I am going backwards in recapping missed blog posts. Soon I will get to our Cruise and then to Thanksgiving eventually. I really wanted to write this post to say how important it is to take years family portraits of your family. They may be horrible, badly lit, in unmatching clothes. But who cares??? These photos are for you and your family and future generations! I am so glad that even since I purchased my first digital SLR camera (a Canon Rebet XT!!!) that I took the time to corall my family into a photo together because if not, we wouldn't have ANY photos of us all together ever!

This year my tripod was missing from my car (Seth!!!) and I had forgotten my remote but we still managed to get some photos! I used boxes on top of tables or chairs to set my camera on this year and used the built in self-timer and my flash to get these photos. However, having a cheap tripod and a wireless remote would have come in handy. I highly urge you to pick these two items up and leave them in your bag or car for all sort of family gatherings!

The first two photos are of my Dad's side of the family. The first one is with my parents. I take mostly after my dad but I am soooooo thankful for getting my mom's nose!!

This was at Seth's side of the family. We wore our cute ugly Christmas sweaters! I am sooo proud of Seth's mom! She is looking AMAZING after loosing 100 lbs! Inspiration to us for sure!