We don't get a family portrait very often but with a brilliant photographer on vacation with us in September there was no excuse not to get one this year! It would be an understatement to say that Remy and Ross were not quite as thrilled as I was, but even without their full cooperation Steph managed to get some that I really love. She loves them a little less, but that is because she is an artist. Just for her reputation's sake I should mention that she only edited the second and third so isn't responsible for the other two. :)
On a more personal note, I was pregnant in these pictures with a pregnancy that we lost a few weeks later. I was so tired, and trying to peer into a future that was shifting like an image in a kaleidoscope. And yet there was a kind of serenity too - pregnancy is like an ultimatum from the universe that makes your purpose crystal clear. Now the kaleidoscope world has shifted again, but I am doing okay, and I know that whatever happens, peace is as close as the God who has promised never to leave us, never to forsake us.