The holidays already seem long past, but I still wanted to post a quick recap to remember the fun we had. Life’s been crazy around here lately (when is it not?), so I'll mostly let the photos do the talking.
Above: Remember those DIY flower pot cake stands I made a few months ago? I spray painted them glossy white and used them for a holiday centerpiece. Below: Cricket dashed through rows and rows of Christmas trees before picking the perfect one.
Christmas morning fun. I love those pudgy hands.
I thought our requisite Christmas tree photo looked best in black and white (so please excuse the contrast between this one and the color images).
One of our favorite local spots to take the girls is the Museum of Life & Science in Durham, and we made several trips there over the holidays with our families. The train exhibit and gorgeous red wolf live at the museum. The cinnamon rolls were my own creation—my first attempt ever. I'll be sharing the recipe soon.
Somehow I didn't even get a chance to grab my camera during our first round of family visitors, so half our holiday week went largely undocumented. Boo. We rang in the New Year with my side of the family by throwing a sock hop that started promptly at 4 p.m. I'm thankful to my aunt for taking the goofy photo below of my sisters and me with our families. (Yes, 4 sisters + 5 daughters = 9 girls in a row.) Happy New Year to all!
I'm Julia Soplop, writer and photographer. I believe there is something profound in bearing witness to moments of joy and pain in others’ lives. My husband, three girls and I live outside of Chapel Hill, NC. You can read more about me here.