My family!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

This is what really makes me happy each day.

Each. Every. Single. Day.

These are all four of our babies.

Let me start with...

Almost two months after my husband and I got married, we found out we were pregnant. While we were taken back as this wasn't part of our "plan", we believed it was God's plan and we embraced it and were giddy with happiness. We always knew we wanted a family.

Then, a few weeks later we lost the baby we were dreaming about and couldn't stop thinking of what we lost. I'll be open here, we were devastated. I'm actually getting teary eyed as I type this, as it's as real today as it was almost 6 years ago.

We were then left with a void. We had a huge hole in our hearts. And, while nothing could fill this void...we did find happiness when we found our dog. Who, at the time, considered our first baby.

Now, get ready for some serious sappy doggy love.

I remember the day I brought him home, against what my husband really felt. But as soon as he saw him... my big, burly husband fell head over heels in love. My 6'3" husband was attached to a little Llasa Poo and it was rare they weren't apart.

Meet Willie, our first baby.

Then to Willie's dismay, we brought home twin baby girls a year later. Whom he wasn't a big fan of. Whenever they cried, he ran to the back door begging to be let out. Three years later, a baby boy. But, when we brought Easton home he instantly saw his best friend and just loves him.

So, with that sappy doggy love build up...all four of our babies. And, Willie honestly wasn't happy with one second of this shoot. He tolerated it for a few minutes and soon ran to my lap to escape the chaos.
And, while I'm keeping my Christmas card pictures a are one too many of the funny out takes.
Yep, Easton wasn't feeling it either. My sweet Easton is always smiles when I have my camera out. But today, it didn't help that this shoot took place when he's typically sleeping.

But, I HAD to have their shoot as a nasty winter storm is rolling in tomorrow and I couldn't bare one more week of not photographing my kids.

This looks ALMOST fun!
My twins got twin loving time...and there was plenty of love sharing going on. But mostly on Cam's end. She truly is madly in love with her sister. It's incredibly cute. My girls are polar opposites in moods and personalities.

For starters, my Cam is all personality and there is NEVER a dull moment when she's around. Although, right now she is going through a nasty time with terrible three's! Ugh!
My baby Easton, a second before he broke out in tears.

And my heart melts. There is nothing like sister love...especially twin sister love.


SloneFamily said...

Ohhhh Willie! Love that little guy. Everything you say about TW is an exact replica of Clint.The Dog story fits Fred and Clint to a T!! He said no no no and then melted and just about rocked Freddy to sleep every night. Funny!

Gorgeous pictures. I LOVE that all 4 of your babies are in tow this year :)

Anonymous said...

YAY! I love those babies they make auntie juju smile:) im not gonna lie i got a little teary haha! SO stinkin cute muah!!!

Anonymous said...

I am just giggling out loud (once I got over the tears...seems so fresh in my mind too). Can't believe you caught that picture with Willie in it ~ just precious. And Easton...can't even believe he was crying ~ and such a sad face :(
You did great, as usual, capturing their personalities!!! LYG N

Leah said...

I didn't know that you had lost a little one....I am so sorry to hear that. How blessed you are now. I seriously love these pics of your sweeties. Your man with the little tie kills me! And I love your girls cute! Someday I am going to hire you to take my family pics...hope you are hanging in there!

Anonymous said...

I know you hear this all of the time and I know you've heard it from me before, but...your kids are GORGEOUS!!! They really are! Hope you guys are doing well. Tell T I said "hi"! Maybe we'll get to see you guys soon. I'd love to get our kiddos together to play!


Adorable!!!!! Love it!