Monday, June 7, 2010

Family...

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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.




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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.


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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.



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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.

3 comments:

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!!