Monday, December 17, 2012

A Very Merry Christmas Card

This was our first Christmas card as a family of 3! I really love it. When we received a big snow storm in November I jumped at the chance to get a "wintry wonderland" photo and asked Todd if he would snap a few shots of us. We all jumped in the car one afternoon off to find our snowy background rushing to beat the setting sun. On our drive up the canyon Bee was really really suspicious of having uncle Tom in the back seat with us. She kept a super tight grip on his finger and stared him down intently the entire way, hardly even blinking. I'll never forget it! The memory still makes me chuckle. We ended up at Aspen Grove and snapped a few shots before we felt we had at least one good picture to work with. It was so cold we didn't even take off our coats! Thank you Tom and Todd for helping us capture our little family this year.
Some out takes:

We've been teary and sad this weekend praying for the families in Connecticut who are suffering from such a tragic loss. This morning, looking at these two rosy faces of my loves has me choked up thinking that anyone could ever take them from me in such a senseless way. There just really are no words. This father's statement about his beautiful daughter Emilie has literally shaken me to my core. As my feelings fluctuate between anger and devastating sadness, his words focus on absolutely what's most important and bring a small sense of peace.
AND...one more:
Poor kid...this happens, like, all the time.

7 comments:

C*K*J said...

Are you kidding me?! How did you even choose?? They are all so perfect... how is she so happy and smiling in every.single.one? Love me some Duncan family!!

(and I am convinced that Robbie Parker is one of the most christ-like, amazing men to ever live. my heart is broken for him and so many others. there truly aren't words. so sad.)

C*K*J said...

and ps... bee's eyes in the picture that you are both looking at her? A.M.A.Z.I.N.G

hels said...

These photos are so adorable I just want to squeeze that little bee and her smiley perfect face!!!
LOVE THESE!

Ryan+Michelle+Ellie said...

i love Bee's rosey red nose in all of these!!! most perfect pictures ever.

Lacy said...

This post explains your awesomeness. You drive and found a perfect spot, you took several photos in the cold and the little ones red nose is so cute.

Karli Anderson said...

Love all these pics Gina and you and Brad's baby girl is so cute!!! Merry Christmas and have a happy new year. Tell brad hi for me. Love you both.

Lindsay said...

What are you talking about out takes?? Those are all the most adorable pics ever!!