Thursday, November 3, 2011

Smile!

I mentioned in an earlier post that we had some family photos taken early last week by our friend Becky. She is an amazingly talented photographer.

I think family photos are going to have to be an annual tradition now. Especially since the kids change so much when they're young.

Nothing makes me smile like hearing my children giggle together, or just seeing them smile from ear to ear.

I have to be honest, (because my sisters would hold me accountable for not being honest) my initial reaction to seeing these photos was to beat myself up. Don't get me wrong, Becky is incredibly talented and she did a FANTASTIC job photographing our family. My issue was with myself. Although I've lost a considerable amount of weight since having Ethan last March, all I could see was that I still have some serious work to do in the weight loss department.

Then I got over myself and had an attitude adjustment.

These photos are beautiful! They truly are. It doesn't matter that I still have some weight to lose. When I look at these photos I see how blessed I am. I have a loving, HOT husband :), two happy, healthy, wonderful children (I once thought I'd never get to have children-let alone TWO), and we find so much joy in our little family of 4. Like I said, SO incredibly blessed!! Who cares about a few extra pounds when you have these adorable littles to show for it?!

I love my family more than words can say and I love that these photos reflect that! Most of all, I love, love, LOVE the way Becky was able to capture Ellie and Ethan's smiles.

Sorry I put SO many photos on here, I just love pretty much all of them.

























Thank you Becky for sharing your talent with us and for these photos. They make me smile. :)

4 comments:

Courtney said...

The colors are so amazing in these! And you're right; you ate so blessed with a beautiful and healthy family. I love each member! :)

Mindy said...

When other people look at these photos, all they see is a beautiful family. You look amazing. I know how you feel though. I've had only 3 pictures of me taken since Selah was born and I hate each and every one of them. But I've been forced to share them with family. Guess I need to get over it too!

Dareth said...

These pictures are fabulous!
Love you and your beautiful family.

Momof4Girls said...

Oh my Gosh!!! I LOVE them all!! The colors ar amazing and Becky captured the whole family SOO well!! =) Adorable, adorable!! Christine, these are to cherish! Do we get some??
Love you, Mom

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