Our 2016 Christmas Card Reveal + Christmas Photo Shoot

I received product from Minted in exchange for this post on Our 2016 Christmas Card Reveal + Christmas Photo Shoot. All opinions are 100% my own. 

Looking for Christmas family photo shoot inspiration? This Christmas card reveal has some beautiful ideas with gorgeous cards from Minted!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! We hope you had lots of fun spending time with your loved ones yesterday. We had such a blast and it was so wonderful to spend another Christmas at home instead of in the hospital with Addie. We all were very blessed to have received so many great gifts and gorgeous Christmas cards too!

I wanted to do a quick reveal with our Christmas Cards from Minted and show you the pictures that we didn’t end up choosing. We wanted a holiday card that was traditional with a bit of modern flair so we chose the Tidings of Great Joy cards. It comes with foil or without, and you can actually change the color of the foil if you’d like. We also chose to send our cards in a post card format. We’re a busy family, so it just seemed like the best option so we wouldn’t have to stuff envelopes!

Here are some of the other photos from our fun Christmas family photo shoot with Lauren Gilbert Photography:

Looking for Christmas family photo shoot inspiration? This Christmas card reveal has some beautiful ideas with gorgeous cards from Minted!

Looking for Christmas family photo shoot inspiration? This Christmas card reveal has some beautiful ideas with gorgeous cards from Minted!

Looking for Christmas family photo shoot inspiration? This Christmas card reveal has some beautiful ideas with gorgeous cards from Minted!

What we wore for our Christmas family photo shoot:

Mathew: Shirt

Stephanie: Dress / Hat / Scarf (similar) / Booties / Tights

Addie: Dress / Bow / Boots

I love these individuals Lauren got of our family. It was a crazy time trying to get every picture taken while the light was diminishing, but we got some great ones! Addie wasn’t quite feeling the shoot (she was first), but I still think she looks cute as a button. Mathew’s picture is so perfect and I love how handsome he looks. I definitely want to get these framed.

Looking for Christmas family photo shoot inspiration? This Christmas card reveal has some beautiful ideas with gorgeous cards from Minted!

Looking for Christmas family photo shoot inspiration? This Christmas card reveal has some beautiful ideas with gorgeous cards from Minted!

When your kid falls asleep during the Christmas family photo shoot, you just go with it. It happens! We got some very sweet pictures though while Addie took her nap. Despite her sleeping, I love every single one.

Looking for Christmas family photo shoot inspiration? This Christmas card reveal has some beautiful ideas with gorgeous cards from Minted!

Looking for Christmas family photo shoot inspiration? This Christmas card reveal has some beautiful ideas with gorgeous cards from Minted!

Looking for Christmas family photo shoot inspiration? This Christmas card reveal has some beautiful ideas with gorgeous cards from Minted!

Our Christmas family photo shoot was tons of fun and we had so many options to choose from for our Christmas Cards from Minted. A huge thanks to Lauren Gilbert for yet another great photo session. We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and have a fantastic New Year!

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! Love, The Wolfes

A Journey Through Self Care: How Blade-­Free HD IntraLASIK Changed My Life (The Webinar)

A Journey Through Self Care: How Blade-­Free HD IntraLASIK Changed My Life (The Post-Op) has been sponsored by the Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center in partnership with Mom It Forward. Although I received complementary Blade­Free HD IntraLASIK eye surgery, all thoughts, opinions, and experiences are my own. #KEHelpedMeSee

Considering getting LASIK done? Check out how BladeFree HD IntraLASIK changed this woman's life. She documented from the pre-op to the post op! Plus, join her for a webinar to get all your questions asked by a Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center doctor!

If you’ve been following me and my journey with Blade-­Free HD IntraLASIK you’ll know it’s been kind of a whirlwind. I went to the Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center for a consultation and it ended up being my pre-op appointment, then a WEEK later I went in for my eye surgery, and then I told you all about how the post-op went for me and how my vision is now 20/20 after everything is said and done! It’s been a crazy ride and almost 2 months later I still wake up just amazed at how my vision has improved.

Considering getting LASIK done? Check out how BladeFree HD IntraLASIK changed this woman's life. She documented from the pre-op to the post op!

I’m going to be planning a webinar the week of the 21st (details to follow on my Facebook page) and I’m so excited for you all to join me in chatting with a doctor from the Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center. It’ll be for anyone who is interested in the Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center and the procedures that they have. Even better? You’ll get to ask ALL your questions and get answers from us! I’ll be hosting the webinar on Google Hangout, so if you don’t have the App, make sure you download it prior to the webinar! I’ll update this post, as well as make a Facebook update whenever I have a date and time nailed down. It’s going to be amazing!

