Thursday, December 2, 2010

Free Christmas Cards? No way!

So, its Lydia's first Christmas, which means this is the first year we can send out a true family Christmas card! It comes just in time for Lydia's one month birthday. My fabulous friend and next door neighbor, Sarah, has so generously offered to take some Christmas/One month photos of Lydia this weekend, and I can't wait! I have decided to use for the cards, which is the same website I recently used for Lydia's adorable birth announcements. Lucky for me, I was browsing their website and noticed that they are giving away 50 Christmas cards for FREE! This is why I LOVE Shutterfly! They are always offering great deals like free extra prints, free shipping, and now FREE Christmas cards. How many times did I just say free? Can you tell that I'm super excited?! When you have a newborn, every penny you can save really helps out, especially around the holidays. So after looking through Shutterfly's incredible selection of holiday photo cards, I found three particular designs I really love. They are:

Sweet Stocking Christmas Card - I like this one because it has room for four different photos. This means more room to show off sweet Lydia's Christmas pictures!

Get Glowing Christmas Card - I like this one because its simple and modern. Plus I think the dotted Christmas tree is adorable!

Bright Blooming Tree Christmas Card- I like this one because it also has room for more than one photo. It also has the traditional red and green Christmas tree, but a not so traditional chocolate background. Too cute!

So...which one to choose? After much deliberation, I think I'm going to go with the....

Bright Blooming Tree! This card is too cute to pass up and it gives me three different photo options, and since I'm horrible at making decisions, I can choose more than one picture.

If you are shopping around for Christmas Cards be sure to check out Shutterfly's great products. Here are a few of them:

and even...

Calendars (these make great Christmas gifts!)

A big thank-you to Shutterfly for all of the great holiday deals! If you want to take advantage of their 50 free holiday card give away simply click here and follow their easy steps!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Lydia Adalene

Wow..whew..what a crazy four weeks its been! My beautiful Lydia Adalene Madi was born on November 3, 2010 at 12:56 pm. I must say it was a very easy labor. God is good! (the epidural also helped quite a bit!) After six hours of labor my gorgeous black haired girl made her grand entrance. She weighed 6 lbs 15 oz and was 19 1/2 inches long. I am so in love with her! She can be a handful, but what newborn isn't? All day long I find myself staring at her and kissing those little round cheeks. She looks so much like Adam, its ridiculous! Lucky for her, he's a good looking guy. In two short days she will be a month old. Wow, how time flies! I'm finally getting used to this motherhood thing...I think. She's sleeping better through the night and we have switched over to bottle feeding, which she's done really well with. All in all she's one awesome kid. I'm all smiles..and a few dark circles under the eyes. :)
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