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Family Photo Album

It’s the day after Christmas, and all through the house, the people are stuffed…just laying about. The presents are unwrapped, the paper & bows all cleaned up, and I’m about to settle in for a looooong winter’s nap.


Before I do, let me share a few of our recent family pictures with you!

My dear friend from college, and then from work is our “family photographer.” It sounds like a very official title, but really we’re lucky to have her…not many people would be so willing to work with a silly husband, fiesty dog, and somewhat…shall we say, uptight wife. She worked with our crazy schedule, weathered the wind and all of my props, and got them edited / back to me (with a ready-made Christmas card attached) in the middle of Christmas busy-ness.


It was pretty windy on picture day, so we tried to use the house as a windbreak. The bricks make kind of a pretty back drop!


Huxley cooperated in…some of the pictures. He laid down in others. He walked out of others. Still working on that picture training.


Love my & sign from Canton!


What a handsome little puppy!


We tried to take a few pics in the field behind our house…had the wind cooperated I think it would have made a cool backdrop!


In the house we posed for a few Christmas shots with the tree in the background…this is one of my favs. Chris’ eyes *are* open, they just squint a little when he’s smiling big!


This next one is my mom’s fav…pretty cute I’d say.


More plans to come for this banner…just wait until you see what I do with it next! THOMPSON (2)

And now for a few silly shots…


THOMPSON (17) I even had her take a birthday picture shot for Chris’ 30th birthday! THOMPSON (47)

Hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas…more blogs to come on mine, I’m sure!



Y’all come back now, ya hear? 🙂

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Say Cheese! Sit up! Act right! Smile!

I’m sure that’s how I sounded the day we were taking our family pictures…it was quite an adventure! 🙂

We met up with my dear friend A (from A Work of A.R.T. Photography…check her out on Facebook!) on a beautiful October afternoon to take family pics. She chose a park I’d never been too…but it had beautiful water features and benches and shaded areas…not to mention all the gorgeous fall colors in the trees. The park was full of other couples taking pictures, dads and daughters fishing, and children playing. (Probably the most awesome part of all was the costume party for a bunch of little ones…we saw superman riding on a play horse next to Woody, a little devil sliding down the slide, and princesses running and playing. So adorable!)

We made quite the scene ourselves…between the 3 of us, Huxley, a bag of props, a bag of puppy supplies / beauty stuff, a frame, big ol’ candy canes for an experimental picture, and a blanket it took all of us to get from one spot to the next. And even though we brought Huxley’s stake so that we could clip him in for the pictures he wasn’t in, photographer extraordinaire A held his leash WHILE she took our pictures!

Trust me, there were no other photographers in the park doing that!

So, without further adieu…here are the pictures!

This is one of my fav pics…it is just so fun!

Made that banner myself…you know how I love a pretty banner!!

Aren’t those fall colors beautiful?!

All you need is LOVE…and a dog. 🙂

I think the effects on this picture are so cool!

I got the idea for this picture from pinterest, and I love what it represents about our family! It shows how we’ve grown…I can’t wait to hold this picture next year in a new photo shoot to see where we are and how we’ve changed!

And, as if all those amazing pictures aren’t exciting enough, I got a tremendous deal on prints, cards, and a photobook from Shutterfly. (You’ll remember it from my post Photo Albums on the Fly.) More on that when my order comes in, but in the meantime you really should head over to and check out their beautiful Christmas cards. I got 40% off my cards AND free shipping.  Boo-yah!

So thank you again A for spending the afternoon with us and taking on a wild puppy and a silly husband for a photo shoot! You rock!


P.S. – That’s not all that’s happening in the picture world…hold on for the out-takes in a couple of days!

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