I just realized it’s been forever since I posted anything about my family. And let’s be honest… it’s really the only reason you come to this site.
Wedding-schmeddings. You really only care about my family photos. Here is a little peek into what we’ve been up to.
Some of these you may have already seen if you follow me on Instagram. (Which of course you do right?)
Right when Jo & I got back from Haiti we kicked things off with our annual vow renewal. Each year Danille & I renew our vows in our back yard with just the kids. They each get to play different parts and Danielle and I put on the clothes we got married in. Most of these images came from Jo. He was the photographer we booked.
(While we are on the topic… does anyone else think wedding photographers charge WAY too much money?)
Sara is and has always been our nature lover. She is all about anything that is the great outdoors.
My favorite part of summertime is having piles and piles of friends over and listing to our kids run and play in the backyard till late into the night.
This was the year Luke & Eli both conquered their fear of the water. I was so so proud to see them just jump in and paddle away for their life.
We kicked off another year of homeschooling. This is Danielle’s 1st year teaching 4 kids. She’s kind of amazing. We also started a new tradition.
Field trip on the first week of school! The Children’s Museum of Houston was a winner!
My wife adores sunsets. My daughter adores making leaf art.
This one is too good not to share. We were at a random rest stop and one of the kids saw a bug which prompted Danielle to jump up and start screaming.
(Have I mentioned how much I love my wife?)
Sometimes when Eli goes to the dentist he leaves his pants unzipped. (Like a boss.)
Zoo time! The shot of Jo with the map in the cave is one of my most favorites ever.
Sara enjoyed feeing the giraffes so much she made a doodle about it later that night.
I’ve lost count of the number of times that I’ve look over and seen my wife with a pile of kids around her.
Sometimes she’s teaching them.
Sometimes she’s reading to them.
Sometimes she’s comforting them.
I never grow tired of seeing her. Every time I catch her “mothering” I fall deeper in love with her.
Before I know it these two boys will stop being 4 and 6 and be 14 & 16. That’s why they are already saving up to buy their first car.
Speaking of how time flies… About 1 week after Jo was born a new video game came out that I wanted to play. I was a dumb husband and “forced” Danielle and Jo to ride up to Tyler with me to buy it. She was such a fan of the moment that I commemorated it with a photo.
Fast forward 10 years and they just rereleased that game and Jo just played it and beat it. Time for another commemorative photo. :)
October was the month that I decided I would become a runner. Happy times! It was also the month Blockbuster closed. Sad times.
This family is the most amazing thing I have ever experienced. I love the trips, laughter, learning, and growing that we all do together.
There are always piles and piles of dishes to wash and put away but I always try to remind myself that the dishes were put there by those tiny humans that I’m crazy about.
I love wedding days. I love seeing a couple begin their life together. I love how they totally are giddy about each other.
I also love knowing a little secret. A secret they can’t even comprehend.
The secret is…
If you play your cards right
If you work and struggle
If you fight for your marriage
If you parent your hardest
If you love your kids when you are most tired
If you date and continue to fall in love with your spouse…
One day you will look back on your wedding day and think….
I had no idea how blessed my life could be.