Sunday Snapshot: {trimming the tree}

disclaimer: these are not my most favorite pictures. they were all taken at 3200 ISO, which is crazy high on my little ol’ camera. but I love them because they tell the story of decorating Christmas tree 2012.

Picking the tree is just half the battle.

Once you’ve selected the tree, you have to bring it home…

set it up, and then decorate it.

Thankfully, we had 11 helpers that were happy to help with the work.

And, once we added some Christmas carols, a few strings of lights…

and cracked open the Christmas ornaments,

we were all in the Christmas spirit.

Okay, almost all of us.

Tallula isn’t a big fan of being told “no”.

Thankfully, she bounced back quickly.

And we were back in business.


And then, as if by magic, we were done.

The trimming of Christmas tree 2012 :: complete.

If you want to play along with Sunday Snapshot this week, the rules have recently changed. Visit here for the full scoop.

Ni Hao Yall

To link up this week with your Sunday Snapshot, just copy the code under the Snapshot button and paste it into the body of your post where you’d like the button to be displayed.

When you hit ‘publish’ it should show up just fine. Then add your link below.

Happy Sunday, y’all.



  1. I love these pictures! It’s the moment more than quality, right? :) Merry Christmas!

  2. This is a beautiful photo story. It looks like you had a lot of fun.

  3. This looks like so much fun . . . even the sad face picture. It represents the reality of a family trimming the tree. Thanks for sharing. Your photos are so wonderful.

  4. Hello,I have been following your blog for a long time and just love seeing the pics and reading about your family. I enjoy the Sunday Snapshots. I decided I wanted to submit one but I am having problems with the linking in. I am new to having a blog and just started one tonight so I could submit a picture. My blog is I am sure you are busy…if you do have the time and can tell me what I am doing wrong, I would so appreciate it. Thank you, Wendy

    • NiHaoYall says:

      Hi Wendy!
      I went to your blog to check out your blog, but there wasn’t a post up. When you post your Sunday Snapshot, be sure to copy and paste the code under the Sunday Snapshot button into your post (where you want the button to be displayed) — it contains a backlink to Ni Hao Y’all, which you need to be able to enter your link :)
      Let me know if you have any other questions, so happy you’re going to be playing along!

  5. Funny shots 😀

  6. Beautiful moments! You have a beautiful family, Stefanie!! :)

  7. Looks like y’all had so much fun!

    The smiles, THE frown, the broken ornament, the smiles….

    Love it!

    Blessings my friend! <3

  8. I think your images are AMAZING – you captured all the emotion that goes with trimming the tree :)

  9. LOVE that picture of Lula! We have a little one who isn’ t a big fan of “NO” either!!!!

  10. Love these!! Looks like so much fun!

  11. Love the pictures!! The one of Talula crying cracks me up!! True memories ! 😉 Love checking out the happenings of your big, beautiful family! :)

  12. Tallula’s “someone told me not” face is so cute it must be hard not to smile. Although it probably infuriates her to then have her picture snapped whilst she is showing her displeasure. LOVE IT. Wonderful story to see in pictures. It was neat to see great big brother holding Poppy and seeing her smile so big. Just highlights how much she has blossomed and grown since she came home!! all your babies look so happy!! Love seeing Jude standing on his own two feet with seemingly no trouble at all. You have a beautiful, wonderful family!! Merry Christmas!!!

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