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Stormy and Everly Star Light Photo ShootStormy and Everly Star Light Photo ShootStormy and Everly Star Light Photo ShootStormy and Everly Star Light Photo ShootStormy and Everly Star Light Photo ShootStormy and Everly Star Light Photo Shoot Stormy and Everly Star Light Photo ShootStormy and Everly Star Light Photo ShootStormy and Everly Star Light Photo ShootStormy and Everly Star Light Photo ShootStormy and Everly Star Light Photo ShootStormy and Everly Star Light Photo ShootStormy and Everly Star Light Photo ShootStormy and Everly Star Light Photo ShootStormy and Everly Star Light Photo ShootStormy and Everly Star Light Photo ShootBriefs: H&M // Slippers: Baby Gap (sold out, similar) // Stocking Hat: Caprock Baby // Lights: Target // Wood Cube Prop: Target (in store only, similar)

I’m embracing all the grain with these, I just love them regardless and I really wanted the only light source to be those star lights. I took these before the end of the year in December but haven’t had a chance to post them, so they are slightly out of season but I think “better late than never” is one of life’s greatest mottos and I stand by it often, especially when raising twins…or any number of kids for that matter 😉 And how cute is that vintage stocking hat from Caprock Baby? She was so kind enough to let me purchase it even while she was on vacation, and for that I am ever so grateful. It’s what really stirred up the inspiration for this photo shoot.

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Everly’s Sink Bathbaby sink bath photographyShe always gets so excited for this! She is getting pretty big for the sink, but she loves it so much, and it’s the easiest way to tame her crazy bed hair in the morning. Stormy, on the other hand, wants nothing to do with baths these days, guess that’s a boy thing.baby sink bath photography^”Noooooooooose, Mama”baby sink bath photography^My cue to wash her leg, haha

An Early Christmas Giftbackyard toddler photographyhappy toddler backyard photography^Complete childhood joy when they found this little slide I thrifted for $13 at Goodwill. We just couldn’t wait to let them enjoy this one, and it was totally worth it.backyard toddler photography

Matching Christmas Pajamasfamily matching christmas pajamas photos baby gap AEfamily matching christmas pajamas photos baby gap AEfamily matching christmas pajamas photos baby gap AE twin peaks^They love doing “super jumps” on pretty much anything they can, including me. I was surprised we got this photo where I wasn’t clenching my face and totally cracking up!

{Stormy + Everly: Pajamas- Baby Gap // Slippers- Baby Gap  Me: Pajama Bottoms- American Eagle // Sweater- American Eagle (sold out) // Slippers: Sears // Sheets- Target}

 New Oven=Giant Box to Play inh & m dress baby gap twins playing in giant boxh & m dress giant cardboard box photographyh & m dress baby gap twins playing in giant boxOur oven went out during the beginning of November and remained that way for several weeks. I had a pretty large list of holiday goodies I wanted to make and I was starting to get worried I wouldn’t be able to bake any of them. Luckily we found a super good black Friday deal and got an awesome new stove just in time! (insert fireworks here) We celebrated by playing in the larger than life box it came in, I was pretty excited that I fit in there too 😉

{Everly: Dress- h&m (sold out) // Stormy: Shirt- Baby Gap (old)}

Mom Thinks She’s Santagoofy christmas family photo shoot^Guess I didn’t fool them, she looks totally unamused, they were cracking me up!goofy christmas santa photogoofy christmas family photo shootgoofy christmas family photo shoot^Best shot I could get with these stashes on, this went so differently in my mindtwin toddlers christmas photo shoottwin toddlers christmas photo shootcomfy laid back outfit j crew stripe turtleneckFinished this day off by dressing normal…or not dressing at all in Everly’s case, and heading off to a big spaghetti dinner! I’d say that’s one pretty awesome day 🙂

{Props- Target // Stormy: Sweater- Ralph Lauren // Jeans- Baby Gap // Shoes- Target // Everly: Jacket- h&m // Skirt- Ralph Lauren // Me: Turtleneck- j. crew // Coat- Gap (thrifted) // Jeans- Calvin Klein // Shoes- Tiger Asics}

The Real Santatwin santa outfits j crew elephant dress buffalo plaid sweatertwin santa outfits j crew elephant dress buffalo plaid sweatertwin santa outfits j crew elephant dress buffalo plaid sweaterThey were a lot happier to go see Santa than to actually sit on his lap and see him in person, we are 3 for 3, Stormy screamed and cried and Everly stared off not knowing what to do. We have the exact same picture with Santa 3 years in a row, the only difference is they are bigger!

{Everly: Dress- Crewcuts // Jacket- h&m // Shoes- Zara // Hair Bows- A Dash of Sass // Stormy: Sweater- Ralph Lauren // Tie- Crewcuts // Pants- Target // Shoes- Target}

Christmas Daychristmas morning opening presentschristmas morning opening presentstoddler on a toy cell phone^My mom got her this phone for Christmas and she talked on it for days…until she realized she couldn’t play games, now she says “no, Mama’s phone”stormy with north pole communicator^Justin’s mom got them this North Pole advent radio communicator, it was super cute watching them get all excited to talk to the elves or Santa every morningstormy in vintage velvet toddler suit on christmastwins in matching vintage outfits on christmas^I found these vintage outfits hanging on a rack together at the thrift store back in October with a few other ones, all the same size in coordinating boy/girl looks…seriously, a thrifter’s dream, especially a thrifter with twins! I was pretty excited about them, it’s cool to think that maybe they belonged to someone with boy/girl twins back in the 70’s. Thank you whoever you are, they’ve gone to the perfect home! everly in vintage christmas red velvet dresseverly in vintage christmas red velvet dresschristmas boy girl twins toddler photo shoot^And the award for the cheesiest Christmas set up goes to….ME! I was just playing around with things and wanted to try a couple shots. I had planned to change things around and redo them, especially since those red ornaments make a tree but the top one kept getting cropped out. But time passed, we all got sick, now it’s January and I’ve lost my motivation. However, I’m never one to settle or give up, so I’ll probably be that weird mom still dressing my kids in Holiday clothes and making them do Christmas photos on Valentines day 🙂

This is how they felt about it-christmas boy girl twins toddler photo shootikea stuffed carrot - porkchop the carrot in baby gap bear slippersAnd if you’re still with me, this is Porkchop the carrot signing off! (the result of late night goofing around when our kids wouldn’t sleep)

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Flashback: Christmas Tree Farm Photo Shoot 2014

christmas tree farm photo shootThese Christmas tree farm photos are some of my all time favorite, and although they are from last year, I didn’t have this blog yet so I thought I’d share a bunch of them this year. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! 🙂christmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shoot^He got stuck!!…or “guck” as they call it these days.christmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shoot^I had completely forgotten about how they used to just randomly start clapping together all the time until I saw this picture! It makes me sad to realize a memory I thought was so strong and that I thought I would always remember had already slipped away from me.christmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shootchristmas tree farm photo shoot^I guess these bark scraps were his pick for our tree…he hadn’t quite got the hang of it yet 😉christmas tree farm photo shootI can’t believe how tiny they look! It’s amazing how much they grow in a year, makes me little sad looking through these, but also so very thankful.

Merry Christmas!

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