Last summer our extended family went to get family photos taken. After the large group photo, my immediate family quickly descended into something that resembled a three stooges movie more than a beautiful photo session.
At first I was disappointed and thought that we needed to redo our family photos. A few months later I pulled up the pictures once again and saw something I had completely missed before. Fun. My kids, especially my son, were smiling the big genuine smiles that I’m always wishing for when taking pictures of my kids. I realized that the photos were also a good representation of a typical day in our house. My son egging his sisters on until he can get them to chase him around. My daughter feigning distress, but participating as much as him. My youngest just laughing and constantly switching teams in the sibling sparring.
I still am lost when looking for something to frame and hang on the wall, maybe this one (see below) but I do believe that I will treasure these pictures as much as any family photos we will have.
Here is what I came up with for a Christmas Card (below). I never sent it in the mail, so here is your Christmas card of chaos from us. Sent with lots of love and wishes for a happy and FUN 2014!