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

    Gorgeous pics! xoxo

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

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

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