Monday, December 31, 2012

2012 Christmas Cards & Pics

You know it didn't go very well when your photographer says "I think we might have to redo these."  To which I replied with a very large sigh!  I used to think family photos were rough with one child but now with two they feel like torture for everyone.  I left the session thinking the best shots we would end up with would be something like this...
or this...

But once again Hannah worked her magic and we didn't have to reshoot and we ended up with several good ones to choose from!  I tell you she is truly a miracle worker!  

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years from the Jarretts!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas!

I think Christmas morning gets more and more fun each year as the kids get older!  We woke up to Bing Crosby singing White Christmas and the kids got up to see if Santa had eaten his cookies...


then it was off to see what Santa had left...

for Ava it was a Barbie jeep...

for Jett a sports climber!

Of course his favorite part were the balls which he shouted when he saw them!

Buddy left the kids a little note before he headed back to the North Pole

We checked out our stockings- bandaids, cookies and movies for the kids, massages, perfume and candy for me and a massage, juggling balls, a key finder for daddy!

Jett loved riding along with Ava in the jeep!

The kids picked out a snow globe and hungry hippos for daddy

Jett got Ava a princess crown and wand

Ava got Jett a school bus book

And Ava picked a chocolate mask, lotion and eyeshadow for me

Mrs. Williams will be so happy that Ava Kate got a new bigger backpack, she might have even requested that!

Her first sleeping bag!

And Doc McStuffin and Lambie dolls, she was so worried that Santa wasn't going to bring this for her the night before and then when she saw her jeep and opened her stocking and it wasn't there she looked up with huge tears in her eyes and said "He didn't bring me Doc McStuffin!"  I reminded her she hadn't opened her presents from mommy and daddy yet!  She was thrilled!

A Scout dog for Jett,

his first dump truck

and a cars tent! 

A golf gear organizer for the car

new Toms for mommy...

and daddy!

After opening gifts at our house we headed over to Grandma and Grandpa's house to open with them

new blue sparkly shoes

Popstar Princess barbie and dressup

an airplane dress up for Jett

and his own Jeep, a surprise to us all!

my new favorite sweater which I've worn almost everyday since Christmas, not sure why my head is turned away!

After opening gifts at Grandma and Grandpa's we headed to Nana and Pop's for a yummy Christmas lunch with everyone!

We ate till we were stuffed, napped and then ate again!  After we got back home that night the kids played in their new jeeps some more!

It was great Christmas full of family, food and fun!