For those of you who know me well, you know that I'm not a very sentimental person when it comes to material items.
I've actually lost most of the gifts my husband has gifted me in our 11 years together.....oops.
Although I'm not one to hold sentimental value to objects I do hold on dearly to traditions and memories.
Every Christmas since our first born was only 11 months old we went to the mall and took photos with Santa.
There have been some really good and funny (insert screaming baby) photos over the years.
This year, for the first time since 2009 we aren't getting Santa photos and my heart is a little crushed.
We got the kids all fancied up 3 times to attempt the Santa photo but this year it just isn't in the cards for us.
The first time we went the line up was way too long.
I'm talking wrapping around another hallway long so we left and said we would come back when it was less busy.
The next time we went we actually waited in like for a good 45 minutes with a very overtired 2 year old who kept trying to escape the line, eventually enough was enough and when there was no end in sight it was time to pack up and go.
The third and final time we went the line up was another 3 hour wait and Santa had to break for an hour lunch on top of that.
So we decided - this year - there would be no Santa photos.
It breaks my heart a little that 2015 will be the year missing when we look back on these photos when the kids are older but sometimes when your a parent things just don't go as planned and thats okay.
We have a two year old who cannot wait for long periods of time and thats okay.
Theres always next year.
We did get some fun photos at a friends Ugly Christmas Sweater party though!
Were just missing our two year old in the photos so I'll be sure to snap lots over the next few days.
The quality of the photos aren't the best but they are memories to hold onto for years to come :)