Getting everyone to actually look at the camera?
But littlest guy knows just how to keep his mama smiling
(and he was happy we let him take his permanent-these-days-shades off for the photo!)
Lookin' like a bunch of monkeys!
My favorite of Bren!
He looks like a fox caught in the hen house...
and I still have no idea why he looks so - guilty!
Our Anna - she's got to be,
the sweetest and most mischevious one of the bunch!
She's been taking silliness lessons from Rebekah.
M&M adores her cuz... but she also loves teasing Andi by playing "hard to get!"
the under 21 crew
Those under-age ones are STILL hangin' around!
Close... but still too many looking off in wrong directions...
We finally settled on this one... and just like last year, Jon's really the only too-goofy one!
While it doesn't qualify as miraculous - getting 10 to all look at the camera, smile...
recognizing that at least one of those 10 REFUSES to smile...
and that half of those 10 are 11 and under...???
Well, that does make us thankful for the as-close-to-decent-photos
we actually manage to snap!
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness
from this time forth
The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.
~ Isaiah 9:6-7 ~
~ Isaiah 9:6-7 ~
Saying many prayers for a Christ-focused, family and friend-filled Christmas!Merry Christmas from our corner of the world to yours...
Brendan, Rebekah Joy, Nadia, Anna
Victoria, Jonathan, Elsie Mae & Mary Michelle