I got the opportunity to take some pictures of one of my favorite families yesterday morning. They have 3 of the most photogenic kids on earth (which isn’t shocking because I’ve been saying that about mom for years), so it made my job really easy. I couldn’t wait to get home and start sorting through them. I had a really hard time picking my favorite of big sister, but I think this one captures her personality.And big brother is just so darn handsome… I love baby sister’s expression in this one…Baby sister was stingy with the smiles that morning, but we caught a few… Beautiful mom and baby… And just for fun 🙂
Whenever we’re out in Arizona visiting my husband’s family, we always get the kids together for a few pictures in my Brother-in-law and Sister-in-law’s front yard. They have a beautiful mountain view from there. Normally we are there during Christmas and are taking the pictures in the evening before church on Christmas Eve, but this year we were there for Thanksgiving. So instead of dusk, we were dealing with bright, midday Arizona sun. It was really too bright for the pictures, but I was hell-bent on on them being in that specific spot. Here’s how they turned out.
All 5 Cousins Together My Monkeys My Nephews. I can’t decide which of these two pictures I like better. The one of them both smiling or little brother looking up to his big brother. I think I’m leaning toward the latter.Family photo of my in-laws and nephews. Just the boys. They are all such buddies.When we got to my Father-in-laws house for Thanksgiving Dinner we got to also spend time with our other two Arizona cousins that we rarely see. I really wanted a picture of all 7 together, but it never really worked out. I did, however, get a couple outtakes of the little girls that still make me laugh!
After 3 years, a wedding & 3 new babies, my family (mom, dad, sisters, brothers-in-law, and our 7 combined nieces and nephews) decided to take another road trip to the Sunshine State. We, again, drove from Texas and they drove from Michigan. This year we all met in Panama City Beach. The drive was a little hairy with an 8-month-old, but once we got there it was well worth it.
These are the pictures from 2013’s beach photo shoot. It was a little overcast and windy that day, so we were definitely fighting a lot of hair in the faces of the girls.
My Monkeys Grandma & Grandpa with all 7 grandkids, this was definitely the best when it comes to people looking at the camera and smiling, BUT… This “outtake” was my favorite of the day, all the personalities are evident in this one. And then, drum roll please… 7 kids, 7 and under, in one picture. I have an 8×10 of this one framed in my living room.
It was our first Christmas as a family of 5. My husband and I decided years ago to alternate Christmases. We go to Michigan every other year to celebrate with my family and Arizona on the other years to celebrate with his family. It’s just worked out that each of my kids celebrated their first Christmas in Michigan. There is something really special about seeing the pictures of my kids (and nieces and nephews too) around the Christmas tree in my childhood home.