It is LESS THAN ONE WEEK until Christmas Day, six more sleeps until our little girls are running downstairs to see if Santa came and I cannot wait. Before the big day comes & goes I wanted to share some pictures of our annual trip to pick out our tree, always one of my favorite outings of the year! It’s no secret that I love to photograph the heck out of the girls on days like these, I always like to take pictures of them but especially when they are dressed all festive and doing one of our favorite traditions — I feel like it’s just my right as a mom. 🙂
The pictures came out super cute and I love them, but I also want to always remember the behind the scenes too. That my husband really did not want to buy our tree there at all (he was hoping to stop by the grocery store on his way home from work and pick one up, where they were way cheaper), but he did because he knew how important it was to me. That the big girls were exhausted and whiny because they stayed up too late the night before sleeping over at the grandparents, getting them ready was PAINFUL — but that they came out of it quickly after a lady gave them a couple of jingle bell necklaces and ended up having the best time ever. And that little Remie Rue, on her very first Christmas, was just as sweet as can be taking every little part of it in (until she wasn’t & started screaming, so I carried her to the car to breastfeed her in the drivers seat of my mini van, still cannot believe that I have one).
I was exhausted afterwards and am exhausted a lot lately, but also so incredibly grateful for these three little loves. These are the days, the very best days.
Their muddy boots, one of my favorite parts!!!! Happy one week until Christmas! XO