My aunt and uncle are here in Germany visiting and sight seeing and traveling around, my entire family is totally delighted in their sweet company, but really this post is about the talent that resonates from my aunt, she is one of my crafty heroes.
My Aunt is an incredible artist.
She brought me this quilt that she made as a gift for letting them come visit us(along with a matching pillow, tea and stunningly gorgeous yarn that I couldn't wait to use). My Auntie Sandi is my mothers best friend, she helped raise me, is the mother of my best friend in the whole world Sarah, and is genuinely my other mother, her visit is a gift in itself!
However I'm not stupid, I said thank you!
I try to keep it simple, but on the very rare occasion we all look decent, i make an attempt to get a few pictures of all of us. I take so many pictures of us from day to day here and there, but its maybe four times a year that I break out the tripod for the purpose of getting a few shots of the four of us, these usually end up quite entertaining, especially considering that Jake and I are NOT comfortable at all where as our kids act silly and natural giggling, totally adorable, as I get them to say things like "booger" because "cheese isn't a funny word to say.
If you have visited my lovely corner of the inter webs for a while you may remember these and these, maybe even these. Yeah, so much a w k w a r d n e s s in the moment, they aren't my best work, however they do document my growing family quite well and after i stem away from them for awhile they have the same fun and funny memories as any unposed picture...
after a few thousand photos(small exadgeration) we'll usually get one or two that look like us, and where we are all looking in the right direction.