Friday, December 30, 2016

Schultz Christmas Card 2016

It may look like we hired a photographer but oh no. This photo was taken just 3 weeks ago on a FREEZING day with my camera on a tripod. Since our first year of marriage I've MADE myself send out Christmas cards. The real reason is because it makes certain we take a family picture EVERY YEAR. I also put a book together with our cards in it over the years and it's like a little Schultz Family time capsule. I was flipping through the pictures last night and can't believe how fast the years have gone by and now how quickly these kids of ours are growing up. We have some pretty fun cards over the years but this one may be my favorite yet.

Tuesday, December 27, 2016


Our Christmas in a recap:
1. For years I've wanted to do white linen stockings. I couldn't find what I pictured in my head so I decided to make them myself. Ruffles for the girls and folded down for the boys. So happy how they turned out.

2. Dropped off Summer at a friend's house for a "tacky xmas sweater" party. I only had one request - it had to be handmade, not store bought. I think she delivered. Priceless.

3. We went to the tree lot last night and it literally took us 5 seconds to pick our tree. It's now covered in sparking lights, collected ornaments and my personal favorite, the ornaments they've made over the years in school {the paper angel tree topper was made by Forrest when he was 3 in preschool}

4. A subtle hint for Santa to stop at our home.

5. My sweet Summer's room with her homemade wreath. I provided the supplies and a quick how-do and she created it on her own.

6. One of the kids' favorite Christmas traditions is decorating their rooms and putting on their Christmas flannel sheets. Summer's bed turned out extra cute this year.

7. Forrest cracks up EVERYTIME he reads the part, "he was a chubby and plumb, a right jolly old elf".

8. Christmas Eve {cookies, milk and notes for Santa}

9. Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Lunch Date

Once a school year, I pull the kids out of school to have lunch with me. I've been looking forward to this lunch date with my Forrest all year and it did not disappoint! Love this boy.