I genuinly try to take time every day to count my blessings and to be thankful. Some days I do better than others...it is so easy to get swept up in the minutia of day-to-day life and to overlook all that we have to be thankful for. I am greatful that Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to slow down a bit and reflect on all of the blessings in our life. In my family it has also become a time of celebration!
I am thankful that seven years ago Chris asked me to be his wife, and our life together started.
I am thankful that last year we celebrated the birth of our daughter Alyvia and her first Thanksgiving.
I am thankful that this year that we were able to celebrate my pregnancy with baby girl #2.
Sadie Clair will be here in May!
I am so greatful for the many blessings in my life and look forward to celebrating many future blessings around the Thanksgiving table with my growing family.
I love Christmas Cards! I love shopping for them, I love assembling, addressing and sending them. The whole process really puts me in the holiday spirit, but truth be told the whole process can be a lot of work and with the hustle and bustle of the holidays and the ever-growing to do list it can get pretty overwhelming… Last Christmas LyviBug was barely 3 months old and I, as most new parents, had taken overwhelmed to a whole new level. However, I was determined to send out Christmas Cards (I knew several friends and family that would start a riot if their mailbox did not contain a card with a picture of our new bundle of joy)…Enter Shutterfly! Now mind you, I have been using (and loving) Shutterfly for years, but had never used the site for Christmas cards. Last year, in my new mommy daze, I selected my favorite photos, shopped their beautiful selection of cards and created this:
No new mommy daze this year, but you can bet that I will be heading to Shutterfly to do my Christmas Card shopping yet again. I think the hardest part may be choosing which design to use!
I love this simple card...the snowflakes add just enough of that winter magic.
Once I have made up my mind and I have marked the Christmas Cards off my list, I may start on my gift list. I know a few Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles, etc. that would love a personalized mug, a customized calendar or anyone of the awesome photo gifts that Shutterfly offers.
Now, do yourself a favor and head over to Shutterfly
so you can mark some things off that to-do list.
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