Christmas Containment style

For we need a little Christmas right this very minute...

I wanted these perfect photos for Christmas 2020.

We decorated our tree and filled our stockings.

Every year we take photos in a beautiful location.

2020 as we all know has been very different

Then I thought I want our photos to reflect our real life. The real life of being a Pre Schooler who’s greatest joy is jumping and running ‍♀️. A Midlife Mama who is sometimes at her wits end. In our king size Co-sleeper so this mama can get a few extra . Most of all at the center of it all is Love ❤️ & Laughter

So here we are with our 2020 Christmas Photos . Imperfect but,
Full of Chaos, Love, Laughter, Family & Faith. Thank you for being part of our Family and part of our village.

I kept it simple for the both of us at the top. Maroon top for me and gingerbread Christmas leggings and for Zi’Joy a pink top and Unicorn Christmas Leggings and Christmas socks.

Have a win Christmas Family.

Have you put up your Christmas decorations yet?

Forgot to include our table top tree

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  • suntiger replied 5 months ago

    Awwww :) Merry Christmas to you and Zi'Joy too!
    I just put up a wreath- trees and kittens are not compatable :)

  • Helena replied 5 months ago

    I am going to respectfully disagree with you Ledonna ... I think these photos are absolutely PERFECT in the truest and most authentic sense. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and Zi'Joy! xoxo

  • Angie replied 5 months ago


    BEAUTIFUL ladies with bright spirits, great attitudes, playful personas, and full hearts to match! 

  • Barbara Diane replied 5 months ago

    These photos are soooo sweet. The love and joy between you and Zi’Joy is palatable. Merry Christmas!

  • slim cat replied 5 months ago

    Fun photos - looking good, ladies! Merry Christmas!

  • Eliza replied 5 months ago

    You two have captured it all here. So much love, fun and spirit. Happy holidays!

  • Joy replied 5 months ago

    Wonderful photos. The fun comes through in them. You both make me smile. Our decorations are low key dominated by gnomes and Scandinavian Tompte or trolls (2-4) and religious crèches. My little grandson took all the shepherds, sheep and angels from their green felt field and wisemen and camels on their way on a distant East window sill and crammed them all in and around the stable saying baby Jesus should be having a party. (#1) I got LED candles for the Advent wreath because then the grand kids ( ages just turned 3 and 6) can turn then on or light them themselves.

  • Janet replied 5 months ago

    These photos made me smile! The best decorations are smiles and love. 

    I decorated our house with almost every decoration I own (a lot of it inherited). I promised myself this year that I'd either use it all or give the unused stuff away. So I ended up decorating the fresh-cut tree we got, and my mom's little artificial tree I bought for her 18 years ago and decided to keep after she passed. I also made two Christmas villages from the pieces I inherited and some I've acquired over the years (we didn't have the proper space for one big one). Plus random bits and pieces around the house. It's just my husband and me, but he says it makes him happy every time he looks at all of it too, so it's worth the effort! 

    Happy holidays!

  • MsMaven replied 5 months ago

    All adorable. Can't decide which one is a favorite--maybe #1 because it's such a fun surprise.

  • Kate replied 5 months ago

    Merry Christmas Mama Donna and Zi’Joy!! Much love to you both.

    I needed a a lot of Christmas this year and we decorated our 10-foot live tree, small fake tree, put up wreaths on exterior doors, and lit up the 30-foot crape myrtle in the front yard and the smaller maple in the back yard. Exterior lights on doorways, rails, fences, and in trees and shrubbery have exploded in our neighborhood and all over Capital Hill. It’s exuberantly joyful.

  • Xtabay replied 5 months ago

    Your Christmas looks are totally winning my heart!  And so are your beautiful smiles.  Best cheer and wishes for now and for 2021 to you and Zi'Joy!

  • Nikki replied 5 months ago

    Merry Christmas! Thanks for the good cheer. I moved this year so I didn’t bring a lot of decorations. Here are a few :)

  • Jane replied 5 months ago

    Happy Christmas! Such wonderful photos! So much fun! And such style! 

  • nuancedream replied 5 months ago

    What wonderful photos! Holiday style with loads of pizzaz. :) The perfect antidote to a gray winter solstice day.! May the upcoming year bring an abundance of joy and good health to you both.

  • rachylou replied 5 months ago

    So much joy! Big smiles back!

    I have done the outside lights; I’ve yet to do the tree... :o

  • Ledonna N. replied 5 months ago

    I forgot to include our tiny tree it’s my 1st one. This year calls for it. That’s a story for another day

  • madeline replied 5 months ago

    Your photos warmed my heart! So much love and fun radiating from both of you! I have needed a lot of Christmas this year too. Found it by baking and baking and baking Christmas cookies.
    Don’t stand still or you will end up with at least a dozen! But it makes me happy.
    P.S. I love your little tree!

  • Cardiff girl replied 5 months ago

    Fabulous photos,full of festive joy which is much needed this year.

  • Laurie replied 5 months ago

    So. Much. Joy. You named your baby perfectly! Wishing you both love and light this season. 

  • Murph11 replied 5 months ago

    Beautiful and festive!

  • cjh replied 5 months ago

    You both look so happy! Best holidays and new year to you and yours!

  • Ginkgo replied 5 months ago

    So much happiness and high spirits, I love it!

  • shevia replied 5 months ago

    Your card and pictures are so touching. When I think of all you and Zi'Joy have been through and to see you come through with such joy for life, it helps me re-calibrate my cynicism, which has been in high gear this past year. Merry Christmas and have a wonderful new year.

  • Debbie replied 5 months ago

    I think these photos will be cherished for years to come. You both look so happy. Thank-you for sharing. You have made my night.

  • DonnaF replied 5 months ago

    What a delight to see your pics! Adorable x 2. Thanks for making my night.

  • lyn67 replied 5 months ago

    I wanted to put a big red heart out here for beautiful two of you-but don't know where to get it-so I put it in my words: LOVE!:-)

  • Karie replied 5 months ago

    Fantastic pictures! Merry Christmas to you both.

  • Minaminu replied 5 months ago

    Beautiful pictures!   

  • kkards replied 5 months ago

    Zi’Joy Certainly seems to be living up to the Joy part of her can feel her energy and joy thru the pictures. How lucky you are to have her, and how lucky she is to have you. 
    Merry Christmas to you both. 

  • ClaraT replied 5 months ago

    Love all of these pics, and even nicer to hear your voice (so to speak!) Wonderful to see the smiles and Christmas joy. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!

  • cat2 replied 5 months ago

    What great pictures! We put up our travel tree, a small faux tree we usually use in years when we will be out of town. I am so glad to have it, folks in my area have been NextDooring about how they could not find either a real or a faux tree anywhere.

  • JAileen replied 5 months ago

    What fun to see the joy in Zi’Joy!  Thank you for sharing.  

  • LaPed replied 5 months ago

    Oh my gosh, so joyous and cozy! Merry Christmas to you both. :)  

  • Suz replied 5 months ago

    So wonderful to see Zi'Joy able to jump!! How incredible, after the year you have had. And such a good idea to do your photos at home -- I mean, where else, right?? 

    Wishing you the best for a restful, happy holiday. 

  • Inge replied 5 months ago

    You just made my day with this, Ledonna!! This is perfection to me: two fabulous, super stylish gals, bonding and having lots of holiday fun. Your joy is contagious, and I'm just so glad to see sweet Zi’Joy jumping and playing again.

    Thank you for sharing this! Wishing you both the most wonderful holidays and a new year with lots of laughter and good health!


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