Monday, June 7, 2010



This past weekend we ventured out to take some Family Photos. We tired very hard to get some great shots and we got a few but I was a bit disappointed as they are not the best quality due to my tripod failure and other factors -- but hey, who cares? Ever since Gavin joined our family four years ago the importance of having family photos was taken to a new level. After all you just never know when it will be the last chance to have a photo will all the members of your family.


Sadly, I just wasn't the best on following through with what I knew was so darn important. I never felt that I was personally was ready for a photo opportunity -- and I must admit it was for very selfish reasons. It was because of the baby weight I put on after giving birth to two beautiful children, my hair was just never right -- my tan needed a few more weeks to be at it's best.

Sad, I know.


Now that my son is gone I just can't seem to get enough. If Madison wasn't a normal five year old and made photo taking a vacation, we just might be the most photographed family that exists!

Another confession is that is beaks my heart to see a family photos with just the three of us. Even though I fully embrace our new life and our mission to keep Gavin's legacy alive as a physical family of three -- truth is Gavin, in my heart is just as vividly alive as ever.


On a completely different note -- if you didn't yet join Gavin's Birthday Give go check it out.  Thanks to everyone who has donated so far, we are doing great but would like to raise a little bit more so make the biggest impact possible on the children and family who are inpatient at the A. I. duPont Hospital for Children.


Brayden'smom said...

Karen, the pictures are wonderful. You are way to hard on yourself. You and your family are beautiful.

Misty Rice said...

Its been awhile since I have opened up my blog again... but I always stop by to read your post and admire your photos and give thanks for my blessings.

I love the photos. Thanks for sharing.

Phyllis said...

love this post! So honest and such a great reminder to capture the moments we have right now!

Regarding your tweet.....we've gotten that too. Our 7 yr old has even gone so far as to say that we just "got" her so that we can torture her. Lovely right? I think it's a girl thing!!