Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Not So Wordless Wednesday---Christmas Past

I read so many great blogs, that I'm beginning to get a complex---y'all are making me look bad! Here we are on the first day of December and yours truly is apparently one of the few that's still unable to check off the Christmas card photo from her to do list. And what's more {or worse} is that I'm really not sure what I want this year's card to look like. Hello inspiration, where are you?

What's that you say? Shame on me! Well, you're right! And to think I run my own design business, geez Louise!

While I like to think that putting things off isn't something I regularly do, the truth is, procrastination is pretty much the norm for me. But, I like to think that I work best under pressure. Or at least, that's what I keep telling myself as my list of to dos grows longer, in hopes of postponing the inevitable ginormous holiday meltdown as long as humanly possible!

And before I can even think about snapping away in hopes of achieving the ultimate in Christmas card perfection, I couldn't help but share a few pictures from Christmas past---Sweet Bean's first Christmas.

Cue the broken record---I cannot believe how much she's changed! It's almost hard to believe this little chunk of sweetness is Gillian Grace! Oh, how I miss those days! {Sniff, Sniff}








And with a wiggly giggly now 16 month old, I'm guaranteed to have my work cut out for me!





On the bright side, she's a cutie and while just any photo would likely be good enough to make friends and family smile, we set the bar pretty darn high with last year's Christmas card photo!


I mean really, how can I top this one! Any ideas?



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29 comments:

Alex said...

Total sweetheart! I love all those pictures. As for what you could do this year ... she could be dressed up as an angel, and you could make a cardboard Christmas tree that sits infront of a stool, then she could sit on top of the stool so that she's the Christmas tree topper :D

Ok ... way too much work lol. But it sounded like a good idea ;)

Sara said...

OMG...I'm in love with the photo you used for last years card...A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!!!!!!!!

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Such a cute display of photos for Aunt Aly to see on this Wednesday morning of GG!!! I love the second picture of her resting on someones shoulder. It is adorable and melts my heart! :)

The last photo is so cute too! I just love it!

Have a great day and I'm looking forward to the ornament exchange. Thanks for hosting! You rock!

flip flops and pearls said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!

What a doll baby she is!!

You need to link this on my post for today!
{semi} wordless wednesday:)

The Regal Pup said...

It will be hard to top that, but I think you are totally capable of it!

On another note... are you having baby fever? lol

Laura@Cowboy Boots said...

that was too cute to top....but I'm sure you can do it! I'll never forget when grayson was born...he was about 4m at dec and my only baby...i bought a billion cotton balls and had him naked from the waist up....santa hat on and him in the cotton...he was soooo precious! after that...the kids just held each other! haha....

don't look to me for creativity...hence why i hired you to finish off my card!

yes gg was a cutie patootie then and now...hence why i keep having babies! (grins)

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

OMG! She is just so adorable, I must know where to get those adorable dresses with the embroidered top (the red paid one) that look so southern? Those don't sell here and Lallie would just (I think) look adorable in one!! Tell me, please???

GG is just so pretty and cute, so has grown up SO much!

SassySillySpunky said...

I could have written this post myself. I'm so behind on my holiday cards! My problem is that I ALWAYS write a christmas letter with some theme and I'm coming up short this year.

I LOVE the pic of GG from last year. What about a picture of her frosting sugar cookies? That would be super CUTE :)

Jennifer said...

I have not checked cards off of my list either, so do not fret :) It will get done...it always does. I am all about working under pressure..LOL! I do know that the photo of GG from her XMas card last year is going to be hard to top!! The is the CUTEST photo ever :)

Kelly @ Blessed Mommy, Blessed Wife said...

No matter what you choose, you can't go wrong with a picture of GG! Procrastination is my middle name these days. Christmas cards is one of the few things I can actually check off my list, though - I was SO proud of myself for knocking that out this weekend! Posting about Thanksgiving? That's another story...maybe later...

Britt said...

Oh I love the card from last year! She is getting so big and her hair is growing!

Angie said...

