Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Christmas Photo Stragglers

Isn't it funny how you get that same sense of happiness when your Christmas tree goes up as you do when it comes down? I always think I'm going to be so sad, but really I get excited when I see that my house looks ten times bigger without giant evergreen trees lurking everywhere.

I am ready for some Spring cleaning & organizing (which is really just code for shopping). But before we say goodbye to Christmas, here are a few more pictures from the last few weeks. I will miss reading all of our Christmas books... I will be on the hunt soon for lots of new books to fill our playroom book shelves.


I'm not kidding you, this kid effing loved the cold weather! Every time we went outside she got so excited! I couldn't help but think of a Christmas Story when she was in her snug little snowsuit.


This picture CRACKS. ME. UP.


My brother got her some of her very own overalls to wear out in snow... this was major cuteness overload.


The road trip was agonizing, we were stuck in a snow/ice storm and multiple traffic jams, that landed us in the car for nearly 18 hours on the way back.  We were so happy to be home! Santa stopped by while we were out of town, so Harper got to open a few more gifts when we got back. I think she was still concerned about whether or not we were going to stick her back in her carseat after she opened them.

Nordstrom Dress (similar here), Headband




Trapper Hat, Fair Isle Pants from H&M (similar here & here)

Some final thoughts on Harper's first Christmas...
1. Christmas is infinitely more fun with children.
2. Her favorite toys were the Zany Zoo, the Parum Pum Pum Drum & the Wooden Phone.
3. The Walkness Monster was the biggest joke, piece of shit toy ever invented. Oddly enough, she loves all of the toy balls that it comes with it, but I still consider it a waste of $30.
4. I totally failed at finishing our Christmas cards OR getting Harper a first Christmas ornament on time. I guess there is always next year.
5.  Speaking of next year, we aren't traveling any further than our local grocery store for Christmas.
6. Did I just say next year? Yes. Because I'm already excited for it.

While I am sad to see the holidays go, I am BEYOND excited for Valentine's Day (which has always been one of my favorite holidays!) & Little Miss Harper's first birthday party!! I am in full blown party planning mode! Hope you all are enjoying the first week of 2013! :)

35 comments:

  1. Little babes in fair isle seriously make my heart melt into millions of pieces. Too damn adorable.

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  2. this post is full of YES! you and harper are adorable in the first picture. i'm totally with you on the no going further than our driveway next year. super long road trips with babies are just no bueno.

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  3. My daughter is turning 3 in March and I never bought her or made a First Christmas ornament. Still considering buying one, slapping a 2010 on it and calling it good. She'll never know the difference, right? :)

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  4. Cracking up at #3! We did the 17 hour road trip thing too from Indiana to TX...with a baby and 3 dogs. We are psychotic.

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  5. I totally agree about Christmas take down - as awesome as putting it up lol. Her outfits are RIDICULOUS. SO frigging cute.

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  6. Lovely photos!
    Harper is growing into a little lady.
    Haha I agree with you I'm not leaving the house next christmas.

    Happy new year!

    Kerry
    www.ohsoamelia.com

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  7. Oh my goodness, Harper's pictures were all adorable but my favorite by far is the one with her overalls- so Incredibly cute!

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  8. I just bought my niece the same H&M leggings! They are so adorable! Cant wait to see what you have in store for her bday!!

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  9. OK Seriously, she is just the cutest EVER.

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  10. Totally adore her outfits, especially the fair isle leggings! I got a pair from Pajamagram too! And SO excited to see what you have your sleeves for H's first birthday!! xo

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  11. I'm rolling back into the office after 2 weeks off - SUPER TOUGH! But then I see your new entry and Harpie's pics totally brightened my mood. I LOVE the pics of her with the stuffed owl!!!!

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  12. As much as I love decorating for Christmas it feels refreshing to take it all down!! It couldn't come down fast enough this year haha. Love the Harper snow pics! So freakin adorable! What did you get for Christmas? :-)

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  13. We bought our little girl a ton of books for Christmas. A few of my favorites are : The Tickle Monster (to die for adorable, even though it's not a Christmas book), Christmas Parade by Sandra Boynton, The Christmas Quiet Book, Karen Katz's Where is Baby's Christmas Present & Counting Christmas, and Jackie French's Christmas Wombat :)

    Harper is adorable, as always!

