Okay, so I may be a bit biased because this is MY family!! While we were out visiting in California last month we decided to do a photo shoot. We are only all together 2 times a year now that the majority of us seven kids are out of the house (weird!!) - so whenever it happens, it's our only shot (no pun intended) for a group family picture for Christmas cards etc. So we went and had a crazy, extremely hot and tiring photo session. And I am happy to announce that we all made it through alive!! The two boys (ah hem... one of them my son) were NOT having it that day. I think I'll go ahead and start off with my favorite picture: the grandkids. This picture is actually 2 different pictures put into one ha!!
The boys both took their turns crying and running away while sweet Miss Mariah held the twins and smiled away (thank you Riah!). I still can't believe we even got something this good - even though the boys aren't smiling, they're not screaming and they're looking in the overall direction of the camera!! I just had to get a picture of what was going on behind me while I was taking their pics (see below). No wonder they were crying!!!! hahahaaa (this is obvious this is a JOKE right?) I just couldn't resist...
Okay, on a more serious note - here are the rest of my favorites. I am so grateful for my family and feel lucky to be a part of it. It's been hard living so far away the past year (can't believe it's already been a year!) but when we get together, it's like we've never been gone. I love you guys!!!
Mom and Dad
My family (already ordered a canvas of this - I'm in LOVE with it!!!!! Thanks to my photog in training sis for capturing it!):
My second sister and her sweet family - doesn't she look amazing for giving birth to twins only days before this??:
The college girls:
The only ones left at home:
My brother - the youngest of 7 kids - ALL SISTERS (do you feel sorry for him yet?):
All the girls:
Having fun in between shots:
Everyone!! (again this is 2 pics I put together to get everyone looking and *somewhat* happy):