Archive for the ‘Santa Claus Pics’ Category

Wow, it’s been so long since I’ve blogged, I almost didn’t know how to log back on here. ;)  We are in the Christmas rush getting everything ready like many families I know.  But we added one more HUGE thing onto our list this December.  We decided to take a trip to Disney World in the middle of it all.  And yes, I would do it again in a heartbeat.  It really was magical.  Brad and I took Kasen by ourselves.  Holden hung out with his Mae Mae and Papa; and I’m pretty sure they loved spending time with him as much as he adored all that attention.

As for Disney World, it was just incredible.  Maybe because I’ve never been before, ever.  Or maybe it was seeing all that magic through our little girl’s eyes.  Tears welled up in my eyes more times than I can count . . . . watching Kasen see the Magic Kingdom for the first time and yelling in the bus, “There’s the castle!!  There’s the castle!”  Seeing her eyes light up when Ariel and Princess Jasmine each blew her a kiss from the floats they were riding on in the parade.  Hearing Kasen’s screams of delight on the roller coaster and hearing her say, “Again. Again. Let’s do it again, and again. and again.” LOL  Watching her face gleam as she saw herself for the first time, all dolled up at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique – she had enough glitter for several fairies. ;)  Following her down Main Street while she twirled and twirled in her Princess Ariel dress.  Listening to her gasp as she watched the fireworks and saw Tinkerbell fly over her head.  Amazed at her excitement when we met the Princesses for dinner at Cinderella’s Royal Table, oh, and the dance she did with Cinderella and the curtsies, that was beyond cute.  Laughing when she did her famous impression of “Arghhhhh” for Captain Hook and then her surprise when Peter Pan showed up at the end of the Pirate Cruise.  Her wonderful laughter at Cirque Du Soleil when as she puts it, “The funny guys in the white suits kept bumping into stuff.”  The jumping and laughing as the fake snow fell in Downtown Disney, as she yelled, “It’s snowing. It’s snowing.”  And the one that got me every.single.time – watching my husband holding Kasen on the balcony of our hotel, all wrapped up in a huge blanket, watching the fireworks every night.  It was the perfect ending to every wonderful, fantastic day filled with adventures, fun, and most of all, love.  I couldn’t have asked for more.  It was much needed for all of us.  I’m already planning our next trip back! ;)

Yes, I have lots of pictures, hopefully I’ll get to share them soon.  But for now, I have to share our Santa pic this year.  As you can see, Holden still isn’t fond of the big guy . . . maybe next year. :)  Kasen was as sweet and princessy as ever, gotta’ love her! :D

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See ya’ later!!

Smokin’

March 16, 2009

This is just an idea for a photo that I had last Friday, and I really love how it turned out.  The play gun that Kasen is holding was my brother’s play gun when he was a little boy.  Kasen had never seen it until right before this photo shoot.  I put it in her hand and asked her to pretend to blow.  She did.  She let me take three shots (pics), and this was the first one I took.  Lucky me! ;)   After Kasen went to bed,  I asked for Brad’s assistance to help me since I wanted to photograph smoke . . . and I certainly couldn’t do that on my own.  He lit a few matches and blew them out, and I was able to capture the smoke the way I wanted.  I then took the two photos and merged them together and this is what I got. :)   Just a fun shot that reminds of the old western photos that they used to take at Six Flags over Texas.   I wonder if they still do that?  And if you’re concerned or wondering, the play guns are back in lock-up. ;)

Here’s my little cowgirl, or maybe she’s the sheriff????

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See ya’ later!!

Santa that is! LOL  Kasen is beyond excited that we are opening family gifts this evening.  We already let her open one last night and she had a great time playing with her new toy. :D

This morning, we have already baked our birthday cake for Jesus – a pineapple upside down cake.  Yum!!  We have assembled half of our gingerbread house.  We are now waiting on the walls to dry before we can add the roof.  Then, after the roof dries, we can DECORATE.  Try explaining to a three year old WHY OH WHY do we HAVE to WAAAAAIIITTTTTTTT???!!!!  Not easy let me tell you. *sigh*

We're eating dinner at Brad's parents' house tonight and then the present opening begins.  Do you think Kasen will make it through dinner?  Time will tell.  My guess is that she will bargain to open at least ONE gift before dinner, and then it will be TWO, no wait, THREE, and so on and so on. LOL

Then we get to do it all over again in the morning, after Santa drops off his presents tonight.  How fun is all of this????!!!  I'd say GREAT fun!!  Seeing  Christmas through a child's eyes is magical.

Here's our sweet girl visiting Santa Claus – I took these pics at the wonderful charity event hosted by The Spauldings. :)

Wishing you every happiness

this holiday season

and throughout the coming year.

See ya' later!!

Sadie & Santa

November 10, 2008

Sweet Sadie, she wasn't too sure of Santa, but she did GREAT!!!!!!!!  Her Mommy sat on Santa's lap with her and slowly moved away so I could capture this wonderfully sweet moment.  I do have some more pictures of the two of them and Sadie is *almost* smiling. LOL  And they're precious too!!

Here they are – Sadie & Santa ~

See ya' later!!

As promised, here are pictures of Ron's visit with Santa Claus.  Looks like they were having a roarin' good time!! :D   This is pretty interesting . . . Santa looks perplexed in listening to Rayne's request –

Thanks again guys!!  I've been having a blast editing these Santa pictures and seeing all the cute kiddos, and yes, adults too, all over again.  I'm so excited for the families to see their pictures!!  I'll be working on them all this week.  And I know the families are anxious to see them as well. :D

See ya' later!!

Rayne’s Visit with Santa

November 8, 2008

I'll post Rayne's visit with Santa Claus today, but tomorrow is Ron's turn.  Here is one of the amazing hosts of The 1st Annual Toy Drive on Friday night, and certainly my dear friend!

What do YOU think she is asking for???? Hmmmmm. . . . .

And a great smile picture with Santa Claus.  What could be better than that?! :D

See ya' later!!

We had the most incredible evening, hosted by our wonderful friends, The Spauldings. 

Watch out Ron & Rayne, I'll be sharing your Santa pics next!!  They're the best!!

Thanks again Spaulding family and everyone else who helped make this a night for the record books.  I can hardly wait until next year!! ;)

See ya' later!!