However, in the midst of my volumes of photo boxes (someday to be placed in albums or scrapbooks) I often find glimpses of the past that just melt my heart. I wish that I had all of my kids "Christmas card photos" in one location, but I don't. It is on my list of "things to do".
In the meantime, I wanted to share this sweet picture of my little ones...just eight "short" years ago. There are a few things I love about this picture, aside from my obvious desperation in coming up with the improvised idea of the "angelic" garland on each of their little heads. First, I love black and whites. Second, the fact that they are all looking at the camera and seemingly cooperative (although I'm sure there were numerous photos taken). Most of all, I love (as only a mother could) each of their individual facial expressions and the folding of their little hands. It was (and is) so fitting of their personalities. Jacob begrudgingly putting on a small toothless smile, disguised behind his perfectly folded hands and fully cooperative. Megan with her two front teeth missing, a smile of Christmas wonder and delight, delicately tentative about putting her hands completely together. Kristin, very confidently smiling with eyes sparkling and hands put together enthusiastically. It's a classic photo and I love it!!!
Although memories like these should be in our hearts forever, it sure is nice to have a picture to remind you!!
Jacob (3), Megan (6), Kristin (3)