I wish we wouldn’t have waited until just about Grampee and Gramma Home’s departure to take pictures, but that is the way it went. Like I said before, balancing enjoying and capturing the moment. So, ironically I hate goodbyes, but I seemed to capture it fully on film at least. 😉
I posted the family resemblance before, but this series of shots captures Grampee and Gramma Home, and their introduction (and, in this case, temporary goodbye as well) to Mr. Asher.
Also, redundant is the fact that many of these shots are just slightly different. But those differences really showcase the personality of the moment. I’m especially fond of the faces between Grampee/Asher and Gramma Home/Selah. Just shows a cute little bond, even at their young ages. So, here goes another series with the grandparents…
I’ve said it before, but always nice to say it again. I’m SO thankful and blessed by family, both near and far!
In my search for a more “catchy” title to this post, I googled “family is…” and this quote that came up made me laugh:
“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” ― George Burns
Couldn’t be farther from the truth for us though – we really wish ours lived closer. But, to focus on the good things with the distance from CA to HI: we sure enjoy the visits, they get to stay longer than just a meal, and we are so very thankful to have them anytime we can.
This time there was a celebration with Cousin Anna’s wedding. Mostly my camera held the pictures previously posted of the kids, but there were luckily a few gems that had all the family in them. Here’s a few of my favs from the wedding day:
I think we all cleaned up pretty nicely! Wish I would have taken more, but you know – it’s always a balance between capturing the moment and enjoying it at the same time. So, we did more enjoying and less capturing…but still got a few nice ones. And I didn’t focus on taking ones of the bride – she’s a photographer herself and so I left those things to the professionals! 😉
Now…I think we should plan our next visit. I think we’re due for a Hawaii trip, so I’ll get on figuring that one out. Winter sounds like a nice time to escape, minus the holidays when everyone has that idea and airfares go up to about four times normal. It’s hard to complain though – I mean, we certainly could have family in worse places than Hawaii! (And I think they could say the same about Santa Barbara, I suppose) 🙂
I cannot tell you how much joy this group of pictures brings me. I literally labeled an entire folder on my computer the “Oh My Heart” folder, and this is just a sampling of my 12 (hard-to-narrow) favorites. All are from Cousin Anna’s wedding, of which there is one more post to follow, but these ones were just so near and dear to my own heart that I had to share separately.
And yes, they are rather redundant to the naked eye. Unnoticeable to a stranger, the little inflections in expression tell so much of the story of my life. Like a secret only for us, the barely different crooked smiles and the almost identical eye wrinkles scream out to me that these are mine. These are my little family. The ones that I know and love, and the ones that know me and love me back.
So, I present the “handsome series”. My “littles” and my “big”:
And then it was all too much joy for baby Crasher…and he sleeps in his mama’s arms…