Saturday, November 27, 2010

monkey shine | dallas family photographer

we have this picture of our family at one of our family reunions. we were at this camp, it was brutally hot and dusty and the look on every person's face reflected how we felt about that...except my brother. he was about 6, i think, and standing smack in the middle of a whole group of miserable looking people. he wore a smile that was bigger than his whole body and it was the "chessiest cheese-smile" ever! his hair was standing on end from playing in the wind and dirt, his eyes were closed up tight {every effort going into the smile} and it is probably one of my FAV.OR.ITE pictures of anyone...ever! because...he is the light and the focus of that picture.

and this little guy reminded me...all day...about that picture. when his family went left, he went right. when they smiled, he didnt. when they focused on each other, he turned into a monkey! he was in the railing, he was on top of the railing, he was on top of everyone's head! he was so funny...and i loved that the family just accepted that this is who he is and rolled with it.

mom and are so amazing with your children and even more amazing with each other.

and missy...i am just tickled when i look at your incredible smile. the smile that you have right now, with the missing teeth, is one of the best smiles out there!

i had so much fun with you all. thank you for sharing your family with me!