christmas 2017

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My first apple pie. I'm so proud, it's ridiculous.

christmas eve

We spent the evening eating snacks & watching The Grinch Who Stole Christmas. Afterwards, John & Christian played hide & seek in Minecraft. lol. Before that, Christian opened one present, which was a book called Wonder by R. J. Palacio. John & Christian went to see the movie a few days ago so of course we had to get Christian the book as well.

christmas morning

Christian woke me up at 5:58 a.m. to help him open the packages that were in his stocking. We hung out until 6:30 & then woke up John.

Christian's Christmas gifts:
From me & John:
stocking stuffer: candy, hot wheels, cup with poop emojis, spin toothbrush, toy, 2 Roblox that inluded Business Cat & Nexx.
under the tree: 3 books - Wonder, 365 Days of Wonder, & Auggie & Me by R. J. Palacio, light up monster slippers, two video games - Need for Speed Rival & Star Wars Battlefront 2, $25 Roblox gift card, & a scooter.
From Grandma & Grandpa: 3 plushies - Galaxy, Pablo, & Frank, ninja swords, Easy Animation Studio, spin toothbrush, & a Ninja Turtle book.

John's Christmas gifts:
2 video games - Resident Evil 7 GOLD Edition & South Park & a cologne.

Samantha's Christmas gifts:
a mirror, KitchenAid stand mixer, 3 fragrances of wax warmers, phone case, pop out phone grip, & naked pallete eyeshadow.

christmas 2016

My family & I traveled to Georgia to see family we had not seen in over five years. I loved watching Christian interact with his grandparents. <3

Basically the visit consisted of eating a bunch of delicious cookies & staying up super late. I took a bunch of photos of our airplane rides & of John, Michelle, & Ben talking about video games. We opened awesome presents for Christmas & ate delicious food.  I had an awesome time visiting with them. Felt like we never even left. Hopefully, we will go back sooner than five years.

My sister in law, Michelle, & her boyfriend, Ben.

Christian & his gramma built & painted some birdhouses! 

Kinda weird to see someone using a phone attached the wall, right?
Gotta document that for the future.

I really had an awesome time photographing Michelle & Ben. They just celebrated their one year dating anniversary. Seriously one of my favorite couple's photo shoot I've done so far. Click the link below to see their photos. <3 

Michelle & Ben

The day after Christmas, I finally got to meet Elizabeth & Abby. And then I forced everyone to stand together to take pictures. I can't wait to print these ones out!