We celebrated my dad's birthday a little while ago. It was a great excuse for getting the whole family pictures that were waaaay overdue. The last time my whole family got pictures taken together was when Levi was a baby!! Our photographer friend, Bethany Haile, was so kind to help us out.
Have I mentioned that I have the coolest family, ever?! (Yeah, you’re probably sick of hearing about it.) Just this morning I was thinking about how long we’ve all been together. Holly and Casey have been married for 19 years! Ilex is 15, Drake is almost 14, and Ivy is 7. You aren’t going to believe it, but those newlyweds (Shannon and Ben) in the middle? Together for 20 years. Yep. Married for 14. Russ and I have been married for 15 years. Awesome stuff.
Mom and Dad have been married for 42 years!!!
The ladies of the family:
Dad always said God knew what He was doing when He gave Dad all girls. And Dad was happy to add boys to the family the easy way. The guys never get the picture taken all together, so I'm thrilled we got this one:
And a post is never complete without Lola Love:
My mom has more pictures on her blog, Treading on Moss. We totally failed to get a wonderful picture of just our family. The boys were having a rough time standing still, looking at the camera, and managing a pleasant expression (as you can tell from the outtakes on Mom’s blog).