Sunday, December 14, 2014

Family Christmas Pictures 2014!

In mid November we had our Family Christmas Pictures taken by my friend Starr. I look forward to these every year! Starr had a different location in mind this year, but then it rained and rained and rained so those locations were soaked and wouldn't work. So we went back to the same place we did last year...Fort Steilacoom Park. Except this time instead of being in front of the barns she had us in a more woodsy setting.   

It was sunny and clear and COLD!!! 

All the kids' hands were freezing! Thankfully the older ones are pretty good at toughing it out. 

Starr had this awesome idea to capture the kids running around us like crazy animals they are. What you can't see is Zeke...he's right between us crying his head off wanting up!

Uncle Ry and Aunt Stephie looking so nice! 

Loved this cute candy cane idea. 


This is seriously the best picture Michael and I have had in years. I liked last years picture of us, but there was something funky about my hair that drove me nuts. This was is great though! 

I don't know what it was about the candy canes, but we had issues with ours. In our kissing shot they aren't even touching! 

And this is where this little guy was during the candy cane shots! 

Our cute family of six! Ella looks so cute holding her hands, but she's really freezing! 

Let me tell you this cutie was not in a mood for pictures. He was quite fussy, mostly because he was cold, but there was really no soothing him. He didn't want to be covered in a blanket or anything. He just having a bad day. I was so sure that there was NO WAY Starr would even get one picture of him smiling, but she's a miracle worker!  

I love the location and all the wood and trees. So rustic! 

Ga-Ga & Pa did a great job with their candy canes too! 

This is my favorite candy cane shot! 

The whole fam!

I had no idea that Uncle Ry and Aunt Stephie got this cute shot with Ella until we got our pictures back. I just love it!!!! 

At the end of the shoot Starr brought out the fake snow...the kids loved it! 

The first time Jack had a handful of snow instead of blowing on it he just dropped the whole handful to the ground. Silly boy!!! He got the idea of blowing it the second time around though! 

Happy boy! 

Love this shot with his cute smile! 

Her little chipmunk teeth kill me! She's so cute!!! 

Very focused!!! 

In an effort to get a snowy shot with Zeke...since of course he wanted nothing to do with blowing it...Starr thought it would be fun to sprinkle snow on him. Well Jack thought it would be more fun to just smash a handful of snow on his head and rub it around. Man it is sure tough being the youngest!!! 

After the snow incident there was pretty much no going back for Zeke so he was excluded from the boys shot this year! Love my handsome guys!!! 

This is my favorite picture of me and Ella ever!!! I love this girl! 

And Starr worked her magic and I have all new pictures to put in my frames on the wall! Thank you Starr!!!