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What if Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.

Christmas has always been my absolute favorite time of year. Add the wondrous eyes of a two year old and there is a whole new level of magic to the season. The simplest joys light her up. Santa…not so much. But twinkle lights elicit oohs-and ahhs from the back seat and plenty of “it’s so bu-full.” :) I love it. Can’t get enough.

But Santa. Well. At least it wasn’t like last year. No screaming. But no smiles either. Just a few ‘wtf mom…you want me to sit WHERE?’ dirty looks. But she did…and asked for a fire truck, Mater and cars. Don’t let the ruffles fool ya.

FYI locals–The La Cantera Santa is great, and they let you bring your own camera. ;) I just wish it had been a sunny day!

her father taught her this awesome trick: want mom to stop taking pictures? just close your eyes. Thanks, babe.

& trying to be efficient during a recent road trip to Dallas, I brought my Christmas cards. Stuffed & addressed them while the hubs was driving. & then…left them all at my SIL’s house. :( So…good thing I put Happy Holidays and not Merry Christmas…’cause they’ll be late. Whoops.

Wishing you & your family the happiest of holidays. :) May you remember the true giving spirit of Christmas & embrace the joy (and crazy!) of the family you spend it with!

[photo credit: my little brother. thanks, dude.]

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  • lissa - beautiful! merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • Shalini - Gorgeous card!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly B. - Beautiful post, Shawna!! Merry Christmas!! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Kelly B. - Beautiful post Shawna! Merry Christmas!! :-)ReplyCancel

  • Kendall Stoy - I love the pic of Santa hugging her and she is carefully watching him from the corner of her eyes. Awesome haha! And I so love that she wants firetrucks and cars AND rocks the ruffles. The boys are gonna love her :)ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - cute photos, and adorable outfit on her! I hope your family has a very merry Christmas!

    and my Christmas cards will probably be late too, no worries :). Thankfully they say happy holidays as well!ReplyCancel

  • Kaley - oh my goodness… my daughter makes that exact face and says, no more pictures, mommy! So funny!ReplyCancel

  • angela - Love it! That’s what my Christmas Card said a few years ago! It speaks volumes!ReplyCancel

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