Edit: How could I forget 2007???
I am on my third try of getting Christmas card pictures of my two children. Who would have known this could be SO hard??? Ha! It got me thinking about the Christmas cards we have had in the past, so I got them out to look at them. I had the best time looking at my babies. My how they have grown!
2002 - Evan was 9 months old. This was the rocking truck from his nursery. I just love this picture. Little nubbins!
2003 - This was our first try at a professional Christmas card. Evan was scared of the polar bear in the background scene, so all she could get was an action shot. He still looks cute as a bug!
2004 - This is my all time favorite picture I have ever snapped of Evan. He is almost three. This was taken before we had a digital camera. This was the 24th shot on a 24 exposure roll of film! I adore this picture and have it framed and in my kitchen so I can look at it all the time.
2005 - One of my favorite photographers took these shots. I ordered all of the pictures she took from this session I think. :)
2006 - This card is bittersweet to me. We had this taken when Ella Grace was two weeks old to the day and the day before Derek was to return to Iraq. We decided to do this on the spur of the moment. I really wasn't thrilled about having my picture made post-maternity, all chubby and swollen, but I am so glad now that we did it. I wouldn't take a million dollars for this picture now. We were so happy together. I LOVED those little ballet shoes Ella is wearing. So sweet. I had the photographer add the words at the bottom.
Edit: 2007 - Derek's first Christmas home from Iraq and his first Christmas ever with Ella Grace. It was a wonderful time.
Well, I'm off to try again. Now, I'm remembering why it is best to go to a professional. My children do much better for them. It's like they know Momma just wants the perfect picture and they are in cahoots to not let it happen. Hee hee hee! Wish me luck!