Merry Christmas from our family!

I wish I could send each and every one of you a Christmas card this year.  From the bottom of my heart, Merry Christmas to you and your family. 
And as always, a big thank you to our photographer and sweet, sweet friend Narci for capturing these beautiful pictures of my little family.  We love you Narci!
And…my Christmas cards came to life thanks to Andrea…who is the most creative friend I have.  Love you too Andrea!

To see our pics from previous years:

And to see cards from previous years, click here.

My recipe today…

Coconut Egg Nog Pie.



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  • kimm atwood December 17, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Great pictures! Merry Christmas!!!

  • Anna December 17, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Such sweet pictures of a sweet family! Love seeing Ashby's smiling face – such joy to be with her family. Merry Christmas!

  • Marianiel Yu December 17, 2015 at 11:27 am

    What a beautiful family Christmas photo. Love the kids pic together they're so sweet:) lol wish we get this Christmas Card Shay:D Merry Christmas to you and your amazing family!!!

  • Lauren Truman December 17, 2015 at 11:28 am

    Oh my gosh… I love your family!!! The last picture is absolutely perfect !!!!

  • Jess December 17, 2015 at 11:39 am

    Love it. You have such a cute family!! Merry Christmas to you!

  • Erin Friedman December 17, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Love all the pictures, gorgeous family!!! Dying to know where your blue shirt/sweater is from!! 🙂

    • Mix and Match Mama December 17, 2015 at 12:06 pm

      Thank you Erin! It's from J Crew. It's one of their Tippi sweaters.

  • Erika Slaughter December 17, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Love the cards and pictures this year. Those girls nailed it! Merry Christmas, friend!!!

  • Rachel December 17, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    Love how everyone was included in those pics! Great idea! They came out awesome! Hope you have such an amazing Christmas with your family 🙂

    -Rachel at

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} December 17, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Amazing pics of your family! They are all so good!!!!!! Good job Narci and Andrea!

  • kelly December 17, 2015 at 12:19 pm

    Merry Christmas Shay to you your beautiful family! I love how you got the extended fam in the pics too. Great idea!
    Thanks for sharing your life with us : )

  • Melissa December 17, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Darling! My favorite picture is the candid group shot of your whole family-it's just precious! Merry Christmas to y'all too!

  • Linsley Schneider December 17, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Great Christmas card! All the kids look so happy! Merry Christmas!

  • Amy Klein December 17, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Adorable card and pics! I love the friendship you girls have and how supportive y'all are of each other!

  • Andrea Juhasz December 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    Thank you so much! I wish you a Merry Christmas! 🙂

  • Maggie C. December 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm

    You guys have to be the cutest family ever! Love all the pics but my faves were probably the ones of all 3 kiddos. So, so sweet! Merry Christmas Shull family!

  • Regine Karpel December 17, 2015 at 12:34 pm


  • Katie Neff December 17, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    These look great! Your kids are so adorable and Shay your hair looks amazing!! Hair goals. Love all the pics. Have a Merry Christmas!

  • Pam B December 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    Such beautiful pictures! Merry Christmas to you and your family as well. God's blessings for 2016!

  • Narci December 17, 2015 at 12:52 pm

    Aww!!!! So sweet!! I had the best time with your family!! Thank you for coming out and sharing your family pictures me!! What an honor!! Love you, friend!! Xoxo

  • Unknown December 17, 2015 at 12:54 pm

    Love your pictures! When you wear a button down underneath a sweater do you size up in the sweater? How do you get it to not look so bunchy?

    Merry Christmas!


  • Liz F. December 17, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    Those are such great pictures–with a photogenic family and a talented photographer, I imagine it was difficult to choose which shots to use!

  • RebeccaLynn17 December 17, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I LOVE your family pictures!!! Especially of the one of your parents with their grandkids!!
    And to think next year there will be one more beautiful face in that picture- so excited for your entire family. I come from a large family and it is a true gift from God! Merry Christmas!! Hope you have a fabulous holiday season!!

  • Mother Henn December 17, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    Amazing shots!! Beautiful family!!!

  • Pam A. December 17, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    You have very talented friends, but the models are just as gorgeous! Merry Christmas from North Carolina!!

  • Phi Mai December 17, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    Aww your Christmas card is so precious!! Totally wish I was getting one!! You have the cutest family!! Love reading your blog every morning!!

  • Morgan Eckert December 17, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Wow, great pictures! This is random but I have been looking around for some nude flats and I remember you loving yours. Are your Vince Camuto nude flats the Ellen style? Thanks so much!

  • Andrea K December 17, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    Gorgeous pictures!

  • Keisha Dawson December 17, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    What BEAUTIFUL pictures of the whole family! Merry Christmas!

  • JJaz December 17, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Beautiful pics!! Narci's shots look amazing 🙂 love the pie, too!

  • Three Gals and a Guy December 17, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    Beautiful family! And beautiful cards! Merry Christmas to you and your family! I truly love coming here every morning and seeing what you all are up to. Thanks as always for sharing pieces of your life with us!

  • Melanie Smith December 17, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    Love love love. That Ashby just shows so much sass in her photos. I can only imagine how she is in person!

  • ProudAuntKaren December 17, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Best Christmas card pictures YET for the Shull family! Gorgeous!!

