Sometimes I look at her and I try to think back to what life was like before she came into our lives. Things were quieter. The house was A LOT cleaner. We were usually well-rested. Everything had a place and everything was in its place. We had more “me” time. But none of that compares to the joy, love, and laughter that now fills these four walls. She has transformed us in every way, and just when we think we couldn’t love her any more than we possibly do, she looks up at us with her big blue eyes and we find out that we were wrong. She has turned our house into a home, and filled it with all things happy. She is rainbows, giggles, sloppy kisses, and goofiness all wrapped up into one adorable little package. Our package. And even on her worst days, she brings out the best in us.
This was a crazy whirlwind of a day. I had just driven in from Houston about an hour before this shoot, and we were under a time crunch to finish by a certain time because the kiddos had evening practice and other obligations. But, somehow we made it work, and I’m so glad we did! It was a perfect day for pictures, with the sun peeking out from behind a cloud or two every now and then, and a sweet, cool breeze following us around Anna. Mom said she just needed a few pics for a Christmas card and in the end, I think she had more than a few good ones to choose from. At the very least, I know that I just had a super-hard time narrowing their pictures down while I was trying to decide which images to share today on this blog. So, Mom really had her job cut out for her. But it all worked out, because Mom made her Christmas cards (which were totally cute, I might add), and now they have tons of new pics to display around the house, or wherever they please. Thanks for asking me to capture the love all of you have for one another Condron family. I hope all of you enjoy these pics!
It’s been nice staying in all day and just relaxing, when normally I’d be at school amongst hundreds of hormonal teens. Ha! It makes just sitting here on the couch with a cup of hot cocoa that much sweeter. But I’m not going to lie, these four walls are starting to close in a little. I don’t do lying around very well, I guess. So, I started looking through some old photos on my computer and ran across this one I took a few months ago of my sweet nieces and nephew who live over in Houston. We used to live only about thirty minutes from them, and although we truly love it up here and plan on staying a while, I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I miss them on lazy days like this. They sure are a bunch of cutie patooties, don’t you agree?
We are so blessed to have met such wonderful people after our move to north Texas. The Andersons, in particular, have made us feel so welcome in the community, their church, and in their home. We are so grateful to have met them and doubly blessed to call them our friends. They have little ones whom Brooklyn adores, and it’s been a real treat watching our kiddos’ friendship grow. So of course, I was over the moon when they asked me to capture their family portraits. As you can see, they are quite the picture-perfect family which made my job a piece of cake. We had a blast that day, just goofing around at the park and going wherever the breeze blew us. And seriously, how cute are their little ones?! I’ll take pictures of them every day, all day!