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The Christmas Our Doll is Four Years Old

The Christmas our sweet Magnolia is FOUR! She wakes up bright-eyed every morning, pops-up out of bed, and runs downstairs to look for her elves. The Little Drummer Boy is her favorite Christmas song and the version by Lauren Daigle is the one we listen to on repeat. After three years of skipping a visit to Santa (because she was terrified of him) she is finally ready and excited to see him. Every night we cuddle on the sofa by the fire and watch Christmas movies & most nights she falls asleep in my arms because Daylight Savings has not been easy on her. Our little ballerina is going to be a tick-tock mouse in The Nutcracker with her dance studio & it gets me all emotional because she was obsessed with the movie when she was only one. At night we drive around town and she literally screams with excitement every time she finds a new house shining bright - OMG HOLY GUMBALLS - is her new saying! Her list for Santa grows by the day and I've told her I cannot email him anymore, but she doesn't quite understand the concept, ha! She is the most excited for Santa to bring her a Disney laptop. We drink hot chocolate and gingerbread cookie tea daily. Sugar cookies were baked this past weekend and she is becoming quite the cookie cutter. 

The magic of the season through her eyes it the best part of it all for me. Six years ago at this very time, Ryan and I were told the odds of parenthood. We were told IVF was in our future. I felt broken, disappointed and scared. We turned to prayer and it all turned to faith and hope. Our one and only embryo is the light of lives now & we thank the Lord in Heaven every single day for the gift of Magnolia. I'll forever look at her & remember the days I prayed for this life. The gift of the season and her joy in it all made the wait & struggle more than worth it. Every day with her feels like the Christmas season. Grateful. 

We had family fall photos scheduled for a Saturday in October. I had each of our outfits hanging and ready, my hair was freshly done, and we had the whole entire day blocked off. And then the rain came & the photos were cancelled. I was so bummed. Our photographer was booked solid and rescheduling wasn't an option. I decided to book two mini Christmas sessions with her instead. This Christmas bed session was one of them & honestly I would have never booked this had our fall photos not been cancelled. And such is life --- these are now my all time favorite photos we've ever done. Now I'm happy it all worked out the way it did. This weekend we are doing another Christmas session with Ryan & then onto Christmas cards!!!

Photos by the best @SheblyLynn

Wishing you and yours a season full of sparkle & delight. My dress and other favorites linked below. 


Wendy Correen Smith
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