Gap holiday ad.
One of the things we looked at were photo calendars. I love making these as gifts for family. They’re so much simpler to make than photo books and they’re such wonderful & useful keepsakes.
Everyone who came to the party got special gifts from Shutterfly and goodies from me! I have more Shutterfly gift packets to give away here! Each gift packet includes 1 photo calendar, 15 holiday cards and a $10 gift card to Plum District. Leave a comment if you’re interested and I’ll randomly pick 4 in the next few days! [Yay for Miriam, Sharon, Gina & Sooki! I will message you soon!]
It all started with an advertisement we received in the mail. There was a photo of a kid hugging Minnie Mouse. After Evan saw it he asked us every single day…Evan hug Minnie Mouse? Evan go Disneyland?
We got an annual pass! It was Andy’s birthday so it was nice to start the pass on a special day.
And this is what happens after a few hours at Disneyland…
Hope you all had a fabulous Thanksgiving! We had such a wonderful time at my in-laws’ place~!
There are so many things to be thankful for. Whenever I find myself complaining or grumpy I close my eyes and think of how blessed I am. I’m so lucky to even have these things to complain about. I don’t want to take any of it for granted. It might be hard being up in the middle of the night to feed Joy but at least I’m not losing sleep worrying about having a roof over my head or finding food to eat. I might complain about how hard it is to handle Evan’s tantrums but thank goodness he has the strength and conviction to struggle instead of being chronically ill or too weak to care. Try it the next time you’re feeling grumpy…just think how lucky you are to even have the luxury to complain!
1 – my silly girls
2 – staring in awe at my Joy
3 – 90% in weight at her 2 month appointment!
4 – my happy baby
5 – I want to stay in this moment forever
6 – fabulous mini photographer thanks to Miny Eemo!
7 – must never forget how tiny these fingers started out
8 – these two carry on such fascinating conversations all in Chinese
9 – people say Bella looks more like me than my kiddos do!