Merry Christmas!

Friends, I wish I could send each and every one of you a Christmas card.  From the bottom of my heart, I am wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!  God bless you this holiday season and into 2019.  I am taking a break from work and blogging to spend some sweet uninterrupted family time with these five people.  I will be back here in blog world on January 7th.  From now until then, sending you my love.   Merry Christmas, everyone!

Thank  you to Narci for the always beautiful pictures this season and Andrea for our gorgeous Christmas card.














Jesus is the reason for the season.  It is my prayer that if you don’t have a personal relationship with Him, that this holiday season, you stop and consider it.  He is the one that fills me with joy, hope, peace and love.  He is my Savior and Redeemer.  He is Lord.

Merry Christmas!

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  • susan Jeffries December 21, 2018 at 4:38 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family(:

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog December 21, 2018 at 4:39 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your sweet, sweet family, Shay! Have fun during your little blogging break. Enjoy! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Barbara Parnell December 21, 2018 at 4:50 am

    Merry Christmas!

  • Brantlee December 21, 2018 at 4:56 am

    Merry Christmas Shull family! Thank you for allowing us a peak in your life every day.

  • Linda Zettler December 21, 2018 at 4:57 am

    You did just send us each a Christmas card!!
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful stories throughout the year. Merry Christmas~

  • Sheaffer Sims December 21, 2018 at 5:09 am

    WOW! Absolutely GORGEOUS pictures. Merry Christmas, friend! Love y’all! xoxo

  • Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams December 21, 2018 at 5:11 am

    Aw your Christmas card came out beautifully! The kids smiles are too cute! Merry Christmas Shulls!

    Amanda @ Cupcake N Dreams

  • Jess December 21, 2018 at 5:26 am

    Those boots!! Are they a recent buy? If so, where from?? Love your card. Such a beautiful family. Merry Christmas to you all! Hope to see some photos on instagram over the long break!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 21, 2018 at 5:33 am

      They’re 2 or 3 years old. I believe they’re Steve Madden.

  • Elspeth Mizner December 21, 2018 at 5:32 am

    Have a Merry Christmas Shay!!! Thankful for you and this blogging community
    . Happy new year

  • Narci December 21, 2018 at 5:45 am

    Merry Christmas!! Your family is so precious. We love you guys! 😍

  • Tanya December 21, 2018 at 6:01 am

    Merry Christmas to your sweet family! Enjoy your time off!

  • Dustie Day December 21, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Beautiful, beautiful family and card! Merry Christmas to you!!!

  • Connie December 21, 2018 at 6:27 am

    And a very Merry Christmas to you and your family! 🎄 Beautiful family! Thank you for sharing your life with us all! 😊 Enjoy your family time. I know I will as well. Hoping my Mom gets out of the hospital by Christmas Eve.

  • Valerie December 21, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Enjoy your much deserved break and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  • Kristen December 21, 2018 at 6:37 am

    Beautiful! Merry Christmas Shull Family!

    How do you always get such gorgeous pictures with everyone smiling so pretty?! Teach me your ways!!!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 21, 2018 at 8:11 am

      Narci. Narci is amazing!!!

  • Caty December 21, 2018 at 6:37 am

    Beautiful family! Would you mind linking your boots if they are current?

  • Jennifer Hampton December 21, 2018 at 6:44 am

    Im not crying, your crying!!!! Geez. Why do christmas cards make me emotional? Probably because Ive been following this blog for like… 10 years!! And watching your beautiful family grow, is just like watching God himself!!! He sure is good to us, isnt he? Beautiful family!! Beautiful blessings! Merry Christmas Shulls

  • Kathy Lang December 21, 2018 at 6:51 am

    Merry Christmas! Your Christmas card is beautiful because of the beautiful family you’ve created! I know you will enjoy the time with your family during the break. I look forward to hearing about all the fun you had when you blog again in 2019. Happy New Year!

  • Amy Heinl December 21, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Have the moist wonderful Christmas and praying 2019 is a year filled with love, happoness, and treasured memories. The pictures were absolutely beautiful

  • Emily December 21, 2018 at 7:23 am

    Your sweater is adorable!! Where’s it from?
    Merry Christmas to your sweet family!! XO

    • Mix and Match Mama December 21, 2018 at 8:11 am


  • Rebecca December 21, 2018 at 7:24 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

  • Jenna Lathrop December 21, 2018 at 7:43 am

    Merry Christmas Shulls. I hope you also have a Happy New Year and enjoy your time with your family!

