oh heeeey.

so it’s been awhile.

Which is how I start every blog post lately (or not so lately) it seems. But I pledge to do a better(ish) job of keeping the masses informed about our daily life. I just have so much to share with the world- photo dumps, the best Tupperware to store fruit in, how I swear popcorn is making a comeback, and other fairly random musings about life with two ladies and one mustache’d gentleman (for now! December 1st is upon us!).

I refuse to take you back to the last time I posted for a recap (because that was like Easter or something). Instead I’ll take you back ONE WHOLE DAY (or two. Because I know everyone is dyyyying to hear how our Santa meeting went).

I’d like to start by saying I love our Santa. Our Santa is my homeboy. We’ve been lucky enough to have every single Santa picture since lex was born with the same Santa (I promise to spare you all four years of Timehop Santa pictures)- he’s divine. And amazing. And add in the outdoor lighting and the fact that a lifestyle photographer takes the photos and I’m basically writing them a love letter from the depths of my soul year after year.

after standing in the rain for a solid 45 minutes (weather! We actually got to see real weather! I didn’t bring anyone jackets because it’s something so foreign to me! My umbrella still has its tag on it!) we got to see the big man. Lex having the preparedness of a boy scout marched up to Santa with her American girl catalog and flipped though the whole thing pointing out what she wanted (everything) while k sat idly by in my arms.

And then it was picture time.

K had a FIT. A real life Santa tantrum because she doesn’t like strangers or cameras- all while lex stood by like a good soldier and smiled. It resulted in the most perfect Santa picture I could ever ask for (and this is just from my phone!).

And after all was said and done lex will tell everyone and anyone that k is “getting nothing for Christmas because she yelled at Santa instead of telling him what she wanted”.
How I managed to write 200 words about one little Santa picture is beyond me. I have the gift of a good ramble.

So. Up next is out tree. Well- our picture tree. Because instead of everyone thinking I’m absolutely crazy with my hairbrained Christmas card picture that involves a little tree and two little girls (and the rest is a secret) everyone is rolling with it and acting like it’s some awesome idea.

Jury’s out on how the ladies will do. But I’m absolutely sure that if anyone can make the magic happen it’s tracy.

So we went to a Christmas tree lot in search of the perfect tree (which for lex was a $96 tree that was 4ft tall that apparently someone had to hike up Everest to get. NINETY SIX. For four feet. She cried the whole way home that we left “Norbert” at the tree lot). We got a tree AND I got to be SO totally basic and get enough tree pictures to fill my instagram feed for weeks.

I’m sparing my feed but not sparing you.

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If theres one thing k and i have in common. . . its our desperate need for personal space. although i dont blame anyone for assuming she hates christmas trees AND santa (her allergies might reach father than “cats” and into “christmas”).

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  • I seriously just think you guys are the cutest!

  • OH K. You totally owned that Santa picture. Game over. As for Lex… I’ve got an AG store within 5 minutes of me… I’m just saying. She could totally love me as much as Santa. (Poor Norbert. I’m sure he needs a home in the girls’ room.)

  • Oh K! That is the best Santa photo I have seen yet. And all of the other photos are pure perfection, too!

  • Love a good screaming Santa photo! And I am completely jealous of your Santa setup – because heading to a mall with a terrible backdrop just makes me sort of cringe!

  • Desiree Macke

    Your Santa pic is EVERYTHING!!! Seriously, I DIED laughing when I saw how epic it was.
    I’m BEYOND envious you got a real tree, $96 or not. I’m still stuck with a fake tree, and debating on whether or not I should stoop to just getting a pine scented candle.
    Let’s also talk about that jacket (or is it an actual coat) you’re wearing. Totally swoon worthy!

  • I wish Ashlynn was asking for AG stuff, instead she’s asking for the stupid Torch my Blazin’ Dragon that will definitely be played with twice, then go die a toy’s death in the corner with Pumpkin Cinderella’s remote controlled dancing dog. Dollhouse? Bicycle? no, nothing that will actually last.

  • You’re blogging! How did I miss this? I’m jealous that you have the same Santa every year. And you got your picture, so yay! And you don’t even want to know how much I paid for my tree ($120 that’s how much). But it’s 10 feet, so justify-able perhaps? Anyways, hoping for more Erin posts this December….

  • Liz

    10 days later and here I am commenting. Apparently I read blogs as much as you blog these days. Let’s both make a promise to be better on that 😉
    So. Santa. Umm. Your Santa ROCKS. I wanted to go with Desiree SO SO SO badly when she went the week after you, but I sadly had to work. I seriously contemplated ditching and going to Santa instead but sadly, Santa doesn’t pay my bills. Or could he?

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