Family Holidays

Happy Holidays, My Dear

December 12, 2012

This year’s card was inspired by warmth and whimsy. After all, nothing is closer to my heart than my boys (and for some odd reason, their little feet too).

Looking at these pictures brings me to tears. I’m truly humbled to have so much love and joy in my life. It’s this love: love for those dear to us and love for whence those blessings came, that makes us remember what’s most important in our lives. May we make an extra effort to acknowledge the beauty in such blessings. To savor the laughs that are more present. The tingles that come from listening to beautiful music. The awe of wonder on a child’s face gazing at a glistening tree. The cuddles while reading Christmas stories. The sweet smiles on strangers faces. A renewed hope that all things are possible. That we are loved by many and have much to rejoice in.

Happy Holidays, my dear!


  • Reply katie b. December 12, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    DARLING. all of it. I love the photo of your boys up against the wood logs. gorg! Would love to know some favorite stores you like to shop for them. I am having a boy and don’t love the cheesy cartoony stuff I see everywhere. thanks!

    you had to be there

  • Reply Michelle Torres December 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Perfection! I love the rustic whimsy feel… Loving your deer shirt, I saw it this weekend while shopping, but was sad they did not have my size. You guys look sooooo Adorable! Happy Holiday’s from NC!

  • Reply Michelle December 12, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I remember last years christmas card like it was yesterday! Just took another look and oh my, Gage is growing up 🙂 What you wrote brought tears to my eyes and I just love your christmas card, best I’ve seen yet, but not surprising coming from you my dear! 😉 Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family! Xo

  • Reply Janelle December 12, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Beautiful as always!

  • Reply Leigh December 12, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    You seriously have the cutest family! You can see the love in every single photo! Love how the card came out 🙂

  • Reply Sasha-cha cha December 12, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    No surprise that your family took such beautiful pictures:) please tell us where you got your t shirt! Love your posts. Have a happy day!

    • Reply Michelle December 12, 2012 at 3:41 pm

      Hope Missy doesn’t mind me tellin ya 😉 it’s American Eagle and there is a 40% off online code!

    • Reply Sasha-cha cha December 12, 2012 at 9:14 pm

      I got on their site, and doggone it, it is sold out! Thanks so much for answering me, though!!

  • Reply Janice Hood December 12, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I MELTED! The boys are growing too fast! Don’t miss a second of it sweetie! Maggie is going to go into a tizzy when she sees these….;)
    Love to you all,

  • Reply Kim December 12, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Such a cute card! Who wouldn’t love to get it in the mail! Would you mind sharing your outfit details? And Gage’s too? Thanks

  • Reply Shannon December 12, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    These are beautiful photos! Your boys are adorable, I’ll bet you are one proud mama! Merry Christmas to your family!

    p.s.- I made your Zuppa Toscana recipe this weekend and it was amazing! My anti-soup husband even loved it and requested I make it again in the near future. Thank you!

  • Reply jaclyn @ December 12, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I absolutely love your Christmas card!! The pictures turned out amazing 🙂

  • Reply Danica Pardini December 12, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    I LOVE it! your christmas card is too cute! i’m wondering though what state your in (or if your even in a state) so i can check out that photographer. i looked at the contact info but couldn’t tell what location she’s actually in.

  • Reply Julisa December 12, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Merry Christmas from Vegas!

    Excellent family photos!

  • Reply Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe December 12, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    You have such a beautiful family! Happy holidays!

  • Reply Niccole December 12, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    I love the family photos! I was wondering where you got your sweater? It is so cute and looks so cozy. Beautiful family!

  • Reply Audrey December 12, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    Oh my gosh. The cutest card EVER!

  • Reply Serena {Pretty Fluffy} December 13, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Gorgeous as always! Happy Holidays!! xx

  • Reply Marla December 13, 2012 at 3:13 am

    Love love love it.

  • Reply Maureen Anders December 13, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Your family is so stinking cute, Missy…. It was EASY to design w/ such great pics!

    • Reply Brandy December 13, 2012 at 3:41 am

      Awww… Maureen… You’re making us BOTH blush! 😉

  • Reply Mariann December 13, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    These are sooooo precious! Your style is so stinkin cute! Can you please share where (that rhymed) teehee… anywho… you got your cardi and socks?? 🙂

  • Reply Laura December 14, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Adorable pictures! You are such a cute “boy mom” and your boys are always dressed so well! Please share where you get your clothes for your precious babes! 🙂

    • Reply missy December 17, 2012 at 3:12 am

      Baby – baby gap sweater, hat & booties, plaid shirt is oshkosh, target jeggings
      Toddler – jeans are la miniature, sweater is hm, coat is old navy, minnetonka moccasins

  • Reply tarah December 15, 2012 at 12:48 am

    so cute! Can you tell me where you bought your sweater? I love it

    • Reply missy December 17, 2012 at 3:08 am

      you’re not going to believe this… when I bought the sweaters for my DIY boot warmers; I also found this little gem!

  • Reply Erin December 16, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    I would love to know where that sweater is from too! So cute! And how come my hair just doesn’t look like that after I curl it!?! I even bought the same wand! Grr. Maybe I need to grow it out more!

  • Reply lyndsay December 17, 2012 at 2:00 am

    you are adorable! i cam across your site today, and this is already my new favorite blog. happy holidays 🙂

  • Reply Lilly December 17, 2012 at 9:50 am

    your christmas card is so sweet.. could your kiddos be any cuter?!What brand is your gray sweater?& the diy sweater for your boot warmers?Happy Holidays:)

  • Reply kylie December 20, 2012 at 3:08 am

    this is soooo perfect.

  • Reply Kelly at Turned up to Eleven! December 21, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    love, love, LOVE the traditional shoe / stocking images. It makes me think of years as a child learning about Dutch Christmas traditions in school. Warms my heart.

    The cards are lovely and the images of the family are so heart warming. Happy Holidays / Merry Christmas to you all! ox

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