Monday, November 26, 2012

With Thanks : :

This year, more than any other, our family has so much to be grateful for! I couldn't think of sharing anything other than a few favorite photos I took throughout the beautiful stretch of days we just had together, enjoying SO many amazing firsts for our little family!

Kaiden and I

Our Turkey :)

Jacob -- first snow

First Snow in the new house

Haila first snow ball

Christmas tree 2012

Our elf :)

Pre-ornament Pic

Christmas-y Goodness!

-- Our first Thanksgiving, snowfall, and Christmas tree in our own HOME!! More photos HERE!

-- I am trying my best to be in front of the camera more, than always behind it (where I like it). If you are like me, than you'll understand. I mean, how often when you look at a picture do you think of the person who took it?...um, never. I make such an effort to capture special moments and memories for my family, it never really occurred to me how absent I was from almost all them. I read an article (READ IT!) recently about Mom's being in photos and then stumbled onto this post, and it really made me think. So, I'm going to try to work on that more.

-- I DID take lots of photos of our sewing/craft room to share this week -- I'm excited!! And, some of our family room, pre-Christmas-y goodness. I'm glad I did, so I can plan out the projects I hope to make for that room for when it's back to it's usual decor after the holidays.

-- THANK YOU to those of you who took advantage of my little Etsy Sale! It ends this evening around midnight, or just before I fall a sleep, which ever happens first! :)

I'm headed back to soak up this last day with some sewing and crafting with the kids before their vacation from school ends!

Have a wonderful day!!  Maureen

24 comments:

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Maureen, I LOVE seeing your family, your new house and your beautiful face in the pictures. Such a lovely family you have. What a special Christmas this will be!

PippaP said...

ohhh your a beautiful family, beautiful house, beautiful decorations and beautiful within. Have a fantastic Christmas in your new home :)

Ginette said...

Fantastic photos!! Thank you so much for sharing those magical moments with us!

Svetlana said...

just lovely!!!

Annette said...

All the firsts in your new home are so exciting. I'm definitely a behind the camera kind of girl, but I want my granddaughter to have pictures of the two of us together. I'm just not brave enough to post them on the internet!

Lis said...

Congratulations on your new home! Thanks for sharing your family with us. Your children are precious and your husband is so cute just like you!! I love your tree, your mantel, and your hardwood floors are to die for! Thanks again for sharing!

red in oz said...

Gorgeous pictures, I have hardly any of me with my 3 girls, I do keep mentioning it to my husband but he doesn't love taking pictures as much as I do.
Thank you for the custom listing for my crowns, we are heading back to the UK after 7 years in Australia in the New Year and I can't wait to start up a new little tradition for my girls and their cousins.

Sarah said...

Such beautiful pictures of your family and new home! =D

Katy Cameron said...

Looks like a weekend of fabulous firsts in your new home :o) I barely have photos of me either, but then I mainly take photos of landscapes ;o)

petoskystone said...

Gorgeous photos! :)

Joyce said...

Lovely family and gorgeous home. I too am not in a lot of our family photos...the mom is always behind the camera!

Rosa said...

Beautiful photos and thanks for sharing!

sandyb said...

Oh my goodness Maureen, I am in tears as they are so endearing. You have such a beautiful family and your pictures looks like one of those Hallmark Christmas movies:). Take every picture and make sure you are in them. That post is me. I am the mother who looks through pictures and sees myself in the maternity ward holding the beautiful baby and then there is a picture here and there but mainly there are pictures taken of the girls with Daddy. My daughter realized that and there are many pictures with her and our grandson.

Thank you so very much for sharing with us!!!!

pasqueflower said...

What fun photos! Your tree and fireplace photo are like a page out of Better Homes & Gardens -- only better.

Mimi said...

You have a beautiful family!!! Now you have put me in the spirit to get crackin' and decorate my home too!!! Thanks for sharing!!

Eileen DiPietro said...

Lovely...

Nicole said...

Congrats on the new house, Maureen! It's beautiful and it looks like you've settled in and are making it a home. Enjoy!

Sarah said...

Gorgeous family and gorgeous home Maureen! You must be loving it right now?! I live in Australia where it's hot, dry and crunchy right now. Northern hemisphere pics look so much more Christmassy I think. I noticed a couple of years ago I was in no photos, so I started putting myself in lots of photos with the kids, even if I had to take them myself. At least there is now visual evidence I was at special events!

Pam in IL said...

Thanks for sharing your family photos! Your family and home are wonderful!!!

CitricSugar said...

The new house looks fantastic! (How ever did you get unpacked and organized so quickly!!) Congrats and enjoy.

Angie said...

Beautiful!! Beautiful Family, Beautiful Home, Beautiful Christmas tree and decorations, Beautiful Sewing/Crafting space----just all around Beautiful! :D

Jacey said...

Seeing the photos of you and your family just warms my heart. I heart you! You are beautiful, inside and out. Congratulations on your new home. I know it will be a place of many memories.

Elsa said...

You have such a beautiful family and it would be nice to see you a little more often. Your home is looking so comfy and cozy ~ love the tree.

SIMPLESEW said...

What is the print on that Couch.. so pretty.. I love my RB black and white flower.. I am setting up a new studio and have to have a wing back chair covered.. this would look gorgeous..