Family Holidays

Be Merry Be Bright

December 12, 2011


Husby and I find ourselves talking about how incredibly happy & blessed we are. It’s my hope that everyone is experiencing these same feelings of merriment, during this time of year.

Each year brings unexpected losses, disappointments, and heartache that somehow seem a little less broken with the Spirit of the Season. We rest our heads in our cozy beds, wake to happy carols, and find special reasons to enjoy life’s little moments more fully.

Wherever you’ll be spending the season, I hope it’s Merry & Bright.

Cross your fingers our Christmas is white!


  • Reply Blaire December 12, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    These are the best photos! So merry and full of love. Your pictures brought a smile to my face on this dreary Monday am in FL. Thank you for sharing these. Merry Christmas!

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:36 pm

      Brandy’s pictures always bring a smile to my face. Truly she’s one of the best of the best! So happy to hear your sweet thoughts, Blaire. 🙂

  • Reply Katie December 12, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Adorable! Your hubby is such a good sport! I love it!

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:35 pm

      He really does take one for the team, most of the time. I try to make up for it in cooking… ha!

  • Reply Dusty December 12, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    I love everything about this post and this site. Merry Christmas!

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:24 pm

      What a compliment! Touched you’re enjoying Pink Pistachio! xo

  • Reply Brooke Tollison December 12, 2011 at 2:46 pm

    You ALWAYS have the best pictures. I’m sure I’ve said that before 😉 Super cute and love your husbands long johns! ha

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:23 pm

      Now to see if his boss still looks at him the same way after getting his card in the mail! ha!

  • Reply Melissa December 12, 2011 at 3:03 pm

    So cute! Those Pj’s are adorable!! Perfect Christmas card!

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:22 pm

      You’re so sweet, Melissa.

  • Reply Stacy December 12, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Simply adorable! Love everything about it! I haven’t seen you around in a while and I’m glad all is well! I even see you’re having a boy! Congrats!!
    And Bravo Brandy! I saw this post on FB and the pictures you’ve taken are amazing! Especially love Halloween.

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:22 pm

      I’ve been cooped up making Christmas goodies… Come Spring you’ll be wishing I wasn’t taking 5 walks a day. Remember when I was pregnant with Gage? Yeah… walks were a bit excessive there near the end. Couldn’t agree with you more, Brandy is the one to be given the biggest thanks!

  • Reply Amy Morris December 12, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Husby must love you! It would be a cold day in h$#* before I got Dave in long johns in public. I am certain my older 2 kids would boycott it also. Very creative!

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:20 pm

      Ryan just spewed his drink on the screen. And is now wishing we were next door neighbors.

  • Reply ilene December 12, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    these pictures are so adorable! love the lights and the details! so fun!

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:20 pm

      The details are really a “hats-off” to Brandy. She knows just how to capture all that makes a moment magical. Definitely lucky to work with such talent.

  • Reply Emily December 12, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    So cute miss. LOVE the theme so much!!!

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:19 pm

      And I LOVE you so much! Miss you!

  • Reply Anna @ The Guiltless Life December 12, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Love the idea of the PJs in the forest set up! I would love to get one of those Christmas cards in the mail, so adorable!

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:18 pm

      Send me your address… 😉

  • Reply Aimee December 12, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I love those PJ’s, where did you find them? And your hat? So cute!

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:18 pm

      Thermals are staples in the mens section at Target or Walmart. They run really small so I’m actually wear mens as well. The hat is American Eagle.

  • Reply Kerri December 12, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Soooo fun! Your little guy is too cute in his little red long johns! Hope you get your white Christmas. It’s freezing here and my toesies are a little frozen, but not sure if we’re actually going to get snow. Enjoy!

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:14 pm

      Grab some cocoa, why dontcha? Maybe we can enjoy a cup together… kinda sounds amazing right about now.

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:38 pm

      What’s not pictured is what it says on the drop down bottom… “Santa Baby” Can’t wait to have my family see him on Christmas Eve.

  • Reply Natalie December 12, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Love the pics, so much fun! Love your hat too, it looks soooooo comfy! Your little on is so cute also!


    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      You’ve officially made my heart smile. Thank you for that!

  • Reply Caron December 13, 2011 at 11:05 am

    You have been pinned!

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:13 pm

      Meep! So flattered. Thank you!

  • Reply Leigh December 13, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    First, that is a beautiful shoot! Those pictures are so fun! Second, where did you get that hat?!

    Luvv, Leigh B

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:12 pm

      Aww, thanks Leigh! The hat is from American Eagle.

  • Reply Michelle Torres December 13, 2011 at 4:46 pm

    Absolutely adorable pics!!!!!!

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:12 pm

      So happy you think so! Little Mister makes them kinda cute, I think. wink wink.

  • Reply Amee December 13, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Love everything! Well done and Merry Christmas to you!

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:11 pm

      And a very Merry Christmas to the Roome family as well. Thanks, Amee. xo

  • Reply Elle December 14, 2011 at 3:21 am

    Cannot believe you got your hubby and son to cooperate! What great sports! SOoo stinkin’ cute.

    • Reply missy December 14, 2011 at 9:07 pm

      I love that about my family… they’re all about my crazy ideas. I married well. 🙂

  • Reply Emily December 16, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    How the heck did you get your husband to pose in underoos, wrapped in Christmas lights, and hold a star??!? I love it!

  • Reply Stefanie December 20, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    I love those pictures!

  • Reply DREW HUMPHRIES December 31, 2011 at 6:49 am

    Hands down, best Christmas photo EVER!!!
    Hope you had a very merry one!! 😉

  • Reply amy michele December 7, 2012 at 7:54 pm

    Love your pics! What kind of boots are those?

  • Reply Mel January 10, 2015 at 4:35 am

    What brand of boots are those?

  • Reply I am Nobody September 29, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    Wonderful Pics!! I love seeing happy families, specially at the Holidays! God Bless you all.

  • Reply Kristy Clayton November 21, 2015 at 4:47 am

    What brand of boots is your husband wearing in the pics?

  • Reply Heather November 18, 2016 at 12:52 am

    What kind of boots is she wearing?

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