Every year since having Graham, we make an effort to take a family photo so that we can send it to family and friends and have an annual record that I am, indeed, part of this family. I love going back and watching our family grow.

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Last year we also included a photo I had taken of all three kids, as we thought it kind of captured their personalities perfectly. It’s framed and on our fireplace mantle as well.

2010

Last weekend, I took one of the three of them as I was setting up my tripod for our annual shoot.

It, too, captures their personalities but I’m not sure if that one will go on the mantle.

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

(We tried to get a photo with the dog included in it but he kept facing the wrong way.)

We sure have come a long way. Happy holidays, folks.

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  1. Hannah December 2, 2010 1:42 am edit

    Awesome!! It’s so fun looking at this timeline of pics. Love this year’s offering also! :-)
    .-= Hannah´s last blog ..Completely overwhelmed … =-.

  2. mapsgirl December 2, 2010 5:59 am edit

    You have a beautiful family! It’s neat to look back and see how things have changed :)

  3. annabelle December 2, 2010 6:24 am edit

    Beautiful! Gorgeous! So very lovely!

    Merry Merry to you and yours!

  4. alimartell December 2, 2010 7:14 am edit

    I absolutely love looking at your family pics.

    we got our first family picture EVER this summer. I am so angry that we’ve never taken them! They are such a treasure.
    .-= alimartell´s last blog ..While You Were Doing Something Very Important Tonight… =-.

  5. Kami's Khlopchyk December 2, 2010 8:17 am edit

    Gorgeous! I love this post, so fun to see your family grow and change!
    .-= Kami’s Khlopchyk´s last blog ..Spontaneous Photography Field Trip =-.

  6. Mrs. Wilson December 2, 2010 8:26 am edit

    In the 2004 photo, Graham TOTALLY looks like Daniel! Also, you look like you haven’t aged a day since 2003. I love this year’s photo and I love that you posted all the years, so awesome to see the changes in the number of kids and in the kids themselves.
    .-= Mrs. Wilson´s last blog ..five hours and seventy dollars later- I am now a professional defensive driver =-.

  7. Sharon December 2, 2010 9:09 am edit

    So gorgeous! I love all your family photos. :)
    .-= Sharon´s last blog ..Thanksgiving wrapup =-.

  8. mommyknows December 2, 2010 9:22 am edit

    It’s so much fun to see the kids change through the years! Happy Holiday’s to you too!

  9. Kristabella December 2, 2010 10:21 am edit

    Adorable, as always!
    .-= Kristabella´s last blog ..Cynical Or Just Smart =-.

  10. Karen December 2, 2010 10:29 am edit

    Love seeing the family history. Gorgeous photos!

  11. Kerri Anne December 2, 2010 10:51 am edit

    I got all excited just now, remembering I took 2009′s family photo!

    Also, I have that picture of your kiddos framed and on my mantle, too. Though I suppose it’s less “mantle” and more “console table.”

    Also, you are beautiful, A.
    .-= Kerri Anne´s last blog ..You Should Watch This- 127 Hours =-.

  12. Lisa December 2, 2010 11:28 am edit

    Aww Love it! The timeline is awesome. Happy Holidays to your beautiful family.
    .-= Lisa´s last blog ..A few words on inspiration =-.

  13. hillary December 2, 2010 11:46 am edit

    love it!
    .-= hillary´s last blog ..Mountain Tops Seem Nice From A Distance =-.

  14. sizzle December 2, 2010 12:16 pm edit

    I can’t see the final two photos. POOP. My computer won’t load them. Without seeing them I still know they are adorable.
    .-= sizzle´s last blog ..I Got Yelled At In South Philly =-.

  15. heidikins December 2, 2010 1:43 pm edit

    Gorgeous!

    xox
    .-= heidikins´s last blog ..the study of daydreaming about new leather knee-high boots =-.

  16. Sherry December 2, 2010 1:51 pm edit

    How is it that the two of you have not aged in all those years?! Only the kids are getting older!
    .-= Sherry´s last blog ..Advent calendar day 1- plus zombies! =-.

  17. Jennifer Kirk December 2, 2010 2:03 pm edit

    it’s AWESOME!
    .-= Jennifer Kirk´s last blog ..Noemi and Russ =-.

  18. Elaine December 2, 2010 2:40 pm edit

    I love watching the family grow too! Such fun to see the changes. Y’all are gorgeous every year.
    .-= Elaine´s last blog ..Thanksgiving is evil =-.

  19. Mary-Anne Bittner December 2, 2010 3:55 pm edit

    These are absolutely gorgeous. Would love to meet them all someday. Miss you my friend.

  20. Domestic Extraordinaire December 2, 2010 4:45 pm edit

    LOVE the family photo!!!
    .-= Domestic Extraordinaire´s last blog ..Pineapples arent just a fruit =-.

  21. Danica December 2, 2010 5:15 pm edit

    Woo! You’re getting good at this. Looks great! (Who am I kidding – they always did.) Happy Christmas Friend!
    .-= Danica´s last blog ..Regarding Blogging =-.

  22. Kate December 2, 2010 8:04 pm edit

    And Merry Christmas to you!

  23. Victoria December 2, 2010 8:36 pm edit

    I love this! So much fun to see your family over the years. And to see the snow/non snow years too :)
    .-= Victoria´s last blog ..My Time =-.

  24. Tamara December 2, 2010 9:16 pm edit

    You’re purty! :)

  25. Ashley December 3, 2010 2:36 pm edit

    That’s a beautiful photo! Wow, have those guys grown :)

    Also, I’d totally have inlcuded the one with the dog butt – somehow it seems appropriate for the species.
    .-= Ashley´s last blog ..Let me tell you =-.

  26. Colleen December 3, 2010 8:51 pm edit

    You have a gorgeous family.

    And a great family photo is less than 10 tries??? You are truly awesome.
    .-= Colleen´s last blog ..Picture the Holidays – All You Need Is Love =-.

  27. Sarah December 4, 2010 9:37 pm edit

    CUTE!

    Also, the fact that all your kids have blond hair gives me hopes that when Vahid and I have a kid (ya know a LONG time from now) that maybe they will have blue eyes. (His mom has them so they run in his family and I obviously have them. One can hope right?)
    .-= Sarah´s last blog ..It’s cold outside And white But it’s not Christmas =-.

  28. Barbara@TheMIddleAges December 6, 2010 10:51 am edit

    We do the same thing every year. I’ve never tried to look at them year by year. You’ve inspired me. (love your shots and your respective ‘tudes)
    B
    The Middle Ages
    .-= Barbara@TheMIddleAges´s last blog ..The Grateful Alive =-.

  29. nicole December 15, 2010 12:56 pm edit

    Your kids are SO AMAZINGLY CUTE. All of you guys, really :) Happy holidays!
    .-= nicole´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday- Jan-April 2010 =-.

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