Christmas Memories of Yesteryear (or like, four years ago)

It’s Christmas tree decorating time at our house, and for once I’m on the ball–the tree is up and decorated and we haven’t even finished the month of November!

As each holiday season goes by I’ve always been sure I would remember all the details about each of the kids as babies and how they have grown and developed, but let’s face it:  we just have too much other stuff going on in the space between our ears to remember every little thing.

That’s why I love photo ornaments.  The twins got sick and lost a lot of weight one year after Christmas and never quite returned to their previous chubbyness.  I miss those cheeks!

The twins were 18 months old in these.  Awww:


From this year:




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