22.12.11

And if you ever saw her...


Baby's first Christmas gives me the license to be a little bit cheesy, right? I think this little performance is marginally less cringe-worthy than the Easter get-up... so at least I'm getting better!

All jokes aside, I really just want to wish each and every one of you a wonderful, happy, full bellied, love loaded, relaxing and memorable Christmas!

...and thank you. Thank you so much for coming to visit me here at this little space. And for allowing me to tap into such an inspiring, warm, creative, friendly and supportive community. This Christmas I will pause to give thanks for all the wonderful things in my life - including the friendships I have forged across the miles through the writing and reading of blogs.

See you in 2012 (!!) 
Claire xo

50 comments :

  1. That is so beautiful! What a gorgeous girl. Merry Christmas to you!

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  2. Awe she is so beautiful! How did you get her standing still!! I have really enjoyed your blog this year! Have a fabulous festive season!!
    Cheers
    KT

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  3. I love this. Not cheesy at all! Over here, we're in shock that this is our daughter's 2nd Christmas. Have a wonderful holiday season, and thanks for writing.

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  4. Cute! Surely these things are only cheesy before you have children, then after you have them you no longer know the difference or care? Well, that's my story and I'm sticking to it!! :)

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  5. oh she is just gorgeous! love the little antlers :)

    have a great christmas lovely lady... it's been a pleasure sharing this year with you and your little family!

    Kel x

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  6. Nope not cheesy one bit...adorable and cute I say.

    Wishing you the happiest of silly season Claire..see you on the other side :)

    x

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  7. Gorgeous Claire! The first photo looks like she's wearing wings. Sweet little angel...
    Enjoy 'baby's first Christmas' It's super special. Just like your space here.
    I've loved reading. Thank you xx

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  8. . . . and what a pleasure it has been to take a peek into you super stylish world!

    Merry Christmas to you three.

    rachel xoxo

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  9. thank YOU for your lovely blog. Here's to a cheesy 2012

    x

    sar

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  10. so sweet Claire! makes me want to meet your little Lalie in person.

    It's been wonderful to visit you here over the last six months. Your blog has been my best blog discovery of 2011! Looking forward to reading more of your adventures in 2012. Till then, have a joyous Xmas and very happy new year! xx

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  11. indeed she glows...merry christmas. x

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  12. Oh Claire, it's just perfect. It's been such a treat to feel a tiny little part of Lalie's first amazing year, in your lovely photos and words. Merry merry merry christmas to you. Kellie xx

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  13. PS Those thighs! Beyond adorable.

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  14. Love it! A merry, merry Christmas Claire xxx

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  15. Merry Christmas to YOU! Gorgeous little thing - if this is cheesy I'll take two!

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  16. Ok. That last shot is just adorable! Is it wrong that I want to copy this idea? ha :)

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  17. Just beautiful. As always. It's been a delight to discover you and Lalie and your lovely blog this year and travel along in our somewhat parallel lives! Have a wonderful Christmas, and thanks for the first birthday wishes!
    x joanna

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  18. best wishes for you and your gorgeous family.
    xxx
    Jill

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  19. Not too cheesy, it's Christmas...there can never be too much cheese at Christmas!

    Happiest of christmases to you too Claire, it's been lovely to have a glimpse into your world, across the sea, and get to know you better. Lots of love xxx

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  20. Wow...amazing photos. Lalie is a natural model. Merry christmas to you all xxx

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  21. Genius pics!!! Merry, happy Christmas to a lovely lady and her sweet family. Looking forward to hearing all about your Christmas :) Have a wonderful 2012 xx

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  22. Genius pics!!! Merry, happy Christmas to a lovely lady and her sweet family. Looking forward to hearing all about your Christmas :) Have a wonderful 2012 xx

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  23. Just lovely Claire! As a fellow Townsvillian, may the prawns be chilled and the beer and bubbles icy!

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  24. Merry merry to you! Enjoy your break xx

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  25. My oh my these are cuuute! Lalie looks like she has wings in that top pic and hats off for getting her to stand right in front of the antlers. Merry, happy, awesome, radical Xmas Claire, Paddy and lil Lalie bug...with some not so lil Lalie thighs. Hope you have an amazing time celebrating as a fam of 3. Have a swig (or skohl) of that pinot gris for me. I've loved coming here and look forward to more next year. xx

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  26. I love it! You are so creative. Merry Christmas to you all. I'm looking forward to seeing you more in 2012! x

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  27. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family Claire. Enjoy your first Christmas together as a family I hope you all have lots of fun. Take care. xx

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  28. And glow she does. Such a beautiful little angel. I can't believe she is walking!?
    Enjoy this special first Christmas together, I have loved visiting you this year, you always put a smile on my face!
    Peace. xx

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  29. Oh this is TOO beautiful Claire and not one bit cheesy in my book... in fact I think every home needs a little Eulalie style rudolph photo session. She is simply divine, beautiful gal :o) xo
    Happy Christmas!

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  30. theres nothing cheesy about those photos, they are fabulous, your precious little one. best wishes for this extra special xmas. Jane x

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  31. i love the cheese! this is just too cute. she is just too cute, and i know you're going to have a wonderful first chrissie with her :) merry christmas!

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  32. This is just awesome Claire! Lalie is absolutely gorgeous - that girl got character ;)

    Thanks for giving us a glimpse into your life this year - it's been a delight!

    A very Merry Christmas to you and your family! x

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  33. Gorgeous, you even make cheesy look cool! I have so enjoyed following along over the last few months, thank you for sharing! Wishing you a very merry Christmas.

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  34. Merry Christmas Claire.
    Your blog is one of my favs and I love visiting.
    Little Lalie always makes me smile and how much do I wish you could come and pull some of your style magic over at my house!
    I hope Santa finds you happy, safe and well x

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  35. I think christmas should be cheesy! Just look at those dimply thighs. Lalie has to be the best dresosed bub I know of. And look at her! So advanced with her standing. Merry christmas Claire to you and your family xo

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  36. Adorable! Happy Christmas to you and your lovely little family Claire xo

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  37. Happy holidays and have fun with your family! Take care xox

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  38. have a beautiful first christmas with your gorgeous family. amazing photos! x

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  39. Have a lovely first Christmas with your beautiful Bubba Claire look forward to conversing with you in the new year x

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  40. Merry christmas to you from snowy Poland! It-s not cheesy at all - my girl is wearing a santa-like rompers right now, it's her first christmas too. For first time mothers, their babies first christmas are something special:)

    PS. I love your blog!
    Snufkin

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  41. hope you guys are having a magical first xmas with your sweet Lalie bug! look forward to seeing you (literally!) in 2012! xxAnna

    ps. on my folks computer so can't remember my google ID. hope this comment makes it!

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  42. aaah, the reindeers worked perfectly. adorable. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Hope you have a wonderful festive break. x

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  43. Oh I just love this post Claire. So creative and not at all cheesy! I love seeing her little smiley face, I have no idea how you got her to stand still-well done!

    Thank you for your lovely comment on my little blog too, it meant a lot to me, as your blog is one of my favs.

    Wishing you a safe and happy fun filled festive season! See you in 2012!

    Bek xx

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  44. Paula KiliçlarDecember 29, 2011

    Just dropping by to wish you and your family a wonderful 2012. May the new year be filled with laughter, love and health

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  45. That is the best thing ever Claire! You rock

    Rach x

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  46. i love the antlers on the chalkboard.
    darling girl.
    xo
    alison

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  47. those images are just a sheer delight! she is joy personified :) le xox

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