  • Elizabeth Birenbaum December 17, 2015 at 2:53 pm

    Beautiful pictures and gorgeous card! Merry Christmas to your family!

  • mrs. mewie December 17, 2015 at 3:04 pm

    Such beautiful photos of the cutest family! And congrats auntie shay on the addition to your family next year! Christmas blessings, and continued joy in 2016. Looking forward to what you've got cookin' next year and checking out those new books!

  • Megan December 17, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Love all the pics!!!! But I love the big group shot!! How fun!!! I need to get my family on board for a shoot!!!

  • Dana December 17, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    These are beautiful! Merry Christmas to you & your family! Thank you for sharing so much of your life with us. 🙂

  • Kelsey @ The Peacock Roost December 17, 2015 at 3:23 pm

    Omg! These are so great! I kept thinking that's my favorite, no that one is, etc. Love the big group photo!

  • Jenny December 17, 2015 at 3:36 pm

    Your pictures turned out perfect! I love them all! 🙂

  • Anamarie Rebori December 17, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    What adorable photos!

    Shay, I was visiting my in-laws in Prosper (I live in D.C.) and saw your recipes in their local magazine! Very cool!

  • Janet December 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Beautiful pictures. Merry Christmas to your family.

  • Brianna December 17, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Seriously beautiful photos! What a blessing to have such treasures to hold on to for forever!

  • Rachel - Floral and Fudge December 17, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    Such GORGEOUS photos!!! Love them all.

  • Melissa December 17, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Simply beautiful!!

  • Mckenzie Fortner December 17, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Merry Merry Christmas to you and your wonderful family Shay! I am now so use to Ashby being in all the pictures you post that looking back through the previous years it feels kinda weird not to see her there! So glad she is with y'all this year! Beautiful pictures to match a beautiful family!

  • Angela Ellingson December 17, 2015 at 4:52 pm

    Gorgeous pictures and Christmas card! Thanks for sharing! Merry Christmas!

  • Nerine December 17, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    Gorgeous! Merry Christmas to your whole family!

  • Tracy December 17, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    You have a beautiful family! Love the pictures. Merry Christmas!

  • Elise @ Cheers Yall December 17, 2015 at 5:34 pm

    Absolutely beautiful card and family!
    Sweet Shay, I am making your slow cooker hot chocolate for my Life Group tonight!!! Just ran to the store. Can't wait!!!!!! 🙂

  • The Nelson Happenings December 17, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    Beautiful card Shay !! Your family is awesome and I truly love stopping by your blog each morning to see the latest recipe or the latest about Ashby ! Merry Christmas 🙂 Xoxo

  • Briana Runde December 17, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    Such gorgeous, gorgeous family photos! Merry Christmas, Shay!

  • Queen In Between December 17, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    Such beautiful pictures! My mom turned 70 last Friday so we are giving her a family session. Totally want something similar.

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup December 17, 2015 at 9:53 pm

    Great pictures! You have a beautiful family. Merry Christmas!!

  • Jeanie December 17, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    I wish you could send me a card, too! Beautiful pictures of everyone. Does anyone in your family ever take a bad picture?

  • Saz December 18, 2015 at 1:56 am

    Such lovely pictures! I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas! x

  • Devon Ciliberto December 18, 2015 at 2:26 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family from NYC! I love taking time for myself and reading your blog after a long day at work. You've created a truly amazing community here and your family is absolutely beautiful!! All the best to you in 2016!

  • Rebecca Carl December 18, 2015 at 4:54 am

    Just love your sweet family and watching the children grow. The pictures are so beautiful. And congratulations to Sean and Catherine, my favorite bachelor couple! I think Sean and Catherine turned the tide of the show with their Christian values. Merry Christmas ♡

  • Cassie Sugarplum December 18, 2015 at 5:37 am

    Ohmygoodness…this is so much cuteness I can hardly stand it!!! you are a blessed mama, and I couldn't be happier for you! And so sweet you got the full family together for pics! Merry Christmas, gorgeous friend!! xo

  • giginpink December 18, 2015 at 6:02 am

    They are all BEAUTIFUL, but my favorite is the 3 kiddos sitting down! Smith gets the most photogenic award this year!

  • Mama Of Boys December 18, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Beautiful family, many blessings to you and yours xx

  • Caravan Sonnet December 18, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    Merry Christmas! Many blessings to you and your loved ones!

  • Ann Marie December 18, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    I'm SO behind on my favorite blogs… But, that laughing picture!! OH MY GOSH- shay!!!!! Frame that, BIG, somewhere, maybe in your office. 🙂 Off to read some more. and snatch up your lip glosses when they are back in stock.

  • Gina Salberg December 18, 2015 at 3:03 pm

    LOVE the Sorel boots! Those are number one my Christmas list 🙂

  • Beautifully Seaside // Formerly Chic Coastal Living December 18, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    Beautiful family pictures! You are all so blessed! Merry Christmas everyone! XOXOXO

  • Happy Green Home December 18, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Your family is gorgeous!! Merry Christmas to my FAVORITE blogger ever!'

  • Jaren December 20, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Such beautiful pictures Shay!!! Merry Christmas to you and your sweet little family!

  • Molly December 21, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    I cannot get over how photogenic Ashby is!! And obviously your entire family 🙂