Happy New Year!!! It's getting to be a tradition on this blog that I post our family photos at the first of the year :)
We took our family pictures for 2013 less than two weeks after Jaden was born, right at the beginning of November. I wasn't sure how it was going to go exactly with a brand new baby, but he slept through the whole thing. As usual, I asked my mom to take the photos where all five of us are in the picture. I chose the settings and did the posing and editing, and she worked her magic with the compositions and angles. I am so thankful for an artistic mama who passed on her love for the creative to us. We had a beautiful morning and a great location (I' going to offer fall mini sessions here next year!) and the whole thing took between 20 and 30 minutes and was actually really fun :) My sister came along too to chase runaways and make funny faces and help hold babies and things of that nature :)
I love the memories that were made and the pictures of us all together that we were able to capture.
And then, because I just can't resist having a camera in my hand, I went ahead and took the pictures of the boys and Shaun with each one of them. My mom took the individuals of me with each of them.
(It was a seriously beautiful fall day!)
Three precious boys.Drew, Isaiah and Jaden. I am so overwhelmed by the blessing they are.
I am so, so thankful for life. For health. For joy and for the ability to find beauty in the chaos of life with little ones. I am thankful for an amazing husband who is so very loving and such a reliable anchor for our family. I am thankful for these three little miracles, three souls that God has entrusted to us and made a part of our family. But especially for my Savior, the one who has rescued me from myself and fills me with strength that is not my own. I am nothing without Him.
Wishing you the happiest of New Years, praying that 2014 finds you well and flourishing wherever it is that you've been planted, and that most of all you will walk in deeper revelations of the Father's love for you. Oh how He loves us.