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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Smiles that Make My Holidays

'Tis the season....


to be cranky.


Oh, I'm supposed to be jolly?


I forgot. Between the shopping and the crowds and the present-wrapping and the present-shipping and the cookie-baking and menu-planning and the worrying about my child having a meltdown during his Christmas program, I forgot.


I got tired. And cranky. I wanted to just take my bottle glass of wine and go to bed, earplugs in and not wake up for a week.


But, then I remembered....those smiles that do brighten my holiday and make all the craziness worthwhile.



 

And maybe this year, we will get a better pic of the three boys in front of the tree than what happened last year:


But, if not, I know I'll still see their mischievous adorable smiles and much like the Grinch, my heart will grow 3 sizes on Christmas Day.

I am participating in the Invisalign Teen Bright Smiles Holiday Photo Contest with Dumb Mom.

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26 Comments:

Blogger That One Mom said...

Those smiles would definitely turn my crankiness around.

December 14, 2010 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger MiMi said...

Those smiles make me smile.

December 14, 2010 at 10:03 PM  
Blogger Life Without Pink said...

I'll tell you again, your boys are simply adorable!

December 14, 2010 at 10:11 PM  
Blogger Oka said...

Amazing how kids are capable of changing our moods so quickly :D

December 14, 2010 at 10:20 PM  
Blogger Gigi said...

oh, those beautiful eyes. To die for!!!

December 14, 2010 at 10:30 PM  
Blogger TheBabyMammaChronicles said...

What handsome little men.

December 14, 2010 at 10:31 PM  
Blogger MommaKiss said...

I am often reminded of the good smiles just when I need it.

December 14, 2010 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger Hyacynth said...

Such cuties! This reminds me of a conversation hubs and I had a few nights ago in regard to adding a third two our set of two boys ... when listing the cons I stated that it would be nearly impossible to get three kids in one photo for Christmas cards. HA! Yes, I really said that. And I was only half kidding. ;)

December 14, 2010 at 10:42 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

What wonderful smiles :) They are so sweet.

December 14, 2010 at 11:04 PM  
Blogger Andrea (ace1028) said...

Adorable! :) So super cute. Yeesh!!!

December 14, 2010 at 11:37 PM  
Blogger mintifresh said...

Christmas makes me cranky sometimes and I hate that! GRRR

Totally loving those CUTE boys, tho! They can make anyone smile! :)

December 15, 2010 at 12:09 AM  
Blogger Casey said...

What a great reminder!

December 15, 2010 at 12:13 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

awwwww, such precious smiles! I love the one with the passie still in his mouth!

December 15, 2010 at 12:52 AM  
Blogger passionofthemom said...

Aww!! I've been having LOADS of trouble with the Crankies this season, and let me just say that these adorable pics have even made MY heart grown three sizes!! (And they're not even my own kids...so cute!!!!!) Thanks for posting this and making this Grinch feel much more positive! ;)

December 15, 2010 at 1:27 AM  
Blogger Di said...

Those are some priceless smiles you have there!

December 15, 2010 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Kmama said...

You and me both.

Love the pictures...those are some handsome smiles!

December 15, 2010 at 8:44 AM  
Blogger cornflakegirl74 said...

What sweet, beautiful children you have :) They are adorable.

This season can bring out the Grinch in us all; but I'm glad your children remind you of the joy of the season, too.

December 15, 2010 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger Krystyn said...

Those are definitely some great smiles...hope they smile the Grinch right out of you:)

December 15, 2010 at 10:33 AM  
Blogger Heather said...

Such cute kids.

Drink wine as needed!!

December 15, 2010 at 10:35 AM  
Blogger Mommy Lisa said...

I could also send you a little snow.... ;)

December 15, 2010 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger blueviolet said...

They look so much like you! I'm glad they act as un-grinchifiers.

December 15, 2010 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Natalie said...

Yes...those smiles would definitely make it impossible to be cranky :)

December 15, 2010 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

You are so right, those smiles make all bad things go away. :)

December 15, 2010 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Babes Mami said...

All mine has to do is give me one of those grins and all is forgiven.

Super cute boys! But you already knew that!

December 15, 2010 at 10:27 PM  
Blogger Jill said...

Those pics made me happy :)

December 16, 2010 at 1:05 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Oh my gosh - you guys are so darn cute! I miss them.

December 16, 2010 at 6:56 PM  

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