I love these photos Betsy took a few years back. I was so fortunate to meet her. We went to a Christmas party a few streets over. I almost backed out last minute cuz Chris and Tim could not come, but we toughened up and went anyways. It was fate cuz I met the talented Betsy King and lucked out. She squeezed a shoot in right before Christmas and they are some of my favorite pics ever.
I can't handle how small Gabe is, I really do not want him to get any bigger. It's tough as you all know. I can barely carry all 70lbs of Joe and now Gabe he is reaching 42lbs. Ya, they were playing on the scale today...that's how I know.
When I see this pic it reminds me of my most favorite present. Oh, and you can see what it inspired tomorrow. When I was I think in 4th grade my mom made all of us quilts for Christmas. And not just a quilt but a doll with a matching dress. Mine was greens and purples, Deedee's was white with little flowers, Doug's had Snoopy on it I think and David, I can't remember.
I still have it upstairs. I love that thing. Doug and I used to make the coolest Christmas gifts. We made those star ornaments with pins and little beads with our picture in the middle, we made pillows and ooh I gotta think. The kids are going crazy playing with David and screaming like crazy right now....some kind of "tackle dad and get the football from him" game. I can't focus.
Last week we sent out all kinds of wonderful Christmas surprises. And this week the girls are busy cleaning the workshop but I think they need a quick change of pace. So I'll give you till tomorrow, say 12:00 noon and if you have any great requests for some girls that would love a new Christmas dress email it to Sam and we'll see what we can do. Her email is email@example.com. You'll need to send an address, size, or adult size ( a great idea for a college girl who needs a pick me up) by noon. She'll send you a note if you got picked.