We are all home for just 48 hours and while my trusty iPhone snaps are great for FB posts and for me to troll through when I am feeling like I need to see all my peeps - they are hardly "good" photos.
But with so little time I didn't want the stress of a photo session. And I wanted relaxed photos...not formal ones.
So I asked a huge favour of a friend whose photos I love. He has a great eye and while he is not a professional photographer, you'd never know it from his shots.
He agreed to hang out with us over family dinner last night and just shoot as we did our usual thing. He was so unobtrusive and we felt very relaxed and had our appy's and sat down to a bbq dinner - as we so often have.
Here are some of the photos.....I am SO SO grateful - I love them. I was determined even to love the ones of me (which I usually detest) and you know what.... I actually do love them. Of course I see all my flaws first but I lingered long enough to see the joy and love too. And the ones of my parents and the kids and Allan - so wonderful. No staged group shots - just us as we are, right now....
Garth Poon - you did such a great job - we are so grateful that you took on the challenge - you did a masterful job - if that teaching gig doesn't work out we think you could make a go of the photog gig! Thank you thank you thank you.
Byres4 + Gaga and Papa Summer 2017
We are lucky to have each other, to have this home and the means to enjoy wonderful meals. Boy am I going to miss these gatherings as Lindsay leaves tomorrow and David next weekend but I will cherish these memories and photos and trust that there are more moments and meals to come - together.
Lindsay and David - I am so very proud of you. I know you are ready for your next chapters and will do us and yourselves proud as you go. Remember this Mama loves you to the moon and back 50 million times and that will never change.
Go well my sweeties