Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas 2013

As I was driving to work yesterday morning, a song began to play and it brought tears to my eyes. The song spoke words of truth for so many during the holiday season – there are those all around us who are hurting.

It’s so easy to get caught up in the fun and happiness of the season (myself included), we often forget those who have lost loved ones throughout the year – those who are spending their first year with an empty chair at their table. Those who have no family at all to share the holidays with…those who are sick, in a hospital, or a hospice ward. I’m not saying any of this to be a Debbie Downer, I’m hoping this will serve as a reminder to show love to everyone, especially during the holiday season. You never know what others are going through – a simple smile or a small act of kindness can make a stranger’s day.

Unto us a child is born

On a lighter note, we had fun taking family Christmas pictures this year!  I didn’t have outside assistance with our pictures this year, so the fact we captured a good shot was a miracle in itself.

I set the scene with my additional lighting and positioned Jason, Pixie, & Madalynn the way I wanted them. As soon as I hit the timer button, I would dash to my chair, then grab Madalynn and pose. Right before the timer went off, I would throw a treat or a toy towards the camera in order to make the dogs look that way. All in the span of 20 seconds…whew! (I did this about 30 times – talk about my workout for the day!)

What we received in turn were several “out-takes” before one we were both satisfied with.


Evil eyes…haha!


I mustache you to have a wonderful Christmas!


Yummy treat…why is it on the floor??


Mid-air treat toss…too late!

Last but not least, from our family to yours….


Have a wonderful day and enjoy every moment…a very Merry Christmas to you!


  1. That is a beautiful holiday photo! And how funny is it that the two Mickey stockings fit perfectly into that photo as well? Merry Christmas!

  2. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas Karen! What a beautiful picture!

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you had a great Christmas as well! :0)

  3. LOL Love all the outtakes! Hope you had a fantastic Christmas! Love the pic and all the effort you put into it!


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