Monday, December 8, 2014

Our 2014 Christmas Card

My Christmas cards are officially out the door! I credit free recipient addressing from Minted for helping me get them out so much faster than I had anticipated. Never again will I take the time to write out all my addresses {and waste half of my envelopes}.

So now that the cards are on their way to lots of mailboxes of friends and family I thought I'd share some of the highlights from our Christmas shoot earlier this season. I love our photos this year - Caroline has joined our family, my hair looks dang good and I am pretty pumped about how our matchy outfits turned out on such last minute notice. But truth be told, all blessings and thankfulness aside, this year had lots of sucky moments too. So before you scroll through all of these picture perfect photos that make it look like we have it all together, just know that we really don't. For those of you who've been following awhile, you know some of the scares we've faced and there's been lots of other deeply sad and scary moments that just didn't make the blog.

But between countless diaper changes, ridiculous medical bills and bottomless baskets of laundry, we have experienced so much joy with our sweet Caroline Grace. She is pretty awesome and we love her with our whole hearts. So today I'm showcasing some happy and shiny moments as a family of three now.

Without further ado, our 2014 family Christmas Card...
And a huge thank you to the talented Lindsey Regan Thorne for covering up my postpartum hair loss and dry, flaky skin, and Allison Kuhn Photography for her patience with the mini and capturing these pretty pictures! These ladies are rock stars, the best in the {wedding} industry really and I'm lucky to call them friends.
Merry Christmas friends!
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43 comments:

  1. What a beautiful family! Have a very Merry Christmas with your little one =)

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  2. Such beautiful photos my friend - the sweetest friend who have an incredible faith and love x

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  3. Beautiful family & a beautiful card! I don't know how you chose from all those great photos. She's such a doll!

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  4. Beautiful photos. Caroline is so darling. And thanks for the disclaimer - this was the best year of my life thanks to our son, but it has had it's difficult growing pains and also some extremely difficult decisions, moments, and harsh realities for myself and my extended family. That being said, the happy moments wouldn't be nearly as sweet without the occasional storm. All the best, Merry Christmas!!

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  5. You and your sweet family are beautiful! These pictures are beautiful! Your heart is beautiful! The end :)

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  6. These are beautiful! Caroline is precious, and you look so gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!:)

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  7. these are fabulous photos...caroline is SO SWEET!!

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  8. The one of you laying down & kissing her cheeks. - MY FAV!!! They're all so adorable!

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  9. Seriously the cutest pictures! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! :)

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  10. You look stunning!! These pictures are so beautiful! Caroline's little smile has to be the cutest thing ever :)

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  11. These pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!! And thanks for sharing the "not so pretty" truths about life...I hope they make the sweet moments that much sweeter. :)

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  12. What beautiful pictures! You have come out the other side of a tough year, but I am sure God has so many great things planned for you and your family!

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  13. Love all of these pictures!! Beautiful family!!!

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  14. The pictures are gorgeous, sweet friend! Loving the outfits. But loving the sweet, happy smiles on all of your faces even more:) You would never know that you are experiencing the dreaded post partum hair loss - your hair looks fabulous!:)

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  15. GORGEOUS photos! you guys look great! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  16. Your little family is just the cutest!! absolutely love these photos!

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  17. These pictures are so sweet- what a lovey & adorable family!

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  18. I really appreciate your honesty Christina. These photos are stunning, and I get how things like this can be portrayed as having it all. I've always admired your candor in posts like this, and I can only imagine how trying this year must have been for you. But you have a beautiful family and you are certainly blessed! xDabay

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  19. So beautiful, love that one of y'all lying down! So sweet. Merry Christmas sweet girl!

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  20. so, so cute!!!! Love them all, the last picture is precious!

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  21. Great Card! And you have a beautiful family.

    I'm hosting a Christmas Card Blog Linkup Party that starts next Monday. You should stop by and link-up with us!

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  22. What a beautiful post! Your family pictures and your sweet words. I've so loved following along and so thankful for the guardian angels looking over your precious Caroline and your family!! :)

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  23. Such precious pictures girl! I love the one of the three of you laying down and y'all kissing her, too cute! Thank you for also being so transparent and letting everyone know you guys had struggles as well. I appreciate honest ladies that let other ladies know its OK to not have it all together.

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  24. Beautiful family, very nice pictures.

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  25. Absolutely LOVE your hair color!!! Is it natural??? If not, do you know the color product info? So want your hair color!!!

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  26. Adorable! And you experienced postpartum hair loss too?! Geez, I did too. I am still growing it out, and now it just looks like a crazy short layer around the crown of my head. The pictures turned out just beautiful!

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  27. These pictures are so gorgeous! I'm dreading the hair loss.. wondering if it'll be worse the second time around? ek!

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  28. Stunning photos!!! So adorable! They will make beautiful cards!

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  29. The photos are beautiful. She did such a good job standing up!

    I am hosting a giveaway on my blog today through Wednesday. https://newmontheve.blogspot.com. I'm giving away a Stella & Dot clutch. If you are interested you should pop over and enter.

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  30. Beautiful! Merry Christmas!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  31. What fun pictures! I love the color scheme that you guys pulled together!

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  32. Beautiful pictures!! Your hair looks fantastic!

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  33. They could not be any cuter! And you're right, your hair does look damn good! :)

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  34. such a beautiful family… love everything about these photos!!

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  35. Love your card!!! Sweet family... Caroline is so cute with her tights and dress!!!

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  36. P-e-r-f-e-c-t!!!! Adorable- fabulous pics girl! xo

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  37. You have a beautiful family!!!

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  38. Your family is so precious!! I love the picture of you guys kissing Caroline's cheeks! Her face is priceless. Praying that 2015 is filled with far more blessings than hardships.

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  39. Such sweetness!! And thank you too for your words... Always a good blog reading reminder ;)
    Many blessings during this Christmas season to you & yours-

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