One of my New Year’s Resolutions was to finally move my blog to my main website. It has been hard to find the time to do this for myself. I wanted everything that I do to be in one location so that it’s easier to find. I have GREAT PLANS for 2013! But, before I move on to that, I want to celebrate 2012. If you are a current email subscriber, you have already moved with me. 🙂 You should be receiving my next post on my new blog.
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I have to say that this year was my FAVORITE CHRISTMAS so far!! Being a new mommy brings all the magic and wonder of the holidays to LIFE. Even though Gabriel is too young to understand Santa Claus or any of that, he definitely knows that the family is here and there are so many fun things going on. This is Gabriel’s signature “kissy face.” He is such an affectionate little man. This is Christmas Eve:
After visiting the Grandparents, (I totally forgot to bring my camera :() We do Santa’s job for the first time. That’s Conor assembling Gabriel’s new slide. It has a basketball hoop with football and soccer made especially for little hands.
And I worked on Ginger Bread Teddy Bears for Santa. Don’t laugh at my decorating skills. ;0
Christmas Morning. Gabe sees the Sports Climber Slide thingy for the first time. He was enjoying morning milk but, he didn’t let that go for a second.
Gabriel impressed us all by making a basket and then immediately moving the counter to 2 points. How did he know to do that? Do we have a budding basketball star in our home?
He also got a new Tonka Truck from Maw Maw.
What a great Christmas!! Gabriel hasn’t stopped playing since. Thank you Santa and Rudolph and Daddy and Grandaddy and Mi Mi and Maw Maw and Grancy and Grim. This little boy is in Christmas heaven!
What an extreme pleasure to celebrate a ONE YEAR BIRTHDAY!! It has to be the best birthday EVER…… I loved watching Brionna and her proud parents celebrate this special occasion. She is such a happy baby! We also got her in her 1st Halloween costume. I don’t think a lion could be any cuter than this!
This shot was taken with a baby in one arm. I was pretty proud of myself for pulling that one off. I have to thank Gabriel for helping me build up “Mommy arms.” 🙂
Hoblitzelle Camp in Midlothian, Texas is a beautiful ranch where the Salvation Army chief officers and their families stay during their missions. What a great time of the year to photograph members of such a superb organization of service. I had been out to the camp before for another family that works for the SA. The Luyk family have raised 3 amazingly, confident children. Keisha is an extended family member that one of the girl’s took under her wing to mentor. Since Keisha loves photography the way I do, I asked her to help me out through out the day and act as my assistant. Of course, she ROCKED it!!
Remember that Salvation Army is a trusted organization and an excellent way to GIVE this holiday season. You know that your dollars go to doing the “most good.” I know my own family is starting our own giving tradition this year that will include organizations such as these.