Family photos are great. You never know what you are going to get back, and there are always these little tell tales that speak so loudly about this season in life, frozen in time. 🙂 Many thanks to Angela out at Camp Jim for taking our family staff photos and sending me this copy. She did such a good job, and was patient with us! I know she snapped quite a few in order to get one good one. Camp has been busy (thankfully!) so the editing took time to get around to.
We posed for this in October, so it was cold. I tend to feel the cold a little more than most, so I was grateful for the small, warm body on my lap. 😉
It was VERY windy. So, even more cold! But the hair… oh, it was blowing everywhere. I was sure that we’d get pictures back and everyone’s hair would be air born, and I was glad the boys still had their hair buzzed. Aren’t they cute?
Doesn’t my little lap warmer look like she’s just tolerating all this picture stuff? Yeah, she was trying to lean over and play musical laps. See the hands? I am literally hand-cuffing her to keep her still!
The photo was taken in the back yard of the Retreat Center. I just love the blowing leaves and warm colors of fall. I think it’s one of my favorite family pictures, and it captures the essence of who we are (for a little while anyway). We’ve already replaced a pair of glasses, and outgrown shoes. In another couple months we’ll be surprised by how much the little ones have grown. And then there’s my Angel Girl, all grown up. Who knows how many more seasons she will be at home. I am reminded of Mary the mother of Jesus, who scripture said, “treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart,” and I am thankful for every day.
Time marches on, but God’s grace is ever present. May you feel His presence this week, and treasure your own blessings, as you prepare to celebrate the Christ child.