Saturday, December 15, 2012

Christmas card 2012

This has been a year of pictures for us. Between engagement photos, graduation pictures, bridal shower pictures, wedding photos, and all the pictures in between, we have taken enough pictures this year to last us for awhile. It has been a busy year with so many wonderful memories. So when it came to deciding on one picture for this year's Christmas card, well, it was a little hard to narrow it down. And for those of you who know me well, know that I'm not the best when it comes to making decisions. 

After several days - well, maybe it was a few weeks - I finally made my decision. I chose a photo that meant the most to us and summed up our year the best, even though it wasn't the absolute best picture of us. The picture was made at our wedding reception, taken by our wonderful photographer Lauren Liddell, with our chocolate lab, Avery. What you can't see in the picture is that we were facing the reception location where everyone was eating, dancing, etc. Avery didn't understand why all those people were in the yard and was literally shaking. She was not cooperating, looking at the camera, perking her ears up pretty - at all. A big kuddos to Lauren for capturing this moment, which probably lasted for a tenth of a second. 

No pretty perked up ears. A somewhat blurry bride and groom. But this marked the beginning of our new life together. Just an imperfect girl and boy, and a little spunky lab, that make up our family with plenty of love to go around.

This is what most of our pictures with Avery were like. And needless to say this one didn't make it to the Christmas card.

And then Andrew decided to help get her attention so I could get a cute picture with Avery.

And the pictures aren't perfect but oh what fun memories! And memories win over pictures any day of the week.

I continue to rejoice in the Lord my Savior who has blessed me with these precious gifts.

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