Christmas Composure – Wordless Wednesday

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Most children can’t seem to hide their Christmas excitement. Little Alex on the other hand would rather play it cool.
How are you getting ready for the holidays?


Back in the Day – Wordless Wednesday

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The moment when you flip through old family albums and you come face-to-face with your 3-year-old self.


Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Many people have a love hate relationship with winter.  The snow is so beautiful and having a white Christmas is what songs are written about.  However, it’s also cold.  Very cold.  Winter is wet, icky and causes you to stay indoors more than most would like.

But for kids… it’s magical.

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Ohhh, my kids. THEY love winter! So I love winter!  The snow is just something magical to them.

Emily shares about some of her favorite memories made during the massive snowy winter.  Read more over on her blog, Baby Dickey.

Do you love or hate winter?

Reliving Childhood Memories is Magical

Sometimes we want a home movie from years past and realize we were missing something we didn’t even know.  Autumn shares her story of the importance of capturing those moments to relive again and again.

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Just being able to relive the sounds, the sights and the memory, is sometimes exactly what you need to have another moment with someone you didn’t know you wouldn’t have.

Read more of Autumn’s favorite memories and watch a video clip from one of her home movies over on her blog, Mama Challenge.

Baby’s First Christmas Memory

Do you remember the feeling of holding your first baby?  How about watching your mother see her grandchild for the first time?  Amiyrah shares her story of cherishing memories and the Christmas that was made extra special.

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“The best gift is a memory because it never leaves you, and shows up right when you need it, like a quiet moment on Christmas day.”

Read Amiyrah’s full story and watch a clip from her home movies on her blog.

Decades Past – Wordless Wednesday

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Photographs are very telling. Between the “B.U.M.” Shirt and the push-button phone, it’s easy to say Brad and his friend were the fun kids of the 90s.
What item from the ’90s makes you nostalgic?


The Anticipation of Santa Gifts

Do you remember those years during childhood when you could hardly sleep for the excitement of what Santa might bring you for Christmas?

Jennifer from The Suburban Mom shares her childhood memories of Christmas time with her family.  Traditions of waiting for mom to get the camera ready and dad to start videoing their reactions when they saw their stockings full and presents under the tree.

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“Part of what makes Christmas special are annual traditions, and in my family the holidays are riddled with them down to the importance of every last detail on Christmas morning.” ~ Jennifer Burg.

Read the rest of Jennifer’s family traditions and watch her memories shared in a video clip on her blog, The Suburban Mom.

Holiday Coupling – Wordless Wednesday

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Our YesVideo family extending their love and support for the newlyweds Jason and Kathlynn on their special day. Congratulations to the happy couple!

This week we are featuring a photo from Everyday Life of a Mother and Wife.  Looking back on old baby photos brings back so many memories.

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Chilly – Wordless Wednesday

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Benson and Ryan braving the winter’s cold. Remember to layer up and stay warm everyone!

This week we are featuring a photo from Feed Me Dearly. Oreos make all memories taste better!

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Thanksgiving Beyond the Feast

When family gathers together over the holidays we make memories beyond the delicious food.  Rachel from Tools 2 Tiaras shares her favorite Thanksgiving memories and how her family made them possible.

While most people take the time to establish a menu and make lists of the ingredients they need from the grocery store, our preparation involved much more than food. When my kids were little we always had to plan a fun activity to do. This involved something as small as making our own name tags and decorations, but could go as elaborate as choreographing our own dance routine.

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Watching old home movies can make you cry from laughter and reminiscing on the sweet memories is priceless.  I encourage you to read the rest of Rachel’s story over on her blog.  Can you imagine half of the family re-enacting the scene from Beetlejuice right as everyone starts to eat Thanksgiving dinner?  Running around the table singing Day O, The Banana Boat song by Harry Belafonte.

Secret surprise, Rachel’s grandma spontaneously joins the fun!

Which memory are you reliving this Thanksgiving Day?