Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Family photos and to-do lists

Things are a little crazy right now. We are leaving for Europe in a week and a half and there are so many logistics to sort out before then. I haven't even thought about packing or anything like that. I did get an additional $200 out of Lufthansa by calling their Director of Communications, who put me in touch with their Head of Customer Relations, so the rental car is booked and that piece of the travel puzzle is in place, thank goodness.

But ugh, everything going on. Work is insane. I have a final project due for school on Monday that I haven't started yet. We are enrolling Callum in part-time daycare, which brings along with it a variety of headaches, agonies, and existential crises (and is deserving of its own post, which I will hopefully write one day). I haven't finished my holiday shopping. I think we may be skipping our own little family Christmas entirely at this point, though I am still optimistic that we will manage to pull off some kind of Chanukah celebration. Our car is due for its annual license plate renewal, which you can normally do online but for some reason they say they don't have our insurance information on file, so I have to actually go to the DMV. I'd like to get a photo of Callum with Santa again this year, but who knows if or when that will happen. Oh and I also want to do some Googling for tips on helping toddlers deal with jet lag due to major time differences. Or if you guys have tips, I'd love to hear them.

Every time I cross something off my to-do list it seems like I have to add two more things. But hey, my priorities are clearly in order because our holiday cards are sent and holiday cookies have been baked (though not yet delivered to neighbors... hopefully this evening). And speaking of holiday cards, we did family photos with our same lovely photographer again this year, and they were as amazing as always. If you live in the Denver area and are looking for a photographer for any reason, I cannot recommend Kristy highly enough. She is incredibly talented, and consistently so, so you can always trust that her photos will be awesome, even if the weather sucked or your kid was grumpy, etc. And she's also just a really nice person.

Anyway! Photos! Here are some of my favorites, and you can check out the full set here.



  1. Hope you get the most important things done!!

    I love those photos, the first and last are my favorite. :)


  2. Such lovely photos-- that last one is so great of all of you!

  3. Oh, I love these pictures! Callum is getting SO BIG, I can't take it. And you look beautiful and happy :)

  4. Those pictures are amazing. I really like the last one!

  5. There is something so loving about family photos where the family is walking away from the photographer, the child is in the middle and parents are holding his/her hands. Love those photos and hope our Gavin will be up for them even when he's a teenager and towering over us. =) If I know anything about you, I know you'll GET IT DONE. Hang in there.

  6. Great photos! Good luck getting everything done - sounds stressful! Hope the trip is amazing!

  7. That last photo is my favorite! So great.

    Good luck with your to-do list!

  8. What great photos!

    Do you read holaisabel? Looks like her blog's not working right now, but I know she's on Twitter. ANYWAY, she traveled all over Europe with her two kidds (one of whom was decidedly a toddler at the time) about a year ago, so she may have some good jet lag tips for you.

  9. Oh I love these pictures!! I hope you have a fantastic and low key trip!

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