While there are many things I like about a beautifully framed and shot photograph, I must admit that a part of me is drawn to these messy, everyday, raw sorts of pictures. I feel like these capture our life a little more realistically sometimes. The things I love about this picture is what it really says about our family.
:: Like how we love fresh strawberries in summer, and a big family breakfast all together makes us smile.
:: You can see that Sean likes to put peanut butter on his pancakes.
:: Because I have a mug at my place setting, I know that the dishwasher was full and we were out of regular drinking glasses.
:: Alyx has been captured using a real fork for one of the first times (she’s a natural).
:: You can see that Djeryd is learning his states (look behind Sean’s head), and we always keep an inspirational quote on the wall by the door.
:: Erik is the only one dressed which means he was very excited about whatever was going on that day and did not want to miss a moment.
:: Anna’s glasses are on her face at breakfast, which means that she spent the next two hours reminding me that she gets a piece of candy for having her glasses on without my asking, and I kept saying “I’ll get it in a minute”.
:: The “6 B’s” on the wall above Erik’s head because we love the prophet.
:: And lastly, you can see a notebook next to my plate proving my compulsive need to write everything down (oh, how I love a good list).
So here is a real snapshot of our family. No filters, no tweaking, no tidying. Just us. In a good moment – because look – we’re all smiling. ;>