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ever stopped to think about ALL THE THINGS we strive to accomplish at Christmas time?!! We literally pack as much STUFF as we possibly can into one month and it’s kind of crazy when you really sit down and consider ALL that goes into the Christmas season! Now, I’m not complaining! I LOVE THIS SEASON! If I could sit in my living room with a glowy tree all year long, I would! I’m tempted to leave our decor up until February!! However, during my late night errands and christmas card addressing, I realized that what we’re accomplishing during Christmas is REALLY impressive!!

We’re doing things we try to do ALL year in just a few weeks! Just take a look at this list!:

– Travel to see family from our of town

– Spend the night and spend several days relaxing with the family!

– Get new family pictures taken! Speaking of this, thank you Jill for our new ones!! You like?! It was a good 20 degree when we took these.. maybe that’s why we look like fools in some of them! ha! 

– Actually PRINT those new pictures AND order cards in time to be printed and labeled and stamped and mailed before the 25th!

– Buy gifts for EVERYONE you LOVE in your life! Now THAT is an accomplishment! 

– WRAP all the gifts for everyone you LOVE! 

– If you have kids, you have plays to attend and pageants to see. They’ll probably want to go caroling too! 

– You literally re-decorate your house! For one Month! (I love that part:) 

– You decorate the OUTSIDE of your house, not just the inside!!! ha! 

– If you have a church family, you’re probably involved in some production of some kind with rehearsals and performances.

– If you’re like us, you host several parties and get togethers because it’s the holiday’s and people will make it a priority to get together!

– Last but not least, you MAKE TIME for your family and your friends… 

It’s amazing to be that even in the midst of the CRAZIEST season of the year, we still make time to be together and have quality time together… it just makes me realize how much scheduling “time off” matters. December 23rd, 24th, and 25th are “OFF DAYS”…. that’s a no-brainer!! A friend of mine, Alicia, just posted about how she missed having “down time” this December and so she has already scheduled time OFF on the calendar for next December and I’ve done the same!! Michael is going to be so proud! :)

So anyway, have a wonderful Thursday and good luck all of you last minute shoppers this weekend!!!!

Oh my gosh… why am I posting these????…….. Because they’re hilarious.

26 Comments Personal
  1. Janelle C reply

    LOL! I love the last few images – your husband looks like he is doing one of your famous poses… lol! I love it!

  2. Danielle Brooks reply

    These are too cute! Thanks for sharing! We just did our photos this week. We’re such slackers! But I did a pretty decent job with a tripod. :)

  3. Lauren swann reply

    Morgan totally makes fun of me and pretends to do those poses too!! Y’all are so cute!! Love it!!!

  4. Alison Mish reply

    Haha Love all the pictures…bloopers are always my favorites! :)

  5. Annetta reply

    Beautiful couple and beautiful pictures!!! You both look fabulous. Love them all.

  6. Jill Powers reply

    I love these but the last ones are definitely my favorites!!

  7. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    You two are adorable! Merry Christmas!!

  8. Patricia Carlisle reply

    These are so cute!!

  9. blythe k reply

    Love the photos!!!! :) You two are truly an inspiration to stay motivated during the chaos!! Merry Christmas!!

  10. Karen reply

    You both are so fun!

  11. Valerie Duvick reply

    Adorable. Love it. :) I never would have known it was 20 degrees!

  12. Kathryn Grace reply

    Beautiful pictures! Love the scenery and beautiful light. You’re so pretty, Katelyn!

  13. Carrie Logan reply

    Those last three have me grinning at my computer screen :) LOVE you guys!!!!!!!

  14. elizabeth. reply

    These portraits are adorable – love it. :)

  15. Cecilia Flaming reply

    Oh my goodness, you two are so cute in your photos! :) Love the last ones the most! Thanks for sharing!

  16. Mary Marantz reply

    A- dorable!!! Love you guys!

  17. Kristen reply

    You guys looks so cute. I think you look cold in the last one. ha, ha..Merry Christmas!

  18. Anna Burke reply

    I love these! I hope you’re done with your shopping by now :) One of these years, I’m going to teach you how I do it!

  19. Bethany Mitchell reply

    So cute!!!

  20. Katie reply

    you guys are too cute!!!!!!!!! love these!!!

  21. Kristina W. reply

    Your photos are super cute! Have fun enjoying your downtime!!!

  22. Annamarie reply

    Awhh Jill did such a great job with these! You two are the cutest!!

  23. Katie reply

    I love that sweater! I’ve been searching for something like it! Where did you get it?

  24. Casi reply

    Katelyn, you and Michael are so precious! I love the photos even though you were freezing – you’d never know it though. Love you and wish you only the merriest of Christmas wishes.

  25. Evie Perez reply

    You guys are so cute!! i love these pics and they are so you guys! merry christmas. jill did an awesome job with these!!

  26. Christy Tyler reply

    Those giggling ones are THE CUTEST. So much joy! Merry Christmas you guys! xoxo! :)

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