Ok, I decided it was time to get a little personal on my blog! So today’s post is simply to share some snap shots of my family. I hope you enjoy this little look into our lives – I am so proud of them and love them so much… so you may catch me bragging a little here!
This first picture is of my amazing and beautiful wife, Jaci – who is holding our newest additions, Hannah and Benjamin, who just turned 7 months old. Starting my own photography business has certainly come with challenges and then to have three kids in two short years has definitely brought a new level of excitement to our lives. And it is the support and love of my wife that has seen me through many hard and uncertain hours. I certainly wouldn’t be the man I am today without her by my side!
The next few shots are of Hannah and Benjamin enjoying a nice fall day… so I decided I could do them one better and stick them inside a carved out pumpkin… nothing says fall fun more than smelling like pumpkin pie!
This next picture is very precious to me – here I am walking through a pumpkin patch with my oldest son, Josiah. This year has gone by so quickly and he is growing and changing so fast – it is these moments with him and watching him become an amazing person that I treasure so much and wish I had so many more of.
Josiah is not what you’d call a fan of hair cuts… thus, we clearly waited too long between them! Here are a couple snap shots of him enjoying one of his favorite Pixar movies and sporting an amazing mop of hair. But do not fear- we just went and had it all chopped off and now he is far less ragamuffin in public.
Here is a look that says it all! You can almost read his mind by the look on his face – “dad… first, you are in my way and I am trying to watch my show… and second, I’m not so sure I want to be photographed right now… don’t mess with me, I’m superman!”
There is nothing like the admiration for an older brother… or the instinctive need to pester that older brother, even at only 7 months old! I had to include this picture – showing both my sons sporting their super outfits! However, it is sad that so many of these shots are of them in front of the TV! (shameless defense) We really do limit the exposure to TV for them… however, it seems to be the only time I can get them to sit still long enough to grab a couple fun shots (ok, I feel better).
So stinkin cute… need I say more!
I was honestly a bit nervous about having a daughter. I grew up with two brothers, I’m a guy… I get having boys… but a girl was way outside my comfort zone – until we had Hannah! How can anyone be so beautiful, so joyful and bring such light to a room at only 7 months old!? This is my little princess and I am definitely wrapped around her little finger!
Mostly, I just could resit adding a shot of Josiah hanging out in the sink for bath time! Maybe its a moment only a parent can truly appreciate… or maybe I just know that someday this could be totally embarrassing for him and there is something inside me that grins…
And I’ll end this post with a Picture of Josiah in a blow up pool full of balls… because I love the joy on his face every time I look at this shot!
And there it is – a little glimpse into my family and into the joy and blessings I get to come home to everyday from a job I love to do. Life isn’t always fun or easy – and this year has had its fair share of hard times – but life is good and I don’t ever want to forget that or stop sharing it with others.