Monthly Archives: December 2008

our christmas

John and I had a great Christmas eve together. We have our little traditions that we like to do as a family, and once Miles was to bed, we prepared food for the next day and then we exchanged our gifts. We donโ€™t usually do a lot for each other gift-wise. The year Miles was…


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  • annieDecember 30, 2008 - 12:37 pm

    What a wonderful Christmas! I recognize those jammies! Looks like Mr. Miles had a magnificent time with all his new goodies! I think it is truly beautiful to share in the traditions with not only your family, your little family of Kings and the Zabels. Hugs to you and Happy Holidays!

  • robinDecember 30, 2008 - 2:14 pm

    Looks like it was a beautiful Christmas, Betsy! Hugs to you in a bittersweet season.

  • LindsayDecember 30, 2008 - 4:42 pm

    Oh sweet Betsy… This Christmas was bittersweet for us too…..Zac being home is WONDERFUL, but we didnt have our baby girl to share Christmas with….. I am sharing your tears! Little Miles to the rescue, Im sure!! =)

  • CassieDecember 31, 2008 - 4:29 am

    It looks like you had a beautiful Christmas! ๐Ÿ™‚ I was thinking and praying for you guys this week. Our Christmas was full of a lot of gratitude this year, so I know a little of what you mean when say its an emotional time of the year. Hope you have a wonderful New Years! We are still trying to catch up on rest. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • JenDecember 31, 2008 - 12:55 pm

    Bets – Evan got the same guitar! How funny is that?!

  • Rebecca ZabelJanuary 1, 2009 - 9:10 pm

    Let’s hope for a healing and joyous 2009! Love you!

  • MayaJanuary 2, 2009 - 6:57 am

    He looks like he had a blast!!!

this gift is smarter than I am

John got me this beautiful shrug off of for Christmas, but it came as a big rectangle and I have no idea how to wear it. (not my photo below.) Click here for the artist who made it. Anybody wanna come over and show me how to wear it? Even if I donโ€™t know…


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  • Jessica ParkisonDecember 29, 2008 - 3:37 am

    My moms co-workers has one of these. Kinda hard to explain how to wear it. But if its the same thing, she puts some of the back kinda over her head. I’ll look for a pic of somethiing similar.

  • ashley bartolettiDecember 29, 2008 - 8:52 am

    i love a man who shops at etsy! good choice =)

  • robinDecember 29, 2008 - 1:01 pm

    It’s pretty, and kudos to John for being creative in his gift shopping! I would need someone to put it on me for the first time or so… maybe the first ten times. Have John take a picture of you when you get it sorted!

  • Gail WernerDecember 29, 2008 - 1:49 pm

    You crack me up girl…

  • Maya LaurentDecember 29, 2008 - 3:59 pm

    I would probably not be able to figure that out either! That is just hilarious!!!

  • […] has stolen it for his blankie. In his defense, they are the same […]

on the lookout for Santa

No Santa yet. Soon though. ๐Ÿ™‚ While Miles was hanging out near the window yesterday, I thought I would get the camera out and share you what the day before the day before Christmas looks like. We had gone out that day and met a friend for lunch at an adorable tea house and when…


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  • NicoleDecember 24, 2008 - 3:54 pm

    Love that second picture of Miles. I don’t know how you just don’t squish those little cheeks all the time! Can’t wait to see your pics of the excitement on his face when he opens his gifts!

  • Sherry SmithDecember 24, 2008 - 5:58 pm

    What fantastic pictures. I miss him so much. gonna chew him up tomorrow. love you…mamma

  • Dennis BullockDecember 24, 2008 - 6:32 pm

    That second shot of Miles is classic!

  • sarahDecember 26, 2008 - 6:20 pm

    aw miles looks SO adorable when hes sad in that one picture! hes the cutest thing ever!

  • Maya LaurentDecember 27, 2008 - 8:09 pm

    Hope you guys had a wonderful Christmas and that Santa was good to Miles!

two show stealers

Iโ€™ve had so many well meaning clients tell me to bring Miles along on our shoots. (Trust me though, he would have a BLAST at the awesome places we have shot.) Oh, my goodness, they are incredibly sweet, but Miles is not only the busiest little bee, but as you have seen before, he likes…

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  • Maya LaurentDecember 27, 2008 - 8:08 pm

    People always tell us that too with Zane. We’d never get any shots! That bike shot is so funny!

check it

Hey gang, well, itโ€™s December 21 and as I sit here with SEVEN people on my Christmas list that I still have NO idea what to get for them, my chest is starting to tighten and yes, Iโ€™m about to freak out. So what to do when I feel a holiday anxiety attack coming on?… Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...


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  • NatDecember 21, 2008 - 4:19 pm

    Can’t go wrong with Netflix!

    I have some last minute shopping to do too. I thought I bought someone a pair of PJs, but either I didn’t or they are hidden REALLY well. Plus, his sister has a couple presents more than he does. Hope Wal-mart has Legos left.

  • KellieDecember 22, 2008 - 2:09 pm

    Betsy, hope you managed to find something for those last few peeps… that link to the specific post you mentioned… it doesn’t work?! i tried it a couple times and it comes up corrupt?! thought you might wanna check it… not like you have more important things to do that fix links…. (eek!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • BetsyDecember 22, 2008 - 2:36 pm

    I just checked my link and it looks like The Image is Found’s blog is down. :-O! I’m sure they will be back up soon.