Sunday, December 04, 2011

A December Saturday

The majority of our Saturday was spent getting the girls bathed, dressed, and then doing their hair. Because, guess what? I finally got around to taking photos of the girls for my Christmas cards, yesterday. This is one of them, but it isn't "the one," in case you're wondering. I really wanted to recreate this picture, but my girls (especially Bria) were just not having any of it. And then my memory card was full and that was the end of that. No way were they going to stay nice and content while I ran to get another one. They were barely holding it together as it was. I kind of like how it turned out, though. Maybe I'll try again and put that part at the beginning of a photo session instead of at the end. Maybe.

Never you worry, though. I got plenty of good ones for the Christmas card. I even managed to make the card, upload and order it by 1:30 in the morning (no wonder I was falling asleep in church today...), so as long as The Maestro gets his letter written in the next couple days people will actually get their cards by Christmas Eve. A Christmas miracle!

Speaking of The Maestro, I was thankful to him for traipsing all over in the snow to help me with the photo shoot, even though it was a concert day for him yesterday. Of course, I had to pay him back by going to his favorite restaurant for lunch. Besides, the girls deserved a treat, too. After all, they got all prettied up on a Saturday afternoon when they would have much preferred lying around watching TV.
Although, I think that they had plenty of fun traipsing around in the snow. They were especially enamored with the itty-bitty Christmas tree they discovered. That's the thing about girls...itty-bitty cute little things make them squeal and love the world more than just about anything else. Why do you think that Littlest Pet Shops are on every girl's Christmas list?
IMG_2750 itty Christmas tree web
Later, Bria and I went to the orchestra concert together and Joel conducted it. The thing about being married to The Maestro is I never actually have a date for these things, so I'm so glad my girls are always willing to go with me.
On second thought, I don't mind so much that I never have a date. I sure love watching my Maestro.
So after a lovely concert full of Dvorak, Mozart, Verdi, Liszt and Tchaikovsky I came home to work on the Christmas card until the wee hours of the morning. But I told you that already.


I don't know about you, but I'm off to take that Sunday nap I've been looking forward to all week...
Lara Neves
Lara Neves

Lara is mom to three daughters—two teens and a tween. She loves to share her parenting and homemaking triumphs and failures here at Overstuffed! She was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2015 and has been fighting it ever since. When she isn't working on her mother of the year award, you can find her reading, singing, or taking photos.


  1. First!! I'm all hopped up on Christmas spirit today don't mind my immaturity - Ha!

    OK your girls are absolutely Beautiful!! That top picture took my breath away. I happen to think it is prettier than your inspiration picture.

    Good job!

  2. You always have the most gorgeous cards and Joel writes the best letter on the planet. Anxiously awaiting ours!

  3. I love the polka-dot tights and the red bows.

    You have beautiful daughters and you are a great photographer. I'm always amazed with your photos.

  4. I always love a Charlie Brown tree as well.

  5. I had never thought of the fact that you frequently go to concerts and never have a date. It is a good thing your girls with go with you!

    Such cute pictures of your kids. And I like the one on Pinterest too.

  6. That itty bitty tree? With the darling, cutest kids? So freaking adorable.

  7. beautiful girls! Chloe is simply gorgeous! she grew up a lot, looks already like a young lady! love the hair!