This is Christmas

December 27, 2012

[family pic courtesy of Brandy Cardarelli Photography]

It’s one of those times you wish you could somehow hold on to. Make the time stand still a little longer. This is Christmas. I can’t believe we now have two babies we’re sharing it with. Seems like one Christmas we got married… blinked… and somehow ended up with presents under our tree for two little boys! Where is the time going? (like, whoa. seriously). However, one of the benefits of growing up is watching Christmas through your children’s eyes. It’s even better than when you were a child yourself! Nothing else beats it. With the exception of Christmas morning: the little giggles, flying wrapping paper, and the accompanied jumping up and down. That’s kind of amazing too!


  • Reply Michelle December 28, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    First picture of Gage unwrapping his present… 🙂

  • Reply Janelle December 28, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    LOVE the pics! You seem just as excited as the kids! <3 xoxo

  • Reply SHARON December 28, 2012 at 2:13 pm

    Your family is beautiful! I love the pics of your little one opening his trash truck. These babes grow so fast (mine is 11) Happy New Year!

  • Reply heather December 28, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    love these pictures!
    what a lovely, homey, beautiful xmas!

    merry merry – heather
    This Life Is Yours Blog

  • Reply Brianne Tallant December 28, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Awesome pics! LOVE the one of gage unwrapping his present!! Where did you get your slipper socks? Love them!

  • Reply Danica Pardini December 28, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    your little family is such a blessing, even in looking at small glimpses of your life probably in another state across the country….i am always inspired by the genuine and loving home you have. 🙂 glad your christmas was wonderful! i’m sad the christmas moments are over too! ( and back to work soon ! )

  • Reply Lisa Brown December 28, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Your Photos are so Precious!

    I found your blog this past week and what a Treat it is:)

    Holiday Blessings to you and your Loved Ones…

  • Reply Nicole-Lynn December 28, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Such precious pics!!

    What camera do you have if you don’t mind me asking?

    • Reply missy December 31, 2012 at 5:55 am

      Thank you! It’s a NikonD5000 🙂

  • Reply Cindy December 28, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    I love all the pics you have posted in the past week or so….i met your Mommy the other day….shes even more beautiful in person! And lol, Tori and I have your same Old Navy red & white slippers! LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Merry Christmas, and I wish you and yours a very Happy New Year!

  • Reply Kayla December 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I love your pictures! It’s so sweet to have those special moments. Do you take the pictures yourself or make sure someone is taking the pictures?

    • Reply missy December 31, 2012 at 5:54 am

      Thank you so much! My husband and I take the pictures. However, a very talented and gifted professional photographer takes pictures for us as well – Brandy Cardarelli Photography. She’s always listed when it’s her work. 🙂

  • Reply Ashley December 28, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Love every pic..especially the one of the doggies playin! Merry Christmas, love you guys!

  • Reply jessica December 29, 2012 at 1:58 am

    Love the pics! Can you tell where you got that adorable outfit from in the family pic??? thanks!!

    • Reply missy December 31, 2012 at 5:52 am

      Dress is HM (last year), cardigan is abercrombie + fitch, boots are by Me.Too (old), tied collar blouse is Juicy Couture, Lips in Covergirl Ever-Red-dy

  • Reply Mary December 30, 2012 at 4:09 am

    You’re family is the absolute cutest! Love the little one’s face opening the presents 🙂

  • Reply Leigh December 30, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Oh my gosh! That first picture of you opening a present with little mister needs to be framed asap! It’s so adorable all the excitement in you two’s faces!!!

  • Reply Paige January 2, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    How did you and your husband get so good at taking pics? Any tips? I have the NIkon D3100 and find shooting indoors quite the challenge. Any lens/lighting suggestions- reading materials? Natural light is VERY limited in our place. 🙁

  • Reply Melissa De Boer November 8, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    What a beautiful family 🙂 Where did you find those adorable PJ’s?

  • Reply Paige December 12, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    Where are these PJ’s and socks from? I want to look as adorable as you this Christmas!! XOXO

  • Reply Melissa December 8, 2015 at 7:58 pm

    Hey Missy, where did you get your red and white cable slipper socks? I have been trying to find those for a while now! Thank you~

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