On November 23rd I woke to a chilly storm, coating the roads and my car with a thick sheet of ice. Normally, I would take this as an opportunity to stay inside and avoid getting out of my pajamas, but today was a special morning, because I was asked by a friend to photograph her family as they all gathered at her home to celebrate Christmas. For the first time, Kathy's three daughters would be coming together with all of their children and all of her grandchildren would meet for the first time. Adorable twin babies, and a fun and active four year old are exactly what I needed to cheer my spirits on this cold winter day.
As I sit here writing, during a January blizzard, my husband and I took our own Christmas tree down last night, and we are headed into the dark days of winter. I find myself reflecting on the beauty of the holiday season and how every family has their own traditions that evolve over time, with new generations of grandchildren and spouses, time is a fascinating thing when it comes to how families choose to come together and begin to weave their lives into one another.
Getting dressed up and prepared to spend quality time with those closest to you is such a beautiful way to recharge and prepare to head into the days of winter.
It brought me such joy to see this family enjoying the wild spirits of both young and old, Whether that be playing baseball inside with grandma, or racing trucks around the kitchen, these are the days that you treasure and embrace the perfect imperfections of each piece of the puzzle that makes up your own unique family.
I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and that you enjoyed every moment of restoring your joy and love for one another.
Peace & Love,