Monday, December 13

coming up for air

Parties, shopping, sick kid, deadlines, school activities, photo sessions,
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It's been busy & I miss you guys!
Just a quick post & a glimpse into our neck of the woods.








Sick kid or not, time was running out for the annual Christmas photo session.

Many bribes, some chocolate & 100 pictures later we got one!
How about you?
Are you ready?

41 comments:

Rose Brier Studio said...

What a great family picture. A portrait, but not too formal and lots of personality!
Merry Christmas,
~Marilee

Pat @ My Tattered Elegance said...

Lisa, that is a lovely pic of all your family. And it is and especially pretty pic of you. You look sooooo happy. Wishing all of you the best Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. I miss you!!!
Hugs, Pat

Mary said...

Ready? Nope! Love the family picture, and your house is looking great this time of year - Congrats!

Netty said...

Terrific family photo Lisa. You all look great. Have a smashing and joyful Christmas. Annette x

Debby said...

Hi Lisa,
Ah!!!!!!!!!!! I love your family photo, so beautiful. And I adore the gift wrapping pics, too cute. Thanks for sharing. I am not ready but getting closer everyday.
Hugs,
Debby

Dorthe said...

Lisa, my sweet,
UHHHHH I can imagine the 100 photoes, sweetie--- but this is so wonderfull- showing a most dear, and loving family--you and yours-the kids obviusly having fun-your husbond so sweet (I know-don``t say that to a man!!) and you so beautifull.
I love the photoes from your home, the white spots- (White is spots in my home,too) are very lovely-the "hats" gorgeus-.

-hope everyone is feeling ok again, dear Lisa.
Love to you, and hugs. Dorthe

Angela said...

What a great photo!! Merry Christmas!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

SOOOOOOO not ready! J'adore that family picture. so happy...so gorgeous..what a special card!

eileen said...

May I say that this is the first comment I have ever left on your blog. Your family picture is beautiful! Thanks for sharing your world, and happy holidays to you and your family. You are certainly blessed!!

Anne Lorys - Fiona and Twig said...

Gorgeous decor, and what a handsome family!

Hope your boy gets to feeling better soon!

XOXO,
Lurd

trash talk said...

Looks like you already got your Christmas wishes...beautiful family and your husband...hubba hubba!
Debbie
P.S. I adore the gingerbread house...and y'alls sweet faces!

time worn interiors said...

What a fabulous picture of a lovely family! Slow down girl! Hope you have a blessed Christmas!
Theresa
aka:tot

Diane said...

Oh, Lisa, the photo is wonderful!!!
What a beautiful family!
God bless you, every ONE!
Hugs, Diane

Beth Leintz said...

LOVE the family picture - your kids personalities are just shining through.

A Cottage Muse said...

You have a beautiful family! And by the way, how did you get such a cute Santa's helper!

Storybook Woods said...

Lisa, what a sweet family you have. I know this such a busy time. I hope you are able to enjoy it xoxo Clarice

Gloria said...

What great photos of your home and decorations. Thx so much for sharing. Have a great week.

sweetpea said...

wonderful family lisa! i've missed you! merry christmas my sweet.

hugs,

shelley

Erica said...

Beautiful photo of a beautiful family! I stopped by Maureen's this past weekend - the shop looks beautiful all decked out! I hope you teach a class there again soon.

I showed my husband the photo of your 5 year old wrapping presents! Husband thinks wrapping is the hardest job ever :)

The Feathered Nest said...

o.my.goodness.....you guys are BEAUTIFUL!!!! This is such a great photo Lisa, you have got to get it framed! I love all of your wonderful displays and you know I love the horns & hats :) the best! hugs and love, Dawn

Charlene said...

Adorable Family Photo!!!! I remember those days... I love the gingerbread house!!!! I did one with the GRANDS using a cake pan that was cute. And I LOVE the decorations. Looks very Lisa! Come see Larry's new puppy! HUGS!
Charlene

Miss Sandy said...

