Being the photographer in the family, there aren’t a lot of photos with me in them, unless you count the self-portraits I shoot to capture my outfit/date night with Matthew/moments having one-on-one time with the kids. As for getting all of the existing family members in one shot together, it doesn’t happen often. Some years, it only happens once a year. We send out a family photo at Christmas if only so that we are forced to make the effort to get us in the same frame and document the fact that we are all present and accounted for. The kids and I love going back and watching our family grow and I love seeing how our family has morphed over the past nine years.


(I apparently thought eyebrows were overrated.)


(Graham and Nathan-bean.)(Now with even less eyebrows!)


(They were so WEE.)


(Emily was so tiny! SO TINY.)


(Little Miss Thumb Sucker was rocking her fierce pose. The dudes are slaying me.)


(Wait. That was THREE YEARS AGO?)


(Cannon Beach, Oregon. Photo courtesy of Kerri Anne.)


I managed to grab a photo of the five of us that we all liked with less than ten tries.

I also took this one on Christmas Eve.

It’s in a frame in my office.


We walked down to the bridge crossing the creek, I wielded my camera remote, and we came out with this one.

I love seeing the changes from year to year, and extra thankful for the four other members of my family unit. Happy holidays, folks.

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  1. Robyn December 20, 2011 12:28 am edit

    Oh my goodness….look how LONG Emily is getting! Thats crazy! You are richly blessed with your gorgeous family Angella.

  2. Neil December 20, 2011 12:36 am edit

    I love seeing the changes as your children grow up. Merry Christmas!

  3. Marilyn @ A Lot of Loves December 20, 2011 1:18 am edit

    So cool…and a bit scary(!)…to watch the years go by.

  4. Hannah December 20, 2011 3:29 am edit

    I love seeing your family Christmas pics every year!

  5. Mrs. Wilson December 20, 2011 7:28 am edit

    HOW DID THEY GET SO BIG SO FAST?! I really love that very first one. So much joy in your faces! Such great photos.

  6. Kami December 20, 2011 8:59 am edit

    So fun to see your family at first grow and then change as the kids get older!

    Happy Holidays to you, my friend!

  7. Kristabella December 20, 2011 9:55 am edit

    They are so grown up! Nathan and that tie kills me!

    Merry Christmas!!

  8. sizzle December 20, 2011 10:01 am edit

    I can’t believe it’s been 3 years! I totally remember you posting that photo on your blog.

    I am usually the photographer too. It’s great to capture these moments.

  9. Bethany December 20, 2011 10:05 am edit

    Thanks for sharing your family pictures..You look like a happy family..

  10. heidikins December 20, 2011 10:49 am edit

    Ohmylawsy, you’re family is gorgeous!


  11. Danica December 20, 2011 12:08 pm edit

    Wow. Seeing the previous years’ portraits make the look SO BIG NOW. They’re giants.

  12. Elizabeth December 20, 2011 3:03 pm edit

    It’s like a blink. Just gone so fast!
    Beautiful family.

  13. Ashley December 20, 2011 11:28 pm edit

    I think 2006 is my favourite. Something in your eyes screams how happy you are. Not that the rest don’t, but it’s my fav!

  14. Emily @ Make It Happen Mama December 21, 2011 12:21 pm edit

    I love seeing the progression – beautiful! It’s wonderful that you have a family portrait (including the special mama) from each year :-)

  15. Nenette December 21, 2011 2:15 pm edit

    I love seeing the kids grow! This is so beautiful, Angella. :)

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