Let’s get ready for the webinar! What questions or concerns do you have about Blade-­Free HD IntraLASIK?

Feel free to chat with the Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram as well if you want even more information!

A Journey Through Self Care: How Blade-­Free HD IntraLASIK Changed My Life (The Post-Op)

A Journey Through Self Care: How Blade-­Free HD IntraLASIK Changed My Life (The Post-Op) has been sponsored by the Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center in partnership with Mom It Forward. Although I received complementary Blade­Free HD IntraLASIK eye surgery, all thoughts, opinions, and experiences are my own. #KEHelpedMeSee

Considering getting LASIK done? Check out how BladeFree HD IntraLASIK changed this woman's life. She documented from the pre-op to the post op!

It’s been over a month since I had my Blade-­Free HD IntraLASIK eye surgery at the Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center and honestly, I’m so glad I did it. I woke up the morning after my surgery and was amazed at the difference in my vision. Dr. Kleiman told me my vision would be hazy the first day but would be pretty crisp by the next morning after a good night of rest. He was right! When I woke up, my vision was not hazed and I got dressed and ready to head back to Dallas for my Blade-­Free HD IntraLASIK post-op appointment.

My post-op appointment for the Blade-­Free HD IntraLASIK was really straightforward. I had maybe a 5 minute wait time (if that!) and everyone that walked by me said hello! I was surprised because my appointment was REALLY early in the morning and I’m not a morning person at all, so it was nice that everyone else seemed to be. I had my vision checked once by a machine and then with Dr. Nadia Virani. She was so sweet and took the time to answer any questions that I might have about my post-operative care. Even better? She confirmed that the DAY AFTER my Blade­Free HD IntraLASIK eye surgery I had 20/20 vision. I just about fainted from the excitement. After I asked her a few questions like when I should be able to put makeup on again, continuing care for my eyes, and how much longer I should expect redness around my eyes. It was a quick appointment and I was so happy to hear that my results were so good! Of course, results vary, but I’m very confident in the whole team at the Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center.

Considering getting LASIK done? Check out how BladeFree HD IntraLASIK changed this woman's life. She documented from the pre-op to the post op!

After my post-op appointment, I was made another appointment for a one week post-op back home and another for a one month post op. Everything looks really great and my eye redness completely went away after 2 weeks. I made sure to use my eye drops as I was directed, and if I get the occasional dry eye, I just put in a couple drops! I personally don’t have problems with itchy eyes or constant dry eyes. I am on the computer pretty frequently due to work, so I just use drops as needed because staring at a computer makes your eyes dry. I had that same thing whenever I had contacts or even glasses too, so it’s nothing new to me! I also was able to wear makeup about 2 weeks after my Blade-­Free HD IntraLASIK. I wanted to make sure my eyes healed nicely so I actually threw out a lot of my eye makeup, bought brand new stuff, and sanitized my brushes as best as possible. It was just the best to make sure I didn’t get any bacteria in my eyes.

Considering getting LASIK done? Check out how Blade-­Free HD IntraLASIK changed this woman's life. She documented from the pre-op to the post op!

I also had no troubles after the surgery with any type of activity. I noticed my eyes would get tired a bit easily for the first 3-4 days,  I made sure to shower with my eyes closed because of the bacteria that can be in tap water (which was recommended by the Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center), and I also now wear sunglasses when I’m outside (something I should already have been doing.) Other than those modifications, I had no changes that needed to be made to my daily activities. I am happy to report, however, that now I don’t have to worry about seeing a 3D movie with 2 pairs of glasses on, I don’t have to mess with contacts or having to buy solution, and my husband is always jealous that I can just go to bed without having to mess with my eyes.

All in all, I truly am so thrilled to have had the opportunity to get Blade-­Free HD IntraLASIK from the Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center. My eyes are so happy and healthy and I feel like a whole new person. All my fears before my initial procedure weren’t anything to worry about and now I’m glad that I took the plunge. I can’t wait to see how well my eyes do throughout the next few months!

What worries or questions do you have about Blade­Free HD IntraLASIK eye surgery? Soon I’ll be having a FAQ post with any questions you might have that will be answered! Leave your questions in the comments. Feel free to chat with the Kleiman|Evangelista Eye Center on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram as well if you have questions that you feel they can specifically answer for you!