25 Days of Christmas: Spreading Cheer

In past years one of my favorite parts about the holidays were the cards. I loved coming up with a theme, taking photos, designing a card, and even stamping them. The problem is it can get very expensive. While I know family loves to receive the cards we thought this year we would spend the $100 is usually costs and spread some cheer to others. We used the money to buy toys for Toys for Tots, purchased $5 gift cards to give to a few people we regularly see at the stop light by our home, and also donated to the Alex Gruenburg Memorial Scholarship. He was a dear friend who was always thinking of others before himself.

That doesn’t mean that we didn’t do the photo shoot though!

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Wordless Wednesday: Family Photos

Although life has been quite hectic lately we took a few hours last week and had some family photos taken in Old Town. We got up VERY early and met our wonderful photographer, Naomi, from Sweet Memories at sunrise and spend the next hour walking around and playing with the kiddos. I wanted the shots to be candid and a little more natural.

She captured our family beautifully and I can’t believe how wonderful they look!

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