It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

The Christmas bug has officially hit me – last night I want to jump from the roof tops singing Joy To The World – I settled for putting up the tree (by myself, because dh still didn’t want to put it up at all, but when he came home and saw it up and decorated he was thrilled and fine with it) and making our very first gingerbread house.

We sang a couple Christmas carols off key, forgetting several lyrics, giggling when MM attempted to sing along but mostly babbled. I think my favorite was Oh Christmas Tree, which goes a little something like this…

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

Or something. We also made several attempts to take pictures of the tree, of MM and the tree, cool close ups, and mostly just trying to figure out how to take clear crisp pictures of the tree in the dark with the lights flashing. Mostly I got either no lights flashing pictures that look like it’s broad day light OR blurry images of lights flashing that looks sort of like a Christmas Tree if you tilt your head and squint. I really should take a class or something. Anyway, here are some pictures of our festive family fun:

Merry Pictures To All and To All A Good Night…

or…

The End.

You Asked For It: Pictures of Me

So one of my lovely readers, Katheryn @ While The Tea is Steeping, commented that I aught to post some pictures of myself, after the whole “my husband thinks I look like Audrey Hepburn” thing that I wrote up for My Husband Rocks this past Friday. So, I figure why not – but I’m warning you, my husband might be delusional and I do not personally think I look anything like Audrey Hepburn.

That being said, the trip down memory lane, looking through old photos and current ones of myself was fun, so why not have a little show and tell, right?

This is a very recent picture of me, taken over the weekend on my webcam
This is a very recent picture of me, taken over the weekend on my webcam

The resemblence? Not so much stunning. DH said it had something to do with the angles of our faces or something. We certainly both have interesting eye brows, no offense Audrey. But perhaps it is a younger Jen he is thinking of? Certainly not a high school Jen since he didn’t know me then, but I was certainly closer to an Audrey weight then, so why not compare and contrast. This is me my senior year of high school:

Nope, no Audrey there... that I can see
Nope, no Audrey there... that I can see

Oh and to give you an idea of what I mean by, “I was really skinny once…”

This was me the first week of college, fresh out of high school
This was me the first week of college, fresh out of high school - notice socks under sandals 😛

Annnnd this is me the day of my wedding 6 years later, although to be fair I was still putting off some post partum weight.

the blushing bride and her groom
the "blushing" bride and her freakishly tall groom - but still no Audrey

Okay and for fun, one shot of me with my best friend – for some reason I always look better in pictures with her – probably cause I’m too busy having fun to think about how I look:

Circa 2003 or so
Circa 2003 or so; happy as a clam, but an Audrey? No I don't think so

So in short, my husband is very sweet, and I am very short, but I’m no Audrey Hepburn, if you ask me, and this is probably the most pictures of me that you will ever see, so I hope you all enjoyed this. 🙂