NO I am not ready! I just got some decorating done today!!! Yes, I am in panic mode but I am surely not the only one, am I? Lovely family photo and I hope you have a lovely Christmas!

Vicki said...

The photo came out great. Don't you always feel like Mother of the Year after screaming at the whole family during picture time? lol I know I do. I'm in love with that "Joy" banner. Adorable!

nancy huggins said...

Family pictures were always a pain for me too when I had all 8 boys at home..Your decorations are wonderful. Hope you have a nice Christmas with your family..kids grow up way to fast which also makes us get old to fast :)

Karen Valentine said...

I am very impressed!!! What a beautiful family you have!!! And no... definitely not ready! Wait till you read what happened to us tonight!!!!
Much love,
Karen

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

What a cute family you five are! Lisa, I see you are wearing that beautiful lace sweater again :-). I'm sorry to hear that one of the kids is sick. Hopefully the illness will be gone soon!
I love your burlap Noel banner and the girl figurine with the vintage hat.
Ready? NO! Panicking? YES!
XOXO,
Julia

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

awe...Ya'll are SO Ca-Ute!!!!
Seeing this makes me miss ya'll terribly!!!!
:)))

FredaB said...

This is a wonderful family picture. The kids look so healthy and happy. What more could you ask for.

Merry christmas to you all from one of your fans who reads your blog.

Hugs

FredaB

Debra@Common Ground said...

What a wonderful photo of the family. You're brave, very brave! LOL!! Love your Christmas touches!
xo,
Debra

Rebecca said...

Hi Sweetie
You look great! The family picture is too cute. I am glad you are feeling better and things look good. I am still decorating and haven't even started shopping yet... but no stress.
Blessings
Rebecca

Terri said...

Your home is looking very festive! So glad you were able to bribe the little ones long enough to get a picture....it is very sweet.
Hugs,
Terri

Ticking and Toile said...

Hi Lisa,
Your family is just beautiful! What little cuties....they look like they are still for about 7 seconds and ready to take off bounding to the next fun activity! They all look so happy & full of love.

Your house is looking so festive and beautiful. I love the burlap sock w/ the stencil. You'll have to me how you did it.

Off to find a post on your bathroom. Must've missed that one :)

xoxo,
Shellagh

Shopgirl said...

I would have paid! This is a lovely family picture. I think you have a sweet and happy family.
Merry christmas, Mary

Lovey said...

Love, love, love the family picture! You guys are the cutest! Have a wonderful Christmas filled with all your wishes!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Lisa ~
Your picture came out
just darling!!
I am so smiling at
the kids faces ...
they are priceless!!!

xoxo
Lori

LizlovesVintage said...

What a beautiful Family! Love all the Vintage. Merry Christmas! Hugs, Liz

Claudia said...

I'm not sure how I missed this post...the holidays are my excuse. Love your home in all its decorated finery. The family photo is just beautiful. What a happy, gorgeous family!

xo
Claudia

diane cook said...

Love your Christmas picture Lisa....only 100??
It is such a busy time, one day, yes, one day (like next year), I WILL be completely ready for Christmas way ahead of time =) LOL...yes, but I am retiring in 6 days~I can say that!
Merry Christmas to you tooo.....

June said...

Hi sweetie pie,
I love how you adorn your home for the holidays in your 'neck of the woods'. I remember how fun Christmas was when mine were little like yours. It is still fun, they just take up so much more space (when they come with kids and husbands).
I adore your family picture! Absolutely perfect in every way!!!

I love your post about sweet Anne. I just love that girl!
Wishing your beautiful family a Merry Christmas.
Love to you.

MaygreenFairies said...

A wonderful family portrait! Your children are adoreable! I had twin boys in 2005 and at first found it very hard having two babies, but I love it now, they are so close to one another and are best friends... having twins/triplets is just wonderful... Thank you for sharing your family photo! Mandy x

vicki said...

Lisa - how wonderful that we all get to know your friend better - she truly is a talented person and her blog is fabulous!

Your little ones are growing so!! Your Christmas picture is adorable and priceless. You are so blessed - you have a beautiful family.

Vicki