Sunday, December 19, 2010

this is us

Taking family photos is often an adventure.
Taking family photos when you have a headache, a newborn baby & two little elves who love to do everything you tell them not to do... is only for the hard-core thrill seekers. But we made it through with my mom's help and my little brother getting the girls attention by dancing and laughing behind the tripod.

Surprisingly, we ended up with some good shots & a week later I found this photo from the hundreds that my mom took.
It's the very last picture when we finally gave in to the craziness and it's officially my favorite.

Because this is us.
Happy. Chaotic. Centered around kids. Connected. Love.

40 comments:

Bella said...

oh how perfect is that! i love it. what a gorgeous family. avery looks so much like her mommy! (but she has a hint of daddy in her too. :)

sillypea said...

and add... Beautiful. Succumbing to the craziness always lead to the best pictures.

Anonymous said...

Great pic - it captures your spirit!
Pat OKC

Drama queens mum (Kimberly) said...

I love it. It came out great.

TeachingInHeels said...

I love it...perfectly captures a family full of love.

AForestFrolic said...

What an adorable family photo!! Merry Christmas.

Jamie :)

Veronica said...

I agree, it does capture EXACTLY who y'all are! Chaos and all!! LOL

HewwiyBelle said...

Absolutely beautiful family. happy Holidays K-family :)
<3 Jones household

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

What a sweet picture! Such happiness!!

xo,
Heather
www.afdjewelry.com

Renata Scrap said...

Adorable picture! Lovely family!
Happy Holidays! ;)

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Hannie Chung said...

Lovely picture!
Merry Christmas to you and family too.

Laurie said...

Adorable picture, love Quincey's outfit...what a treasure!!

Dawn said...

Your family is adorable!!!

Ann Marie said...

Oh Liz, I always say it and I'll say it again, you are blessed. Beautiful picture - I just love it.

molly said...

Those are always the best pictures. Some of my faves are the candid craziness of my life with three boys. Four if you count the husb :)

Carrie said...

Awesome! I love it. Perfectly captures that chaos that is this crazy, wonderful adventure we call family life.

Carol said...

Fantastic photo! I love it. You have a beautiful family

Little Wheel said...

love the photo! you seems so happy together :)
treasure those happy moments

Jane said...

Brilliant!

Melanie B said...

LOVE it. brings back so many memories of when mine were that age. 3 girls close together!! they totally ROCK. You guys are gorgeous parents & love hearing your adventures. My girls are now 8 6 & 4 & it is still chaotic but loving every minute.

Me xx

MomofFourChippets said...

Great picture. Tks for sharing with us. Wishing you happy holidays with your family!

Diana said...

Beautiful photo of a beautiful family. I love the colour scheme you chose for the photos. How could you do this with a headache?! Oh I am feeling it for you!

sophie said...

beautiful! how much more christams spirited can you get! love

Libby said...

Love it! Would love to see the ones (hundreds!!) that were taken that day ;). Merry Christmas!

Amanda said...

These are the best kind of pictures :) Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas...God bless :)

Gabi said...

This is a beautiful portrait of a family. I need to invest in a tripod. I hate how our photos never have 'all of us' in them :)

Aimee said...

It's a perfect, fabulous shot!
Have a Merry Christmas!

Erin said...

Just adorable! I love little Q reaching for the baby!

Amy said...

Love it!

stephanie howell said...

sounds a lot like my life. it's the best isn't it? one day we must get together. c and j would love each other, and we would have SEVEN little girls running around!! xoxo

margie said...

love love love...
kiss kiss
m

Cortnie said...

I just wish our pics would've turned out half as cute as yours. This is what happens when you have to use the self timer and nothing turns out right...
http://leftinaugust.blogspot.com/2010/12/merry-christmas.html

Carol - Fairview Hts, IL said...

Beautiful picture of a beautiful family. I agree, this is a defining picture of you.

mariagrace said...

This is so, so sweet. I always love your photos. :)

Sara Ancich said...

keeping it real. i love it.

Nancy W said...

Love it! Merry Christmas sweet Spark Sister!

Jennifer.1203 said...

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I found your blog last night and I love it!!! I was looking for pics of banners in kids rooms, googled it, and your blog popped up. I spent hours last night looking at everything! I came across your Spark event. I loved the little picture of the quote. It was a pink, aqua, and a little green. I LOVED it! I am redoing my girls room in these exact same colors. I plan on printing out that pic and framing it. I also was wondering if you had any ideas of designer fabric that would match those colors so I can make a banner out of them. You have sparked sooo much creativity in me! Just wanted to let you know! Thanks so much!

Amanda said...

Amazing pic! Captured so perfectly. Love that little nugget on your arm. :)

Jennie said...

beautiful words, liz!

Kim Woods said...

Gorgeous! I love Q's bling! We just made fabric necklaces! So cute!