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!




  1. Shannon @ Sweet Tea Sippin' on Mayberry
    December 8, 2014 / 12:35 pm

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

  2. Caley-Jade Rosenberg
    December 8, 2014 / 1:19 pm

    Such beautiful photos my friend – the sweetest friend who have an incredible faith and love x

  3. melissa
    December 8, 2014 / 1:32 pm

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

  4. Steel Magnolia
    December 8, 2014 / 2:03 pm

    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!!

  5. The Modern Tulip
    December 8, 2014 / 2:12 pm

    You and your sweet family are beautiful! These pictures are beautiful! Your heart is beautiful! The end 🙂

  6. Claire Voss
    December 8, 2014 / 2:14 pm

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

  7. Meagan Hofer
    December 8, 2014 / 2:16 pm

    these are fabulous photos…caroline is SO SWEET!!

  8. Deanna H
    December 8, 2014 / 2:20 pm

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

  9. Annie
    December 8, 2014 / 2:34 pm

    Seriously the cutest pictures! Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! 🙂

  10. Caitlyn {Home Sweet Ruby}
    December 8, 2014 / 2:34 pm

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

  11. Jess Scott
    December 8, 2014 / 2:41 pm

    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. 🙂

  12. Zoe {The Latina Lens}
    December 8, 2014 / 2:42 pm

    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!

  13. Shayna @ The Fancy Yancey
    December 8, 2014 / 2:52 pm

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

  14. Caroline {Virginia Sweet}
    December 8, 2014 / 2:54 pm

    oh my, just so sweet!!! Love!

  15. Jessica
    December 8, 2014 / 3:01 pm

    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!:)

  16. Jillian
    December 8, 2014 / 3:02 pm

    GORGEOUS photos! you guys look great! xo jillian – cornflake dreams

  17. BLovedBoston
    December 8, 2014 / 3:34 pm

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

  18. Katie
    December 8, 2014 / 3:38 pm

    love love these photos!

  19. erica zucco
    December 8, 2014 / 3:58 pm

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

  20. californiapearl.net
    December 8, 2014 / 3:58 pm

    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

  21. Elise @ Cheers Yall
    December 8, 2014 / 4:16 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! All of them!!! xx

  22. Katie {Miss Dixie}
    December 8, 2014 / 5:18 pm

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

  23. Cassie Eliya
    December 8, 2014 / 5:33 pm

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

  24. Brettni @ Bringing Up Brumfields
    December 8, 2014 / 5:56 pm

    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!

  25. Ashley {Word on the Streets}
    December 8, 2014 / 6:45 pm

    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!! 🙂

  26. Kristen {Miss Southern}
    December 8, 2014 / 7:33 pm

    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.

  27. Renae
    December 8, 2014 / 7:49 pm

    Beautiful family, very nice pictures.

  28. Heidi Ernst
    December 8, 2014 / 7:54 pm

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

  29. Kristy {Seven Graces}
    December 8, 2014 / 8:03 pm

    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!

  30. Karra
    December 8, 2014 / 8:45 pm

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

  31. Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog
    December 8, 2014 / 8:46 pm

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

  32. Molly
    December 8, 2014 / 8:50 pm

    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.

  33. Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    December 8, 2014 / 9:14 pm

    Beautiful! Merry Christmas!~Ashley @ A Cute Angleacutelifestyle.blogspot.com

  34. Life As You Live It
    December 8, 2014 / 10:45 pm

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

  35. LHWinstead
    December 8, 2014 / 10:52 pm

    Beautiful pictures!! Your hair looks fantastic!

  36. megan
    December 9, 2014 / 2:03 am

    They could not be any cuter! And you're right, your hair does look damn good! 🙂

  37. nelle monaco @ vintage simply love
    December 9, 2014 / 3:41 am

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

  38. Sara Elizabeth
    December 9, 2014 / 11:06 am

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

  39. Jessi @ Jessi's Design
    December 9, 2014 / 4:05 pm

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

  40. Christy
    December 9, 2014 / 7:51 pm

    You have a beautiful family!!!

  41. Julie @ Just the Joy's
    December 9, 2014 / 8:42 pm

    Beautiful pics! Merry Christmas!

  42. Patricia Merrigan
    December 11, 2014 / 3:48 am

    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.

  43. Jennifer Miller
    December 17, 2014 / 1:20 am

    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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