Blogging is obviously not the sharing-medium of choice these days, but for me it's still the only place I'll actually share. And although I haven't posted since October, I still look every day to see what our friends and other well-loved blogs have to say. But I'd say it's past time we actually did some sharing around here.
So much has happened. We've been doing more on our much-neglected house (we had so many plans when we first moved in;)), we've also gotten into full holiday mode. We've had visits from both sides of the family, specifically to celebrate two, very special, 8-year old's. And we had family pictures from a real photographer:). We've done our own family pictures for the last two years with the aid of a timer and fast running legs:).
Here's the background for the pictures ... not excuses, just giving the whole story:). It had been a busy day already (very busy week, for that matter). When we went to try on Kate's jeans, they were floods. Seriously, that girl grows a half inch per week these days. I didn't have time to buy jeans so I went up to the attic where I knew we had some older-aged hand-me-downs. The jeans I found were size 12, but I figured she needed the length for a 10-year old anyway, so an extra 2 sizes wouldn't be too bad, right? Poor girl spent the whole time tripping over the leg excess.
It was also misting, if that's a meteorological term. Not drizzling, misting - the air was very heavy. By the end it did turn to drizzle, so as the shoot went along, my hair gained volume. I wish I could say that was a good thing, but it is what it is. I was blessed with wiry, mostly-unmanageable, locks.
Joshua was not in prime form, but he was cute - we'll leave it at that.
Our photographer also took some pictures of just Matt and me. Boy we've aged, and could both use a little slimming down (once again I'm just giving the background, no excuses). When I described some of these things to Matt after I'd seen some samples of our shoot, he said, "you mean it was real-to-life?" Leave it to him help me appreciate reality. I laughed and decided that I loved the pictures. Every. single. one. It's who we are at the point in time, and it's with the people we want to be with more than anyone else. I also appreciate that our photographer doesn't photoshop to make us look better (not that she doesn't know how to, but that she chooses not to). It makes me wish I would have relaxed a little more that day, and not worried about Joshua's craziness and everyone's hair, and just sat back and enjoyed the fact that we're all healthy and happy. Glad I can do that now as I reminisce.
So here we are ... Bailey Family 2013.
I love my family.
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