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Family Fun: Photo Sesh Edition

Hello and Happy Monday!

Womp. Womp. This is my last Monday of the summer with no school. This time next week, I will be sitting in meetings and preparing for the first day of school. I’m going to make the most of this week with a few last minute errands, crossing off our “back to school” list items, and hopefully pool/reading/tv time to round out the summer.

While we were in KC for my Gma’s 90th birthday, we had family photos taken on my mom’s side of the family.

Rachel has taken some of my favorite photos. She was our wedding photographer…

…and then took the kids photos when they were 4 months old…

…and their first birthday photos …

It was so great to see her again after so many years. If you are in the KC area, I HIGHLY recommend her!

I joked that this was forced family fun, and I think we got every combo of photo imaginable! The high temp that day was going to be 100+, so we met at 9:30 for these photos. While I’m always sad to think about how big my kids are getting, I will say some things are easier…like taking photos. We took all of these in about an hour!

This photo was our #1 goal:

…but then we got so many more!

The great grand kids with Gma:

Gma and her daughters (my aunt and my mom)

Gma with the grand kids (+spouses) and great grand kids.

The ladies!

My mom with her kids and grand kids.

The grand kids! I love this photo.

Then, my family and my brother’s family…

My family (these turned out so great!)

It’s been a long time since we’ve had photos taken in the summer, and I love that we are all tan and look relaxed. haha!

My kids! Getting so big…

Hadley:

Hayden:

(I think y’all know that Hayden isn’t big on having his photo taken. He was still sitting on this box after a group shot, and Rachel just had him look up and smile! Easy peasy! We tricked him!)

Hadley is easier to smile for the camera.

The last time Rachel took our photo was 2005! Love life with T-rav.

My brother’s family:

Then, my brother said we should take a sibling pic back to back. He’s so funny.

Happy 90th birthday, Gma! She’s the reason I love to play Solitaire (cards!), bake cookies at Christmas, and enjoy a good day on the lake! She’s a gem.

Even I’m not big on having my photo taken, but I’m so glad we had these photos taken.

I hope you all have a great week!

Linking up with Sarah and Holly for Hello Monday!

13 thoughts on “Family Fun: Photo Sesh Edition

  1. This is so special! I love that you had photos taken with everyone together. Sometimes the planning beforehand can be overwhelming, but the end result is always worth it. I cannot believe how big your kids are!! And that sweet nephew with the red hair reminds me of my Liam!

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  2. Ok, these are amazing! The Target dress won for the photos, too! I think it looks great with your coloring. I simply love the back to back with your brother. I had said you had a Christmas card pic from Mexico, but here is your Christmas card pic with the four of you. You all look great! I’m sorry, but your kids are looking more and more like teenagers. Thanks for sharing these. Professional photos are worth every penny!

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    1. I’m so bad about family photos…(professional) I think the last one was 2017 at the beach. You are the real MVP for telling me about that dress. I’ve worn it a ton. Will probably be my first day of school dress. I know…the kids look so big. My family agreed that surely I don’t have to bug them for a Christmas card pic at this point 🤣🤣

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  3. Those are great pictures! I’m like you and do not enjoy that kind of thing, but am always glad we did it afterward. She looks beautiful and so good for her age!

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  4. Those are some really lovely photos! Taking pictures with older kids is so much easier. We usually just bribe ours with a promise of dinner or eating out when we’re done and then they all happily cooperate! LOL

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