Our First Family Christmas Photos

Okay so I’ll state the obvious. Chrimstas was a week ago. And these photos were shot 6 weeks ago. But I think we can all agree — at least to my face — that December gets crazy and before you know it, it’s over. I wanted to post these before Christmas and I blinked and it was New Year’s. Can I blame being a new mom and the swiss cheese brain that comes along with it? How long do I have until this excuse runs clear?

Okay now that I’ve run out of procrastination excuses, cue the photos.

(That crooked smile!!)

So just like the Christmas pj’s, I couldn’t wait to get family Christmas photos and cards this year (okay, last year). We’ve never really sent out Christmas cards but now with Gemma, how could we not? Plus a goal of mine is to make sure each year we have at least one set of family photos. Since Christmas fell so close to her birth (she was just a little over 3 months here) I wanted to have family photos not only for Christmas but her as a newborn as well. Besides, is there anything cuter than a baby in a faux fur jacket? Survey says no.

We had a local photographer, Cassie Loree snap our photos at the Rosemary Barn north of Dallas. (She’s amazing, especially with kids, if you are local!) I was kind of nervous to shoot with someone other than B, because I’m so used to him taking my photo. But I just channeled my inner Tyra and gave it my all. Actually, I was so distracted by trying to make Gemma smile that my perma-smile stayed on. Gemma didn’t even have one meltdown, so, all in all, it was a success. Christmas cards? check. Baby in a faux fur jacket? check. Two life goals achieved.

The Skeen’s 2017. I can’t wait to see what 2018 holds. Definitely more faux fur.

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  1. Jessica says:

    You’re doing a great job at Moming and blogging. No worries!! 😘😊


    01.04.18 · Reply
  2. Kendall says:

    Oh my gosh little baby Gemma is so expressive! I love seeing her faces in all of these.


    01.05.18 · Reply
  3. Mireia says:

    Absolutely love it!

    Mireia from TGL

    01.05.18 · Reply
  4. Rach says:

    These photos are beautiful! Gemma looks adorable!


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  6. Natali says:

    Super adorable photos, you have such a lovely family!


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  8. Rosie says:

    Hate to break it to you, but Swiss cheese brain is permanent in various arenas once you have children…

    Gorgeous pics! xoxo

    01.07.18 · Reply
  9. baby Gemma is so expressive! I love seeing her faces in all of these.

    01.08.18 · Reply
    • Kendi Everyday says:

      SO expressive! When she is so serious in photos, I’m like…what?! Girl you aren’t serious!

      01.09.18 · Reply
  10. Gemma’s faux fur coat! I DIE!!!

    01.10.18 · Reply
  11. Raluca says:

    That is one beautiful family you got there, but lady, you are downright gorgeous (even without 100% sleep).

    01.13.18 · Reply