I love this family photo.
It looks all perfect in the moment of a beautiful fall morning.....but I would be lying if I told you there wasn't any frustration right before it. Sunday morning....morning rush, went to church and came home with the Frehners to take each other's family photos while we were all decently dressed and groomed! What does it take to get a family photo like this? Sometimes a little bribery and a strong Mommy voice, a.k.a. a little yelling....well, Drew was half naked having took off his shirt right before this shot when he thought we were done. I had to squeeze Jack a little extra tight to look in the direction of the camera. Convince Juddy to relax his smile as to not look too posed. Tessa had just gotten sad a minute before...I think it was too close to nap time. Andy and I desperately wanting to get that nice family picture for ourselves and our Holiday card! But here don't we all look happy? I think we really are, but sometimes it is an effort for all of us to show it at once!
I love this photo.