  • Janie smith December 21, 2018 at 7:53 am

    Beautiful Family pictures ! Merry Christmas Shay !!

  • Deej December 21, 2018 at 7:57 am

    Such a beautiful family!! Merry Christmas and enjoy your time off!!!

  • Lisa N December 21, 2018 at 7:58 am

    Merry Christmas! 🎄 And thank YOU for sharing yourself and family with so many others❤💚

  • Louisa Whitmire December 21, 2018 at 8:00 am

    Merry Christmas! Your pictures are gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your life with us!

  • Christy December 21, 2018 at 8:02 am

    May God richly bless you and your family this Christmas with happy memories and spiritual blessings!

  • Michele December 21, 2018 at 8:04 am

    The pictures are gorgeous! Merry Christmas!

  • Angela December 21, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Merry Christmas! LOVE your sweater! can you share where it’s from?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 21, 2018 at 8:11 am


  • Karen Ivy December 21, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Merry Christmas, Shulls!! I hope it’s a blessed season!

  • Alexandra C December 21, 2018 at 8:17 am

    Can you link to Andrew’s boots? My husband would LOVE them.

    • Mix and Match Mama December 21, 2018 at 9:35 am

      They’re from Nordstrom!

  • Sarah December 21, 2018 at 8:24 am

    Merry Christmas! 🙂

  • Trish Beverlin December 21, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Merry Christmas!!!

  • Amanda Wilson December 21, 2018 at 8:39 am

    Merry Christmas Shulls!! Always praying for yours sweet family!

  • Paula December 21, 2018 at 8:39 am

    MERRY CHRISTMAS & HAPPY NEW YEAR SHAY! I enjoy following your blog so much. It has been since Conservative Mommy days. So many changes. I believe this could be my favorite Christmas card to date. So beautiful. You can see the pure joy on everyone’s face. Enjoy your break with your people. Looking forward to bext year!

  • Julie Bradford December 21, 2018 at 8:46 am

    Merry Christmas!!! Such a beautiful family..every single one of you but I have to comment on Smith.. he is such a handsome young guy and just seems like such the sweetest guy!!!! Hope you enjoy all the time with your sweet family!!!!

  • Sandi December 21, 2018 at 8:55 am

    Merry Christmas Shay and family. So often your posts have lifted me up. Last year was a very difficult time with our now 18 year old. By the grace and I mean truly Grace if God he is sober and he knows Jesus. I can’t tell you how many times I read your hopeful posts. Cried while making one of your recipes and wanted so badly for our prodigal to come back. Thank you for your presence and for being a light in the world. Your witness matters. Bless you and your family. Pray for those sweet babies every day. Enjoy the moments. You are loved with an ever lasting love

  • Kate December 21, 2018 at 9:00 am

    The best pictures yet. The colors blend so well together and all the kids look precious.
    Also, Ashby’s hand looks so good in her individual pic!

  • Terri December 21, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Oh Shay!! Your family is so lovely!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! May God bless you and yours this holiday season. Jesus is the reason for the season.

  • Ralinn December 21, 2018 at 9:03 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. May Christ and His love radiate from you always. Thank you for sharing your life and family.

  • TALIA December 21, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Merry Christmas and many blessings to you and your family in 2019!

  • Evan December 21, 2018 at 9:22 am

    Merry Christmas Shull family! Thank you for sharing you and your family with us!

  • Michelle O December 21, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Merry Christmas Shull Family!! Have a wonderful holiday and much deserved break! “See” you next year!

  • Kayla Bruce December 21, 2018 at 9:30 am

    Merry Christmas, sweet Shull family!

  • Angela Ellingson December 21, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Oh my goodness! These pictures are absolutely gorgeous!! What time of day was your photo session? Please clone Narci and send her my way! Merry Christmas!

  • Keisha Dawson December 21, 2018 at 10:27 am

    Your pictures are so good! Merry Christmas!

  • andrea in mn December 21, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Funny… But I have Kennedy’s shoes. I have am a 6 & 1/2, and can wear children’s sizes!!! I cannot wear high heels anymore, and so these are a go to for me!

    Beautiful photos and blessings to your family from MN.

  • Melanie December 21, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Thanks for all the work you do to bring a little joy to your readers. You are appreciated and loved by many!

  • Ella December 21, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Your family is so beautiful!
    Love your coordinated outfits and Kensington’s long blonde hair.

