Meet my family. Well, my kids at least 😉 I really wanted to get Christmas cards out this year, and didn’t have a current family photo! It’s kind of like the shoemaker’s kids not having any shoes haha. The last family photo I have is from when my baby was 1!! How horrible is that?! That had to change! With my hubby bouncing around the continent for work I knew it would be challenging to get him and myself in the photos, so, I figured an updated photo of the kids would do.
On the first day that the snow covered the trees and barely the ground, I got my kids all ready and we headed out in the bitter cold to get an updated photo of them. I still can’t believe I was able to get together 5 outfits that morning!! Let me tell you this was NOT an easy task. Normally I spend a few weeks arranging outfits and planning what they’ll wear. Instead I borrowed all the vests and a couple shirts from friends and family (thanks guys!). I am amazed that it came together so fast. I have to remind myself that it’s not about the outfit but about capturing memories. Are their outfits perfect? Definitely not! Does that matter? Most definitely not! What’s important is that I have these images of my kids together happy and smiling, frozen in time as they were at that moment. And when I remember that, that’s all that matters.
I love these little (and not so little) rascals. They bring me so much joy and I couldn’t imagine life without them! Their personalities are so different and wonderful, making each day interesting and fun in new ways. Each one has different talents and strengths that bring something special to our family. Looking at these photos reminds me that they do love each other! I hope that they can continue to develop their relationships as time goes on!