August 8, 2011

Day 7-A Photo That Makes Me Smile

A photo that makes me happy...

Susan took this photo when she did our family photo shoot in June.

This makes me smile because my kiddos have played on this tree since the big girls were little girls.  We never mentioned that to her, Susan just said she would like to have the kids line up on there.  Sometimes, I think Susan and I must be related because we think a lot alike.

This photo makes me smile because it captures the quintessential simplistic joys of child hood... just dipping your toes in the water on a hot summer evening.

This photo makes me smile because when I saw the disc, I realized Samuel never took his shoes off.

This photo makes me smile because it has my most precious ones in it.  The only thing that could make this photo better is if Carmella were in it, too.  But she was still in my tummy and I would have broken the branch.

As a matter of fact, one more reason this photo makes me smile, is because as Susan was snapping away, Allen was standing on the other side of the creek, listening as the branch creaked and hoping it didn't go before he took all the kids back off.

And the vision of the laughs that would have created makes me smile, too.

Again, I am joining Toni in her 30 Days About Me... challenge.


  1. I love it! It's simple family moments like these that make other things pale in comparison. ♥

    Have a lovely afternoon,
    Elizabeth Rose

  2. This is such a wonderful picture. It makes you say "awwwww!"

  3. You have beautiful children. I love your son's black hat :)

  4. great picture!! reminds me that i NEED to get family portraits done.