GG is so pretty! I love her little face...and you dress her so cute!

I need to get busy on our Christmas card...ugh! I just realized this morning that it is December...where has the time gone?

Jumping Jack said...

The card from last year was too cute, but I know you'll out-do yourself this year!

I'm a procrastinator too! I really do work better under pressure and get things done much quicker when I'm down to the wire.

I love GG's smocked dress in the last pictures. I need to learn to make those! I SOOO should have had a girl! HA! Smocked outfits on boys just aren't nearly as cute!

Casey said...

I wouldn't worry about how much other people have up. You will get there and it will look amazing! I am sure your card will be beautiful! I hope your Wednesday is a good one. Take care

Lindsay said...

She is always so festive and cute :)

Shannon said...

that card was awesome!

Jennie said...

I don't think it is possible to top that cuteness!!!

Mama K said...

Oh my goodness!!! That Christmas card pic is absolutely the best!! I have never seen one that creative or cute :)

We combined ours last year with a birth announcement since W was only 3 months old, but this year we included a pic of ourselves...which I will not do again! :)

I was actually on top of things this year and ordered mine early, but now I wish that I had waited and done a more "Christmas-y" picture! So I think it's best to procrastinate sometimes too!

Karen At Home said...

She is just so cute, I just want to squeeze those cheeks!!!

I am sure you will come up with something for this years card, you always do!!!

I am still waiting on the proofs from our photographer before I can even think about what I am doing for our cards. I pray to God we have one good photo in there somewhere!!!

I will be in touch tonight with the list!!!

Karen

New Mommy!!! said...

Aww. I love when you I never saw all those photos! Too cute! They grow up so fast don;t they! The pic of you and her is AMAZING!! Beautiful! Umm...yes, very hard to top last years! That is too funny! You are so creative! Why didn;t I think of that! What a cute idea!

I don;t have my cards out yet! Don;t worry! I may actually send New Years Cards or something instead. I have free cards from shutterfly, but I think I have ti edit my photos with photoshop before I submit them bc they are DSLR. So, I'm not sure what we are going to do, also during our warm weather stint, we were in overtime, and I couldn;t get off to take the pumpkin's pictures outside. Now, It's freezing! Ugh! What to do?

I'm sure you'll figure it out! I hope I do too!

Hey, I'm hosting my very first giveaway today, head over, please!!!

Love ya! Ho, Ho, Ho!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

Love the photos. I am the same way with Grant. I can't believe last year he was barely crawling and now he is running around everywhere and bumping into the christmas tree- lost many ornaments the last few days!
The ornament exchange sounds so much fun! I will email you here in a sec and sign up! XOXO

Oh and love the whole new blog look. It truly is southern and simple and so classy! XOXO
jessica

Casey said...

They grow up so fast don't they. She is such a cutie

Jessica said...

Oh my goodness that Christmas Card picture is TO. DIE. FOR. Seriously. I just put my boys next to eachother and snapped away. I have no creative bone in my body haha.

Momma Wilson said...

oh my goodness, that last picture is just priceless! don't worry, you're not alone. I don't have a card picked out or a photo shot...hey, it's on my to do list which counts for something:) sweet baby girl is just precious!

Kristin said...

I hate to say it, but I don't know how you're going to top last years'!

Liz said...

OMG - that is SO fabulous, you need to just do it all over again!

Ashley said...

I think you may be out of luck trying to top last year's pic, it's AMAZING! I'm with Liz, maybe make it a theme? Same idea each year? Great pics!

Annette said...

Oh I miss those days too!!! I love last year's Christmas photo. Maybe you can take one of her this year playing with her Nativity set?! Quite honestly though, I think any Christmas card with GG on the front will be a homerun. I loved all these pictures of Christmas past...

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

I loved looking at all the pictures! She is just a doll!
I love your Christmas card photo from last year. Try a gigantic Christmas mug this year. I bought mine at Michael's and took a picture of Lexie in it on her first Christmas, and used it for our cards. She still fits in it!