My 10 Favorite Pictures of Our Year

My family brings me so much joy.  I make it a goal each year to make as many wonderful family memories as we can.

My boys are at that wonderful age where they are pretty self sufficient but I know that their time at home with us is fleeting.  We have so much fun together but I can already see just a few years ahead where they'll be off and on their own more and more.  I know these family days are numbered and I try to enjoy them as much as I can.

So here are my 10 favorite pictures of the year:

It is pretty rare that I manage to get a photo with Ian in it at all now that he'd rather hide from the camera
but every now and then I manage to snap a photo that captures how much he's changing and growing.

I'm not ashamed to say I bribed my boys into taking this photo at our trip to Hershey.  I had a
very similar photo I snapped on our trip there years and years ago when they were all tiny. 

We actually rode this ride a second time with the intent of capturing a family photo; and I just LOVE it!

The younger boys and I FINALLY got to feed a giraffe one afternoon at the zoo; it was a pretty neat experience

I love this photo so much because I know it was taken on my birthday when my husband and I snuck off for the day on a little trip to York and Kittery Maine.  We had such a wonderful day of reminiscing! 

A very, very rare photo of just the two of us.

I love watching any of my boys playing with their cousins and this year Alec has really been spending lots of time playing with his younger cousins.  It melts my heart to see him keeping them entertained so patiently. 

I could not believe we managed two family photos in one year!  While I wish we could see just a bit more of the falls in the background I do love this impromptu photo. 

I miss my sister so much now that I can't just pop over to see her whenever I want and while I wish I had taken a bit of time to freshen up after landing this photo of my mom and I surprising my sister with a trip to see her on her birthday is one of my favorite memories of the year. 

Evan and I snapped a super quick photo one day while hiking and I just love it! We have the best times hiking together.  

While it can sometimes feel like torture to get them all to smile and stand nicely next to one another no year is ever complete without a new photo of the boys for my gallery wall.  This year's photo turned out great! 

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  1. What a wonderful snapshot of your year.
    Blessings, Dawn

  2. Replies
    1. It was so hard to pick just 10! We really are lucky to spend so much time together.

  3. Isn't it great how self sufficient 3 boys can be, I loved when we got to that point. I still cannot get over you and your sissy and mom looking identical! Have a GREAT day!

    1. It really is wonderful! They are so helpful around the house too.

  4. Oh my goodness! The picture on the ride is absolutely delightful.

    1. Thanks! I just knew we had to purchase that one.


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