my dad is a quirky guy. first, he suggested and then insisted that we take our family photo in front of a random old house that’s on the way to church in the awesome po-dunk town of dingle, idaho. (yes, eventually the people that live there came home to find forty-one smiling eyres on their lawn…)
then, he announced that he wanted some pictures with just his wife and nine children, and that we each were supposed to make a different pose while my niece photographer snapped away.
at first not many gave in to making wacky poses…
but eventually we realized (as we have in so many other situations throughout the years) that dad wasn’t giving up on doing things his kooky way…
so we struck poses.
i even got everyone to do my signature squat pose with me for the final frame!
we sure love that stubborn, odd fellow.
after wonderful church meetings (we had a family testimony meeting outside and then about doubled the sacrament meeting congregation) we had lunch and spiritual discussions and relaxed overlooking the lake. tal and anita gave us a special surprise – eyrealm family picture puzzles!
we had a little princess (plus batman!) fashion show after dinner.
i am so blessed with a heart overflowing with love for this group.