The kids know just how much I love having photos of them both to enjoy now, and to keepsake for them in the future. So they began planning a super duper photo Christmas surprise for me back in October, I think they said! The girls started scheming about how to get Ted and I out on a date, while they kept all the little ones with them. They also hoped to do it on a day that was sunny with no rain, so they could take the photos outside on the Tevis' farm. They also went through all their closets to find two different matching outfits for all 10 of them! So after church one Sunday afternoon, they insisted that we get away just the two of us for a lunch date . . .while they quickly scurried over to the Tevis' farm for the very special photo shoot! Funny thing was, the day before was the afternoon Joseph tripped and had to have stitches near one of his eyes. And Ted woke up that very Sunday morning not feeling well! So, the kids had to be a bit nervous about whether or not they could actually pull the whole thing off! But they sure did!!! Thanks so much to Rich and Janet too, for all their help during the photo shoot! What a wonderful Christmas morning surprise I'll always fondly remember!
Lydia did such a great job taking all these creative pictures!
I love Benjamin's expression in this one!
Thank you, thank you kids for this very special surprise!
Your thoughtful "labor of love"
is such a sweet blessing to me in so many ways,
and definitely a gift that keeps on giving . . .
all year 'round!