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My two kids

What a beautiful, mild December afternoon this was in Austin, just before sunset. Christopher looks very handsome here. It took me forever to pick out clothes for all of us to wear, but since I really liked last year's family photo outfits, I went with the same thing, black long sleeved shirts and jeans, because it still looked fabulous to me and it goes with anything.My friend, Gabby, knew I was frustrated about not getting a decent family Christmas picture taken yet, so she had us meet her at one of her favorite spots and she snapped a few family photos and some individual ones for us. Nice work, once more, Gabby! Sometimes it's best to leave these matters to the professionals, and that she is.
Lindsey's got a halo in this picture, she's a little angel. What loving children we've been blessed with. They're always "abounding in good works" and being good examples to people around them, me especially. I'm just amazed at how fortunate, or blessed, I am. I guess instead of a big brood of kids, I have been given a couple of really awesome ones to make up for it. Knock on wood, though! I don't what anything to change and have them turn into hoodlums! I don't think that will happen though, they're on the right path for now. Let's hope it stays that way.

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Julie V said…
They both have halos! Great photos of my niece and nephew. You are indeed blessed and our whole family is as well for getting to share them with you.
Kelly said…
Yes, it's true, Julie, two halos.
Callisto said…
I'd say the possibility of your kids turning into hoodlums is pretty high. I mean, look at the rest of us: practically our whole family is made of hoodlums. There's no chance for Lindsey or Christopher. Sorry. :D
Lonna said…
I really like those pictures. I think that you do have such great kids, and what a blessing that is for sure. Every time I see Lindsey I feel like she is more grown up than the last.

I hope that you post some more of the great photos of your family.
Cathleen said…
Great photos, and from what you say....you are blessed that they are great children too! I so love it when a picture turns out well...a rare occurrence for us these days. I loved your little family letter/book too! Hope 2009 continues to bless you and your family :0)
Lisa said…
Those pictures are just beautiful. I love the way the sun catches in their hair.
those are both great pictures. I think Lindsey looks so pretty. I LOVED the family ones that were in your christmas card. All of them turned out so great.
Amanda said…
Those are some great looking pictures. I agree with you on the black and denim. It's smart to choose something that you won't look back at and wonder what you were thinking!
Bobbi said…
Beautiful pics of beautiful kids. Love the outfits, too! And the halos!
Kellie said…
Lindsey looks gorgeous in this photo; Christopher looks great too. That Gabby is really something!
I love your family pics! You have such a great looking fam! We need to meet each other's family, so i can see these angel's of yours!
Maryanne said…
Those are such nice photos. I love the lighting! :o)

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