At the moment I’m grabbing photos of my own family, in bits and pieces here and there. They aren’t making strides like ten years ago when everything was new, they aren’t growing out of their shorts at alarming rates (though if you haven’t seen Alla in awhile, you will be surprised by her height), but they are still right outside my front window and I am so grateful that they are right outside.
We are taking occasional field trips, when we can all agree, when it’s not 850 degrees, when I can muster the energy to pack a lunch. I am always looking for a balance. A summer balance, a happiness balance.
Mostly I’m just watching, so I don’t miss anything, so I can take it all in.
If you’re interested in having your family photographed this summer, don’t wait. I’m here to tell you that they aren’t getting any younger. And if I have to say that, then you probably already know you’re past due. Take advantage of the stillness of a not-toddler, and get them all in the picture while they are right outside. Family photos are a big deal, but we don’t make a big deal of it – you just put on something that makes you feel a bit better than pajamas and gather everyone in the backyard. I’ll meet you there. Done!