Michelle Smiles

Teaching my children to question authority, except mine.

Merry Christmas


From our beach vacation in August. Nothing to do with the post, I just love this photo and haven’t shared it yet. These 2 are my joy all year.

It has become a bit of a blog tradition (in my head at least) to not share my Christmas card photo until Christmas (or at least until all of my cards have been received). I sent out 2 different Christmas cards this year. The first card had the girls in their Halloween costumes on the front:

I didn’t have a Christmas photo yet and I needed to get some cards ordered so I used what I had. The second, and more limited, version had this photo of the girls with Santa:

One of my friends in the Moms Club is a great photographer and takes photos at all of our events – I was going to have her do a photo shoot with the girls but time just wasn’t on my side. So I used this photo from our Moms Club Christmas party for the second version of our card.

This was the first year that Sabrina sat on Santa’s lap – in the past she has always stood next to him and looked at him suspiciously from the corner of her eye. She has been a lot of fun this year in anticipation of Christmas. She remembers last year and has been excited both about visiting family and about Christmas. Tessa is sure something interesting is going on but isn’t quite sure what. I’m looking forward to spending time with family and watching the magic of Christmas through my childrens’ eyes this year.

Merry Christmas!

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4 Comments to

“Merry Christmas”

  1. On December 26th, 2010 at 12:13 pm gail Says:

    A day late, but Merry Christmas! The pics are stunning and you are right about watching the magic of Christmas through a child’s eyes is the best gift a parent could receive for Christmas.

  2. On December 27th, 2010 at 2:43 am Tracie Says:

    All three of those pictures are super cute!

    Merry (late) Christmas.

  3. On December 27th, 2010 at 8:46 am Heather Says:

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! The girls are gorgeous!

  4. On December 29th, 2010 at 9:28 pm Sonia in MO Says:

    I agree – all three pics are just adorable – and both girls are beautiful 🙂 Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to your whole family. And thank you for making me laugh as much as I have this year – I have always enjoyed your posts and you have a true gift with words 🙂