Wednesday, December 26, 2007

whew.

Can I open my eyes now? What a whirlwind Christmas! Bear with me...this post will be a hodge podge of many things, because frankly, my mind and our home is in a hodge podge stage right now (how long does it take to recover from Christmas?). I hope you all had a great one and I'd love to hear from you! What did you get? What was your favorite memory from this holiday? For me, there are so many to choose from. The first image is of "Santa Tracks"...what he left behind of the carefully laid out cookies and milk. Funny thing is, the kids never noticed Santa had eaten the cookies until I dutifully pointed it out to them.
This is a sampling of a few of the holiday cards I designed for my wonderful clients this year. Thought you'd appreciate the collection at a glance. So many bright, beautiful families!
For the first time in a while, we didn't have to go anywhere...all of the family came to us. I was quite proud of the dinner table setting (especially since I had nothing to do with the actual cooking of the holiday meal). While it was great to get to stay home, I am convinced it is MUCH more exhausting to host than to be hosted.
The boys' gift from Santa. The look on their faces was priceless. My gosh, they love this thing!
Couldn't resist. He looked so cute and pensive.
One of my favorite ornaments from my mother-in-law.

And now....for the best Christmas present ever! Remember our house was getting a face-lift? Oh, it needed so much carpentry work on the outside and I couldn't even fathom trying to paint it ourselves again. The above is the before...

And here it is now....
Soooooo much cleaner! Gosh, it feels like a new house (hence the bazillion pictures of it). Plus, I wanted to show off the great work done by Tim and the crew at Timberline Painting. E-mail me and I'd be happy to give you their contact info if you're in need of some painting, roofing, or siding.

Okay. There you have it. Now I'm off to finish up Pinkle Toes's face lift. The next time I post, hopefully, it will be to tell you that I've opened 2008 for booking and to reveal the new Pinkle Toes website! Take care!!!!

6 comments:

Marta Locklear Photography said...

I am with you on the Phew! I ended up getting so exhausted that I got ill and slept while the g-ma took the kids to see the relatives...best present for me ever! I slept all day! The house looks fabulous and I am particuarly fond of your table setting...so beautiful. Congrats to a fabulous fast paced growing year, I am very glad we have become friends and here's to a even better (hopefully smoother) New Year. Much love, Marta

yourcandidmemories photography said...

your house looks great!!!
WE got my son a red jeep and his face is just amazing when he rides it! he is a little young for it so daddy has to help him

I love your table setting too!!!

Angela Pursell said...

Hey Michelle! Merry Christmas! Wonderful pics.

I am relieved this season has come to a close. I feel like I just gave birth to a 12 pound baby. lol

Hope all is well...best wishes in 2007!

Angela Pursell

sharris said...

I know the feeling! The girls got the pink Disney princess convertable for Christmas along with Squakers the talking parrot (don't ask!). It was a blast. Christian got his drumset and I'm sure next year you will get to photograph him playing it if I'm lucky! Your house looks FAB! and Congrats on your first year in business!

kristi hedberg said...

Memories of the Barbie jeep that my girls received, let's see, nine years ago! Can it have been that long ago?! THey loved it for many years, and only reluctantly let us finally give it away to another family! Great looking house! COngrats!

Tichenor Family said...

your house is amazing.
your boys are too cute.
i feel so blessed to have met you this year. thank you for your beautiful work.