Sunday, January 3, 2010


We started the holiday season out to get that perfect holiday card photo. Here's one that didn't make the cut...none of our family shots made it to the card. I've got some great ones of Savannah screaming and Gage trying to jump out of my arms. I'm throwing in the photos need to be outsourced!

Growing up, one tradition we had in my family was to open one gift Christmas Eve night. Our gift was always our annual Hallmark ornament. Last year I got my set from my mom and it's fun now to put my old childhood ornaments on the tree. We have continued with the Hallmark ornament tradition, however, we let Savannah pick out her own ornament around Thanksgiving so she can hang it on the tree and play with it all season. So the Barnetts wanted to start a new that would be reasonable to keep up year after year...Christmas PJs! I'm not really into Christmas-themed PJs, but I do want to keep them somewhat coordinated while they are still young.

All the family came over Christmas night for dinner and more gifts. We tried another family photo. Sorry, Rainwaters, we took the picture before dinner and missed you all :( And, no, I'm not pregnant, but this photo sure tells a different story. I'm on it, Mom, 2010 exercise starts....tomorrow of course.

Gage appears to have had one too many eggnogs.

And here's one picture that DID make it to the Christmas card. If you got the Shrek reference, then I applaud you :)

I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and safe and Happy New Year!

Here's one from New Year's Eve 1999. What an incredible decade it's been!