We were so lucky last night to have our family photos taken. I say lucky because it was decided the day before and I did not have to stress for days about everyone's hair, or someone getting a large bruise on their face, or moods, or coordinating outfits. Lucky because we were having a wonderful photographer take our photos, and he does amazing things with light.
Jim has been doing a photo a day on his blog. I have enjoyed clicking on his link everyday to see what the day's photo is going to be. I like his descriptions of how he took the shots, and how he gives all the camera information. Never though, have I been as excited as last night to check his blog. I waited up last night just to see if I would get a peek of our family. I was rewarded!
Jim posted a photo of our family on his blog. I LOVE IT! If that is the only photo we got of the whole thing I would be completely happy. I love seeing our family in the sunlight. I love seeing our family together. I have his blog opened up right now just so I can smile every time I walk in the room.
Our families have become friends through our daughters. We have been blessed over and over by the Smith's. I will forever be grateful that Savanna was put in the same class as Jenna when we moved here in the middle of her 1st grade year. Over the last 6 years the Smith's have done so many small things to help our family out as well as some pretty big things. Lori calls often when she knows that we are going to be heading in the same direction for school things and offers to pick up Savanna. Like Saturday morning practices, or times that would be inconvenient to take all the kids.
Today I am thankful for a wonderful family photo. I am thankful for my daughters friendship that turned into a family friendship. I am thankful for their family sacrificing time together so that Jim could take a photo of our family that I love. That will help us remember this time of our life, when the kids are the ages that they are. Oh, I love this family.