Tuesday, August 25, 2015

PJs of Christmas Past...

We are so excited to share today's card with you! Holly has been a loyal follower of YMM from the beginning but we only met her IRL this past May - which is hard to believe because she and Merry Momma K exchange about 103 texts each week. She's kind, loving, selfless and just the most fun mom and friend! We know you'll love her and her DARLING family as much as we do... 

Who: The McBertys - Mike, Holly, Colby, Holden, Hope and our dog, Kennedy
Also known as the family that is simply too cute for their own good. I can't even deal with Hope's expression in that pic.

LocationCollege Station, TX

Props: Just our bed and our dog

Clothes: Girls are wearing Carter's pj's and the rest of us have pj's from Old Navy

{Mom}mentsI'm uber sentimental and love pictures of the kids at the same stages - and wearing the same clothes, if possible!  I realized when Hope was born that we would have to recreate this card and love that we could use "visions of Christmas past".

Holly, all we really want to know is - when is this card coming around again? We think perhaps for Colby's senior year in HS. He will love it and we will, too!

DesignerBrooke Designs 

Ummm. Let's pause and discuss a few things:

1. We love finding new places to order items
2. Her webpage is adorable
3. These are some of our favorite designs

You can find these and all of her holiday designs here

Photographermy mother-in-law, Mary, took the original picture and my best friend, Shelly, took the two most recent pictures

Favorite ThingI LOVE that Shelly convinced my husband to move our bed to our backyard for better lighting!

We do, too. Good call Shelly. 

From the Mommas: 

There are so many fun ideas for Christmas pj pics - we had to stop searching but no worries - there could be an entire post on this soon! (And if you are looking for the PERFECT birth announcement pic, please see #2 below. Matching pjs, sleeping baby, "shhhing" sibling. YES!)

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But if we are being honest, this is what it looks like more often at our houses... 

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And we even found some fun ideas for fur babies...
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Our plan was to leave you with some of our favorite places to shop Christmas Pjs, but y'all - they aren't online yet. WHAT?!? That's crazy but also kind of awesome. Way to give Halloween it's time in the spotlight, retail giants. Ghosts, ghouls and goblins everywhere thank you. 

We, however, are only slightly annoyed.

Out of our top picks, The Company Store, is the only one that has items out and they are SUPER on sale. So click and spend save. Hanna Andersson, Gap, Old Navy and even Carters haven't put up anything yet. You can always search Christmas PJs on Etsy and never run out of options!!!

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  1. Thanks for the feature, girls! I think you're on to something with re-creating this for Colby's senior year - and then we could do it again for Holden and Hope's senior year! I'm sure they won't mind at all! :). Love you girls!

    1. Yes - that is the PERFECT plan! Thanks for sharing the merry with us! Can't wait to see what you have planned for Friday!

  2. My FAVORITE Christmas card EVER of my sweet friends. I was sweating up a storm trying to get these pics but it was so worth it.

    1. It's always worth it! :) Hope's face is priceless!

  3. I love Christmas PJ pictures. I have a friend who does the same thing every year with her kids. I'm a slacker-mom and never do it, but I always think about it (if that counts!). I'll be checking out the stores for some cute pjs this year though...it's my one Christmas goal! Thanks for the post!

    1. Thanks, Sandra! If you discover any cute finds - let us know! Hope you come back again... we have lots more merry to share!

  4. Oh I love this! I'm thinking about making matching Christmas PJ's for all the kids!
    Cynthia @craftoflaughter

    1. We LOVE matching pjs so that sounds like a great plan! Thanks for stopping by, hope you visit again!

  5. Adorable, of my blogger friend's family!

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    1. We agree. Some of these kids are just too cute for words! Thanks for stopping by!


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