We woke up to a beautiful, sunny day this morning after what seemed like decades of rain and clouds. That might be a slight exaggeration. It's possible it was only a few years. I'd really hate to overstate the case. Exaggeration really isn't my style. Maybe it was eight or ten months.
In any event, we decided to hold our annual Christmas card photo shoot today. Handy tip for free: when it's 50 degrees out, sitting on a bench right next to a lake may not be the best idea. I'm really glad I grabbed the kids' hats and gloves! I was thinking of them as props, but it turned out they may have saved the kids' lives. (True story.)
For weeks I've been hunting for cute, plastic Christmas mugs for photo props. (Ha, now you're wondering if that's even true. It really, truly is.) When I spotted these little tumblers at Starbucks, I snapped them up with the quickness. Even though they cost about $68 each. (Possibly exaggerated.)
ADDED: Ha! I managed to grab the two pictures in which you can't see the cups at all!