One thing I really wanted to do this month, while Maddy was home, was to have some family photos taken -- because she wasn't here for the session last summer.
I hired Mary, again, to come over and take various group shots, some decorating the tree shots, and some under-the-mistletoe shots. I haven't seen anything official yet, but here's one that I snapped of Ali & her family from the back porch. Junah was MUCH more cooperative than he was last summer.
My tree is still scarcely decorated because, knowing it would be a little crazy, I put out a selected assortment (of mostly nonbreakable) ornaments for the photo ops.
We finally remembered that building gingerbread houses and decorating gingerbread houses are two distinctly different things... needing some time in between. I found a really great kit at Target that had four SMALL structures instead of one big house.
Brilliant on so many levels.
Only three shown because littlest sis apparently thought it would be fun to see what happened when she flung one across the table. She's so FAST!!
After photos and decorating -- the tree & gingerbread houses -- it was time to settle in and watch a little football!!
And (now that it's Thursday) that was our weekend.
Crazy week, month, season...