Recent Holiday Pictures with a Twist
Our family Christmas pictures are so precious to me. The holidays can be hard on so many people for so many reasons. This year was no exception for us. There were hard elements but we pushed those aside and just enjoyed those that were here and reveled in seeing our children and grandchildren embrace this season.
It is epically hard to get Christmas photos of my crew. First, there are a lot of us. Second, it is like bathing a thousand feral cats getting them to all sit down. If you add in the two babies and getting them to look in the same direction, you have our family chaos. I love it.
I hope you all had a great holiday season. For those of you that didn’t, know that you are seen and loved. The holidays will always be slightly incomplete with my family as I am missing a piece of my family. One day, maybe, the Lord will put us all back together this side of heaven. That will be a glorious day!
Family Christmas Pictures
As you can see from my pictures, I do put stickers, purposefully have their heads turned, blurred, etc. over the faces of my youngest children and my grandchildren. I do this for safety reasons. The internet is not a safe place and they are not in a position to give any type of consent. I have worked hard to understand that dynamic and to scrub my blog and social media platforms of all information relating to them. That is where the ‘twist’ comes in for the title of this post.
My big doll baby wanted to hold my little doll baby. The only thing is is that my little chunker is as big as my girl. She is so stinking sweet with him and he loves her. Grandchildren are simply the best thing ever.
One could argue and say that I could ask their parents for consent, but in my eyes, that isn’t the same. I have talked with them about this and they post what they want to post on their controlled social media sites. However, this blog is a bit bigger and again, safety is #1. It is sad that it took me a long time to fully even realize that concept. I do now, so if you ever scroll through my stuff and see something that I need to take out/blur/put a sticker over, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will certainly do that!
Christmas Family Photos
Here, I do put a sticker over my brother’s face because he does not want to be on social media.
My Oak thought it would be funny to put down each of her children’s names on her shirt and that said we are each her favorite child #whatever. We all know the truth and we took the liberty to show our thoughts on her shirt. This is probably going to be a yearly thing 🙂
We got Pop a pencil sharpener and pencils. We are the last of the big spenders. He was thrilled because he could attach his pencil sharpener to his work bench.