Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Year, New Picture

Each year, my goal is to get a good family photo taken to send to our family, friends, and supporting churches.  Over the years, my definition of “good” has evolved into what I would call a very loose term.  This simply means that all parties involved are facing the camera, all eyes are open, smiles are in place,and there are no stray fingers delving into forbidden areas (such as eyes, ears, noses, or armpits).  Forget the perfect hair, the perfect pose, and the wrinkle-free clothing.  After all, this is our family – why pretend to be something we are not?  So, sadly, I have at present abandoned the quest for a model family picture.  The good thing is, I will remember how it all played out each time that I look at the photo.  This was actually our first shot, and since it was so good, I only took one other.  :)  I won’t forget how, while I was taking shots of the boys, Esther danced around the yard, dragging my camera bag and dumping all my spare batteries into the grass.  We never did find them. 

I will now present (drum roll, please) our 2012 family picture.

Crows pic

All in all, I think it is the perfect picture of my wonderful family!  I love them all so much! 

1 comment:

  1. very cute! :)

    Your kids are all getting so big! Josiah's hair is cracking me up and Esther is looking very much like a young lady :)

    hopefully we will run into you again at ABC or on the road before they are all teenagers ;)