This is one of my all-time favorite Christmas photos.
That is my marvelous middle boy up there. I took this photo on Christmas Eve morning in 2011. That year I had purchased a Lego advent calendar for him. Somehow he knew (or suspected?) that the final Lego pieces in the calendar were a Yoda Santa. He anticipated opening that last little window all month long.
He could not wait for that cool moment!
It turned out he was right and on Christmas Eve all of that eager anticipation was fully realized when he pulled out his very own Yoda Santa.
Somehow I managed to capture that moment in this incredible shot.
Childhood can be so magical.
Preserving the magic in photos is priceless. <3
And just for fun, here is a photo of that marvelous middle boy with his favorite pal, my awesome oldest boy, taken the next day:
And a rare pregnant photo of myself while expecting my darling youngest boy:
I hope you each enjoy some wonderful family time over the coming week. I will be taking a little break to enjoy each moment. AND!!! We are soooooo excited to FaceTime with our missionary on Christmas day! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 See you soon!
ps – I keep meaning to write a blog post about the GRO PDF pilot program and I just haven’t fit it in. If you have any English ancestry, or English birth or death records you need, NOW is the time to order them. They are far less expensive and you get them in just a few business days as opposed to weeks and weeks and weeks of waiting. I have ordered many records over the last few months. The pilot period will end very soon – they haven’t announced the date but only said it will run for about 3 months and it started in October, so time’s a-wastin’! You can learn more about the program here. If you have questions, ask! I’ll try to pay attention and answer asap. Merry Christmas!