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Matching Christmas Jammies

Merry Christmas!!! I’m so grateful for the blessings of this year, and today to celebrate the birth of our Savior. I’m grateful for the blessing of His life and Atonement that was not only to cover my mistakes, but also to take away my sadness when I am low. I am so excited to share that I sewed for the first time some matching Christmas jammies for my entire family!

Handmade Matching Christmas Pajamas

Now don’t look to closely at the stitches, but I’m pretty pleased with myself! I was looking all over for something fun this year, and just couldn’t find it. On a whim last week, I went to Joann Fabric and bought all of the fabric and t-shirts. I don’t have a step by step on how I did it–just pictures. I looked on Pinterest and Google for tips, but I used a pattern (though there are lots of tutorials on just using an existing pair of pants).  My kids really wanted to match, and who am I to deny them the joy? Really, it’s my joy to have them match, too–it’s all about the pictures.

We had fun taking lots of pictures on Christmas Eve–my family is a great sport! I set the camera up on a tripod, and with my timer I ran on all of these.

Christmas Pajamas

 

Matching PJ's

Here are some of just the kids. I did some with a SUPER high ISO which were grainy (and kinda fun artsy) and then popped on the flash.

Christmas Eve Pictures

kids in pyramid

 

Then we said goodbye to the Elf on a Shelf, and on the last night, we got a letter saying we could finally touch him…as we say our farewells. Someone was a bit sad to say goodbye to Mr. J.J. Jingles.

elf on a shelf goodbye

As we all got dressed in our matching christmas jammies, my husband pulled up this video he saw on USA Today with a family that made a hilarious home video about their matching Christmas Jammies! Watch it HERE.

Then everyone went to bed, and mama and Santa got to work (taken with my phone at 2 am)

Duke Christmas tree

Have a very Merry Christmas!!

Kristen Duke

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  1. 1

    Cute family pics!! Love the matching pi’s.

  2. 3

    Just LOVE all the pictures of you guys! Thanks for letting us into your home & your lives, I always look forward to the next post!

  3. 5

    Such a cute idea! and, you did a good job sewing. Your family is beautiful!! Lynda

  4. 7

    Jammie’s=very impressive! You guys are too cute.

  5. 8

    I love all the fun crazy pictures. I need to get in more pictures with my family.

  6. 9

    Oh, the elf on the shelf. Your daughters sad face is heartbreaking…hopefully she’s better by now:(

  7. 10

    Love the tree shot with the lights twinkling. Your family looks like you had a great Christmas.

  8. 11

    FUN – your house must be a great one to be in. Love it!

  9. 12

    Terrific web-site. Lots of techniques listed here. We are mailing that to several close friends ans also revealing with delicious. And indeed, on account of your own sweating!

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