Whew! Thursday we spent most of the day in Missoula getting our Christmas portraits done which was chaotic to say the least. We got some nice pictures though and I would like to think it was worth the hassle. Poor George was so stressed out on his only day off this week that I think he was relieved to go back to work on Friday. Here are a few of my favorite pictures.
You probably noticed that both kids have scratches on their face. They look like they've been to battle. Of course, they scratched themselves the day before our appointment and I wasn't rescheduling AGAIN. I had to reschedule several times already due to George's overtime at work. So, we just went with it! Nathan was very cooperative during the photo shoot. He even rolled over from his front to his back for the first time! Olivia, just like our photo shoot at home, was not interested in sitting still in any pretty little poses. It's a miracle we got ANY pictures of her that weren't just flashes of her dashing off this way or that.
That evening, we were invited to our neighbors' church for their Christmas Program. It was a very nice dinner, some performances by the children, a lot of corny jokes told by their bishop, and a visit from a very special red-cheeked, jolly old fellow. Olivia was very excited to get her bag of "Ho Ho treats." She was not at all scared. No surprise there.