i have so, so very much to be thankful for. among the blessings that i count is this spot on the internet that i've used to keep a family record and that has connected me to wonderful people with diverse perspectives. i'm thankful to be able to share and learn here.
and at the tippy top of my thankful list is my three boys - ian, moses and gabriel. they are my fondest dreams come true and have brought me more joy than i could have ever anticipated or hoped for.
in an effort to capture this chapter of life for our little family (and to get a good family photo to send out on christmas cards, one of my favourite traditions), i asked my photographer friend kami and her camera to spend twenty minutes with us in our neighborhood a few weeks ago. it was a quick "mini session" that i'm so glad we made happen.
and ppsssst: no ... we don't iron clothes in our house, ha! one thing i really miss about living in the usa is tumble driers! we have a (very typical in the uk:) 2in1 tiny washer/dryer in a cupboard in our kitchen that leaves our some of our clothes so incredibly wrinkly, and you know what? i can think of about one hundred things i would and should rather do at this stage of my life than iron. (we save that for ian's work clothes when absolutely necessary ;) ) so these images capture real life right now, wrinkles and all! and i love that.
in just the few minutes we spent with kami, we got some great shots for a christmas card - it was hard to decide which to print and send out! we have made christmas cards using shutterfly every year of our marriage as our family has grown. i love shutterfly because everything is super customizable and also very user-friendly, and especially because they address, stamp and mail out our cards to friends and family in the usa for us! (we also use shutterfly to make calendars and photo books, which are the best christmas gifts in my opinion.) there's a black friday sale going on on shutterfly products right now - check it out!
my heart is so full of gratitude this thanksgiving!