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  14. She is completely adorable & I loveee all the pictures!!

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  16. I have read your blog for about a year now and I have never commented. I am getting married in May, and I look forward to being able to experience all the wonderful things that come with it! I LOVE your blog and eagerly look forward to your new posts!!! Happy new year to your fabulous family!

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  17. I have been reading your blog for about a year and have never commented. I am getting married to my man of 6 years in May, and look forward to doing all of the wonderful family things that you put on your blog! I've even made a chalkboard of my own :). I just wanted to tell you I look forward to your new blog posts (It's like freakin' Christmas when you post one!). Happy new year to your fabulous family!

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  18. She is a doll! Where did you purchase the white hat with flower that Harper wore in the snow? Thanks :)

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  19. Those fair isle pants are sooo adorable, LOVE! Can't wait to see what you plan for Harper's birthday!

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  20. I LOVE those Fair Isle Pant! And your daughter is just adorable!

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  21. She looks adorable in the snow! Love her hat

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  22. Walkness monster is A PIECE. We got the same thing for my nearly 10 month old and she hasn't touched it once, except for the balls. She'll climb up on anything else though.. But the damn thing doesn't even move!! Such a hunk of junk that her older sisters won't even touch it! So it sits...

    Can't wait to see more posts! We made a trip to target today and purchased a whole lot of valentines day decor.. Off to the craft store tomorrow to buy some paper to make some heart garlands and bunting! Can't wait!!!

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  23. Do you remember the V-Day "card" you did up for the Rod Quad as a surprise!!!? I just saw it the other day and smiled! Harper looking at that owl foot made me laugh so hard for some reason??! It's the look, the belly, the toe curl, all of it is too much!? Thirdly, when you cuss I like love it love it. Like it throws me for a loop every dang time. Fourthly :) did you ever say where you got the Santa pillow covers? I want those fo shizzle.

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  24. This is just a random comment, but do you have Zulily? There are fox leggings on there today and I remember reading about your love of foxes for Harper.

    http://www.zulily.com/invite/akraft629/p/brown-yellow-fox-leggings-29923-2576840.html?tid=social_email_ipad_shareviaicon_na_zcvp&pid=2576840

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    1. They also have the carhartt overalls on Zulily.

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  25. Gah! The Carhartt overalls KILL me!!! She looks like a true Midwesterner in them! (Is Midwesterner even a word?!) Cheers to a happy and prosperous new year. Or, as I like to say, livin' the dream in Twenty Thirteen.

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  26. Which H&M in Atlanta has the kids section in it? I tried to order online I while back & It wouldn't let me. Atlanta is like 20 min south of me, but I don't want to drive down there unless I know for sure there is a kids section in the H&M.

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  27. I can spare a first Christmas ornament for you ;) We purchased one ourselves and were given five others haha.

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  28. ADORABLE!!! I just bought the fair isle H&M pants for my little lady for next winter and cannot wait to use them. They look so cute on Harper! :)

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  29. So we did the same - gave her the walkness monster under the tree and sadly it IS CRAP. But target let me return it today, even without a box! Going to order either the radio flyer walker wagon or plan toys woodpecker walker to replace the failed gift.

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  30. I can't wait to see your first birthday party pics for Harper! I'm also equally excited for harpers first birthday gift wish list!!! YaY!

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  31. I'm currently pregnant and I can't wait to do all these fun things with my little girl! You've given me so many great ideas for holidays and I LOVE all of Harper's outfits (especially that snow outfit because we're planning to visit the snow with our little one at the end of the year-Can't wait)!!!

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  32. Glad I'm not the only one who's about to go bat shit crazy for valentine's day! My niece just started teething, so I'm gonna make conversation heart teething biscuits. She won't care if they're a disaster.

    Prime time to take care of your pinterest recipe resolution, too!

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  33. Love your blog!! Thanks for all of your creative ideas!! I was wondering where you got the adorable Santa pillow on your bed? www.allforehim.blogspot.com

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