December 31, 2009

Week 37 of 52

Forever In Blue Jeans

I've accepted Carin's challenge, as a Mom, to get back into the picture. The idea is that once a week you take a picture of yourself. Give the camera to your hubby, the kids, the grocer. Who cares. Just pass it off and say cheese. It's that simple. If you'd like you can post your picture on your blog. You can let me know you posted so I can check out your pics. You can check out my previous weeks or Click the button below to add your name to the Linky and take a look at all the others.

Now for my pictures this week. Now that four children have their own cameras, there seem to be a large number to choose from!

Why is it that every Christmas has a plethora of photos with bows stuck on the heads of various family members?

Elisabeth modeling all five of the hair bows Nathaniel gave her.

Singing carols with the family on Christmas night.
Getting the children ready for bed on Christmas Eve.
Dinner on Christmas Eve

Painting cookies with Brianna. You can check this technique out on her blog.

We always open the gifts that were mailed from friends and family on boxing day instead of on Christmas Day. That way they don't get lost in the shuffle. I was thrilled with the piece of pottery my sister sent from Caltagiorne.

Likewise, with so many children and so many gifts... well, they each get so excited to choose gifts for their siblings that I like to be sure they each get the attention they deserve. Instead of opening them on Christmas Day, each child gets a day to give their gifts in the week following Christmas. They all beg to be the first to give out their treats. Elisabeth was thrilled with her "bling" box from KK.
And everyone wondering what she has given to me.
Are you looking for a New Year Resolution? Well, here it is! Grab a camera, take a picture and post it today!



  1. The diner Christmas Eve picture is a keeper. {sighs} Melts the heart that one.

  2. Pepper are you crazy, take a photo of me lol ith no makeup and hair a mess lol Nonononononono lol JK I will have him take one tomorrow lol

  3. What a great selection of pictures of you throughout the holiday week! You might have already heard the news that Carin is going to continue the meme...yeah...I knew from a previous post of yours that you would appreciate the news. ;-)

  4. Love that Christmas eve dinner picture....but I'm kind of mushy that way.

  5. All of those pictures are great. I love the Christmas Eve dinner picture. Very romantic!

  6. As always, such a great selection of pictures. I have to agree, Christmas dinner pic is a keeper! Happy New Years to your family!

  7. I always enjoy looking at pics of your loving family! Makes me look forward to more family time with mine!!

  8. Such great pictures again Kat! You have wonderful traditions. I'm going to have to check out the cookie painting too. Great pictures of great memories in the making.

  9. I like your idea of the kids exchanging gifts in the week following. That's a great way to continue the holiday. Great shots of everyone. Happy New Year!

  10. Beautiful...the pictures of you and Allen are always so stunning. Gorgeous. Happy new year.

  11. What wonderful traditions your family has. you are such an attentive and loving mommma.

    I love the bow in your hair. you have such pretty hair.

    God bless you all in 2010