Tuesday, November 30, 2010

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Just the word Christmas makes me smile. The celebration of Christ's birth, the beauty and magic in the air and the excitement in my little girl's voice when she hears a familiar Christmas tune. I'm blessed to celebrate the JOY of Christmas this year!

We've already seen quite a bit of snow in our travels to the foothills and the sierras. Such a treat.

Speaking of Christmas, I'm excited to create our Christmas cards this year on Shutterfly. They have such beautiful designs --- the Pretty Poinsetta Print, the Family Wall Red, the Cranberry Swirl and the With Love Chartreuse are all so elegant and fun with a touch of sweetness. I'll probably pick one of the designs with a collage opportunity given we do not have a "hero" shot of our little family. . . this way we can add a number of photos for a touch of whimsy and Fortik flair!

I've also always wanted to create annual photo books of Ava Lu's memories and journey for each year. Shutterfly have some lovely options so I think this is the year I'll do that as well! The finished product is quite lovely from others' that I've seen.

So in the spirit of a Christmas wish and a smile, I hope when you receive our Christmas card with our smiling faces, you'll feel the warmth of our love for the season and for this life we've been blessed to live.


Sunday, November 21, 2010

Fall fun

I can't believe it's already mid-November. This has been a busy fall season. Ava Lu started school, played soccer, enjoyed our annual pumpkin-hunting trip, dressed up as Ariel for Halloween and lived life with full ambition.

She's beautiful on the inside and out - and growing in ALL ways each day. It's amazing to see.