My very talented friend Janel, took our pictures this weekend. When we were out feeding their chickens this summer, I noticed how beautiful their red barn was. So I asked her if she wouldn't mind us coming out to their house to have our pictures taken in front of it. Not only was she willing to take our pictures, but she had us over to watch the Huskers and made us a fantastic dinner of two kinds of chili and cinnamon rolls.
No expectations. No expectations. That's what I kept chanting to myself as I would think about getting our pictures taken. George's swim lessons this summer taught me that. If I don't expect our kids to behave perfectly, smile, pose, look just so....well then whatever we do get is a bonus!! And it worked. Evelyn did end up smiling, George did listen, and Thomas and Annie didn't whine (too much) about having to stand there for yet another picture. Because there were a lot of pictures taken. Over 500 actually. 500 pictures of.....us. Do you remember life before digital?
I thought I would take a few practice shots at our home in the morning. Here are a few that I took.....
And then here are a few that Janel took. Thank you Janel for being so willing to take our pictures and work with my children! You are amazing!