Hi everyone, it's Reese! MERRY CHRISTMAS! (Or Happy Holidays to those of you who don't celebrate Christmas) Yes, I know that I'm a day late, but I was busy with my family yesterday. Here is our family Christmas portrait for 2012:
And here is a fun little behind-the-scenes shot:
As you can most likely tell, the theme of this year's Christmas portrait was historical eras. We all chose one era to dress like, just for fun and to make a bright and merry Christmas card as well. We wanted to represent how Christmas has been through all of the ages. Nellie and Samantha represented our very own era of 2012. Isabella represented the mid-19th century. Emma, Becca, and I dressed as girls from the early 20th century.
On Christmas Day, we all awoke to the sound of what we believed to be sleigh bells on our roof. The sound was so wonderful that it couldn't have been anything else! Running downstairs, arm in arm, we saw a pile of presents under the Christmas tree! It was a truly magical Christmas morning to see the joy and excitement on the faces of my five beloved sisters. Nellie received a pair of winter boots and the newest Taylor Swift CD, Red. Samantha received a pair of new pink pointe shoes and an IOU for a summer intensive of ballet in New York for a month! Isabella received a new camera and tripod for filming... What will she be filming? I suppose you'll just have to wait and see! Emma received a brand new set of art supplies- a brown sketch pad, new pencils (her former ones were worn down to the bone!), and a set of new paints along with some new baking supplies. Becca received a pair of pink ballet shoes and an offer to travel with Samantha to a summer intensive ballet course in June! Becca gladly accepted the offer and Samantha was delighted to share the journey was someone. I received some new clothes as well as an Apples to Apples card game.
The rest of Christmas Day was filled with excitement and fun as presents were tried out and played with. Nellie blasted her new CD on her iPod all day as she and Isabella sang together loudly. Samantha was teaching Becca the perfect pirouette as Becca helped Samantha to perfect her left split. Emma and I were in the kitchen trying to perfect a new recipe of Emma's for pecan shortbread cookies (They actually turned out quite yummy!) and making hot chocolate for everyone. By the time that bedtime hit, we all trudged upstairs to have sweet dreams of happy Christmas days.
I had a wonderful Christmas and I hope you did as well! Did you receive a present on your Christmas list?