Pictures For Christmas

You should know I’m taking my first ever blogging break until the first week of January.

Notice I did not say “internet” break…or “social media” break. I will still be here, just not HERE…blogging.

I’m sure I’ll have something brilliant to say when I get back.

If I even last that long.

We all know I’m addicted to this space.

And how difficult it is for me to go long periods of time without talking about myself.

I will not leave you empty handed…I will share these with you these pictures for Christmas.

Get a load of my rambunctious little elves!!

Christmas 2003

Christmas 2004

Christmas 2005

Christmas 2006

Christmas 2007

Christmas 2008

Christmas 2009

Christmas 2010

Yes they are available for modeling, please don’t all ask at once. I try not to over work them.

Have a very Merry Christmas…or whatever it is you celebrate.


  1. says

    Good for you! Enjoy the holidays, you deserve it.
    I know you blog like, every day.
    Um, so your children look a bit… dubious… about Santa.
    And is that the same Santa every year?? Rock on with your bad self!

  2. says

    Enjoy your break! I’m taking one too. What will blogland do without us? And can I use one of your Christmas pictures for our Christmas card? Because ours turned out awful.

  3. says

    You deserve a break, definitely. What the heck am I going to do next Tuesday, though, when I look for and don’t get writing prompts (yeah, yeah I know you have like 5,000 archived on that one page but it’s the not knowing what arduous poem idea is going to cross my path that makes this fun (ha ha). Enjoy your holiday; I am grateful for the energy you put into bringing us all together. Now go out and generate some memories — you’ll need some new material in January!!!

  4. Paulina J! says

    I was oohing and aahing up until the 3rd picture… then I just couldn’t stop laughing! Enjoy your well-deserved break!!

  5. says

    OMG, thanks for the laugh first thing in the a.m. I feel your pain! I have some similarly awful photos myself. Looking at those photos, my first thought was, “Thank God those days are over!” But I do miss taking my boys to see Santa, the Easter Bunny, etc. Those years passed so quickly and, although I couldn’t do it all again, I miss many aspects of having little ones. No, I’m not ready to be a grandmother. I’m just sayin’ that having your children morph into grown men leads to occasional melancholy moments, esp. around the holidays, when there are no little ones around to fuss over and spoil. Enjoy your blogging break and the holidays!

  6. says

    I think besides the dresses going from one girl to the next my favorite thing is the look on Santa’s face in the third photo. Very cute.

    But wth is up with some of these other Santas? Haven’t they heard Santa is supposed to be jolly?

  7. says

    I’m not sure which one is my favorite, but I’m dubbing #3 “Santa Side-Eye”. I love all of them, though – a walk down memory lane. Even if memory lane is wet with tears.

    Friend of mine told me that she took her 14 month old yesterday. The entire time they were in line she waved at Santa and blew kisses and said “Santa!” over and over. Then she got on his lap and howled. The minute she was off? “Santa! Santa!” *blowing kisses*

    I wonder why that is?

  8. says

    I love the “crying on Santa’s lap” pics. I know every mom wants the perfect smile, outfit, hair pics of their cherub…but my kids aren’t like that. I like ther real life, tree being knocked over, santa wrestling to hold the toddler and the preschooler running away pics better! Merry Christmas!!

  9. says

    Their faces in the last picture… cracking me up! They are like “ugh, I have to sit with this damn stinky man AGAIN. Get it over with already.” Doesn’t look like your son has ever really cared for ole St. Nick. Good memories!

  10. says

    The only thing funnier than your kids’ faces are the various faces of the various Santa’s. I’m assuming they aren’t all the same guy, but you know, they all look alike. Santas. All Santa’s look alike. Anywho, I stalked around a bit & discovered you’re going to BlogHer?! I didn’t know you were for BlogHer. That’s so totally freaking sweet because I will be there too. Looking and acting all awesome and stuff. We should like meet up, and um, do that together. I’ve been riding Angie’s saddle to get her to come down. She said she would, but now I’m starting to think it’s more for you and not as much for me. That’s okay. I know how to pretend!

  11. says

    I love looking at pictures of kids with Santa. Seriously. It honestly doesn’t get better than this – the year after year terror in every child’s face.

    I mean, I give you props because you managed to have at least one of your children not cry in each of these pictures (I think…). And, I honestly don’t believe that I’ve seen another mother master this!

    Why is it that they’re so scared of Santa?! What is it about the guy bearing gifts for children everywhere that freaks every kid out?!

    Have a great break! I hope you’re able to stay away for a little while…I know it’s nice to step away from blogging every now and again!

  12. says

    So funny! How come around the age of two they start to cry on Father Christmas’ lap?

    The last picture shows that it was the last of the Christmas trip to see Father Christmas, LOL!

    Happy Holidays!

  13. says

    I love how the one where Santa is smiling really big you have 2 cry-ers with him… and then the next picture those 2 are smiling big and there’s no Santa smile to be found!

    Enjoy your blog break! Have a great Christmas!

  14. says

    I love this collection of Santa and Mama Kat’s brood full of goodness, smiles ) and Christmas Cheer. I really would love to meet them one day, they are so cute.

    Merry Christmas, my friend.

  15. says

    I love the pics and how you also have ones with one or two of the kids crying in them. Too funny! This year, I had to sit beside Santa in order to get my youngest into the pic. The photographers cropped me out except you can still see an extra pair of legs in the photo.

    Merry Christmas and happy blogging break!

  16. says

    I hope you guys had a great Christmas!

    These pictures are hysterical. And a couple of the Santas look as forlorn as your kids!

  17. says

    Merry Christmas!

    The pictures made me chuckle. They go from happy to screaming and back from year to year. It seems like older babies and young toddlers hardly ever like Santa. Oh well!

  18. says

    I just recently found SITS and all the glorious blogs/blog frog/community that it entails. I love that the pic showing the kids crying with a smiling Santa is immediately followed by smiling kids but a grumpy looking Santa LOL. Hope you have a Happy New Year.

  19. says

    I just recently found SITS and all the glorious blogs/blog frog/community that it entails. I love that the pic showing the kids crying with a smiling Santa is immediately followed by smiling kids but a grumpy looking Santa LOL. Hope you have a Happy New Year.