My mother-in-law gave me this Christmas quilt at my baby shower when I was pregnant with Ryan. I love it. Every year I have dragged the boys to Sears for portraits in front of it. This is last year’s picture. We haven’t taken the historic picture yet this year because I avoid the studio and its complete choas during this time of year–early January is so peaceful! I have them framed in identical 5×7 frames that I set out during the holidays. They are my absolute favorite things to unpack when decorating for Christmas. None of the pictures are perfect portraits, but when placed together they tell a story about a family expanding, embracing and trying to sit still.



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  1. This is such a cute tradition! You should really post all of the pictures together (or a picture of the display you put up at Christmas) so that we can all see 🙂 I’d love to do something like this, but I’m lucky if I can get any pictures of my daughter let alone with the same prop every year. She hates having her picture taken and just walks around 🙁 We’re going to get Christmas pictures taken on Thursday…wish me luck!