Happy Holidays from the Kammans

We hope that everyone has been blessed as we have with a memorable and restful holiday season filled with family, food and fun.

For the last 3 years, the Kamman holiday card has been a collage collection of our favorite shots of the 2 of us from the year. (Check out 2008, 2009 and 2010 here) This year we had to continue with the same grain, now featuring our new family member…

Happy Holidays!


pretty in pink

Here are a few more shots from our special photo shoot that we did for Lola’s god mommy Amanda. I can’t believe what a big girl she is!

We turned a few of our favorites into a collage poster for Amanda. Here is the poster in it’s new home:

Photo editing compliments of Sol, Pink dress compliments of Amanda.


Last year we had a really mellow Halloween, I was pregnant and it was a Sunday night, and we spent it hanging out with my parents and the Kleebs, eating chili and watching the World Series. Halloween IS my favorite holiday though and after a long history of creative costumes I was bummed that I didn’t even dress up (which I expressed here.)

I also declared that this year there would need to be a creative family-themed costume happening to make up for it. Enter: Garden Gnome family.

I sewed us all felt hats (well, I cut and pinned them and my mom sewed them, thanks mom), cut out some detachable and whimsical daisies for Lola and I, and found Sol a gnome beard (which was actually the most difficult part of the whole costume finding process). I found us 3 coordinating plaid shirts from Old Navy and we were all set. I have always preferred making my costumes, partly because I like them to be unique and mostly because spending 50-100 dollars on something you wear once makes my thrifty self cringe. So, I justified the Old Navy shirts by their re-wearability, which they have been…a lot. My gnome shirt is totally my favorite comfy shirt right now.

We spent a fun weekend in San Francisco with the Blakemans, celebrating Casey’s 29th birthday and (almost) Halloween. We dedicated an entire day to driving around the city on an unbelievably gorgeous day and taking pictures of our silly gnome in all kinds of city landmarks. We also enjoyed a picnic in the park across from the “painted ladies” (“everywhere you loooookkkkkkkk”). Shout out to the Blakemans for participating so enthusiastically in these missions, driving us around and being skilled Lola “attention getters” for the photos!

Gnome Lola had just mastered waving, and was waving at anyone or anything that would look at her, which made for an extra adorable time. She made more than a few peoples day when they walked by, cooing at her gnome outfit, and she gave them a big gummy smile and an enthusiastic wave.