December 12, 2013


(Jamie, JoJo Mom & Dad, Emily, Than, Hud) 

It is a bit of a tradition now to take out family photo over Thanksgiving.  I don't know why we wait till it is 20 degrees out.  Summer is kinda a thing too, you know!

So, every year the day before Thanksgiving we sit down to plan who is cooking what the next day and someone says we should take pictures tomorrow.  So we plan our outfits around whatever Jamie brought back from school and decide on a location and time.  Except, come shoot time we forget that there is something in the oven that will burn if we leave before it is done, or we forget when sunset is, or both.  So we abort our fantastic plans and either run to the back yard or the neighbors yard for 15 minutes.

J* puts his camera on a tripod and we huddle as close as we can a take as many pictures as we can before our hands and ears go numb.  And there you have it.  Presto family photo!  For all of their quirks and rough edges I wouldn't trade them for the world.


  1. Aww, love it!! :D What a great family! I'm sorry if this sounds silly but I laughed because it looks like gravity was increasing as you took the shots! Lower, lower... ;) We can hardly ever get it together and take a nice family photo! :P Thus the ones I shared on facebook are really a rare occasion. :D


  2. Ah, family photo shoots... I don't think we've ever spent less than an hour trying to get the all elusive perfect shot. :) Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

    By the way, are you going to Winter Retreat + at SBL this new year? Lord willing, my sisters and I are planning to be there. It would be wonderful to see you again!