  • Liz Thorson December 21, 2018 at 10:51 am

    I love your family Christmas card and the kids’ individual picture! Merry, Merry!❤️🎄❤️

  • Bev December 21, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Merry Christmas! I love your last paragraph! The light of Christ shines through you throughout the year!
    You may not get this til next year but I made the candy cane bundt cake and the frosting was super thick. I checked to see if I was supposed to add milk but it wasn’t listed. Is that correct? (Just in case I decide to make it next year.) Thanks for sharing your beautiful family with us!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 22, 2018 at 6:58 am

      You should add a splash if it’s too thick! That one is so good!!! Merry Christmas!

      • Bev December 24, 2018 at 6:59 pm

        Everyone loved it! 😋

  • Lauren A December 21, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Merry Christmas Shay, to you and your sweet family! I love reading your blog so much from over here in Leeds, England. It really warms my heart! Have an amazing holiday season xxx

  • Dana December 21, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Merry Christmas, Shay!! What beautiful pictures of a beautiful family! And I absolutely LOVE that sweater. 😉 Enjoy your break!

  • Jeanie December 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Wonderful pictures! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Shay!!

  • Gudie December 21, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Wishing you and your beautiful family a Merry Christmas and Healthy Happy New Year !!!

  • Jaime December 21, 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Hi can you do a recipe for traditional chicken noodle soup? I know it’s simple but it’s a classic! I have been looking for a great recipe and thought you might have one -thanks

    • Mix and Match Mama December 22, 2018 at 6:57 am

      I have several chicken and noodle soup recipes, but most of them have some sort of twist!

  • Amy D. December 21, 2018 at 6:38 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family. I hope you all have a wonderful, happy, and joyful Christmas season and a very happy and healthy New Year!

    Another year reading your blog (my absolute favorite blog ever) and here’s to many, many more!! I’m so happy we got to meet at Go Wild last year!

  • shawnna Griffin December 21, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Hey girl- Merry Christmas! love ya-

  • Becky Carl December 21, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    Merry Christmas and Happy New year to you and your family❤️. Thank you for sharing such beautiful stories and pictures with us.

  • Jennifer December 21, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    You are so tiny and Andrew is so … not. 🤣. Makes for a beatifiul picture. ❤️

    • Mix and Match Mama December 22, 2018 at 6:56 am

      I forget how much bigger he is than me until I see us in pictures! Hahahahaha! He’s 6’5″!

  • Tori December 21, 2018 at 11:52 pm

    Merriest of Christmas wishes to all of you!🎄 Thankful for your thought-filled words that always lift me up and allow me to find grace & gratitude every single day!⛄️♥️
    Enjoy these sweet days with your family celebrating all that is this season.

  • Vivian December 22, 2018 at 2:56 am

    You have the most perfect family! Can the photos be anymore perfect? Wishing you guys a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

  • Sarah December 22, 2018 at 3:41 am

    Did I miss you 2018 in review post? That’s always fun to read.

    • Mix and Match Mama December 22, 2018 at 6:56 am

      I think I’ll post it some time next week! I have it, it just seemed too early to post it. I’m glad you asked!

  • Beth Knecht December 22, 2018 at 3:48 am

    Merry Christmas to you, Shay! Thank you for once again being a light in our world. Have a blessed holiday!

  • Kelly Buffington December 22, 2018 at 9:08 am

    Beautiful card and a beautiful family! Merry Christmas, Shay! I hope you have the best time with your sweet family :).

  • Julie December 22, 2018 at 9:46 am

    Your pictures couldn’t be more gorgeous! What a beautiful family you are! Enjoy your break and have a blessed and very Merry Christmas! Enjoy your blog so much.

  • Tami December 22, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Merry Christmas Shay! Wishing you a wonderful holiday celebrating our Savior with you family and friends!

  • Alexis deZayas December 22, 2018 at 11:20 am

    Have a very Merry Christmas, Shay!! I so enjoy following along with you all year long 🙂

  • Candice December 22, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Beautiful christmas card! I was looking to do “save the dates” for my wedding. Does Andrea do magnet photos as well? Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 23, 2018 at 6:43 am

      I don’t know??? Maybe!

  • Leslie December 23, 2018 at 6:51 am

    GORGEOUS family!!! Merry Christmas!

  • Michael @ DiligentChef December 23, 2018 at 9:19 am

    Wow! Absolutely gorgeous photos!

    Merry Christmas, Shay! I wish you and your family all the best, best wishes!

  • Liz December 23, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Merry Christmas sweet friend!! Y’all are gorgeous!! Enjoy every minute with your family!! ❤️❤️

  • DetroitDuchess December 31, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Your pictures are fab and you are rockin’ those boots! Kensington is SO your mini me! Happy New Year!