Thursday, November 03, 2011

Surviving family pictures… just keeping it real

You've heard of "truth in advertising"?  Well this picture represents "truth in family pictures."

If you've ever assembled your family for a picture, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Of course, this family picture is from early 2011 and is now obsolete—thanks to baby Ivy. (It's a funny story.) But I really like it because it's a pretty good representation of how most of us feel about the whole deal.

My prayer on family picture day goes something like this: "Dear God, one thing I ask of thee today: Please help us all to survive family pictures with our relationship with you and each other in tact." Frankly, sometimes it doesn't happen.

But I must confess, I sure am glad to have captured our family at its various stages over the years.  

Of course, I look exactly the same in all those pictures.

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