Life is not picture perfect as you can tell from our last post…    And neither are our family sessions…


Do you remember 2 years ago when we did our last extended family session?  We battled a storm and other mishaps. This time it was sickness. We already rescheduled once due to a 105 heat index. So now we had the date set aside for our special family day: photo shoot, church, food, playing outside, and horse cart rides.


The night before, I noticed our little girl seemed a little warm. Bummer… She had a fever. I called everyone to let them know. Do you guys care? Should we move forward with our plans? After talking it out, we decided we will continue as planned.


The next morning came. It was a Sunday morning. We all had found substitutes for our church responsibilities. My dad had a message prepared. My mom had a vehicle loaded with food for the day. We were all looking forward to being together!! I was getting our little girl ready – curling her hair – when all of a sudden she complained of her tummy hurting and then – yes… threw up. By now it was 9:30. Everyone was arriving by 10:00!


I called my mom to ask her what to do!?! We both couldn’t decide. The mommy part of me wanted to stay with my little girl all morning near the bathroom and tend to her every sick need. The other side of me saw all the work that my family had gone to in preparing for this day… and not to mention, they were on their way!! After many back and forth conversations, they all came. We pulled the sick child in for a few shots and went forth with the rest of our day. Looking back, I’m glad we continued as we made some great memories that day.


My parents and all the grandkids.





An updated family pic… sick kid and all




8O6A0281_1  8O6A0383_1




Our Sunday morning service. Singing songs together and listening to a message. We even sat around the piano and my mom played – just like old times. ♥




Great lesson on being kind to one another…

Key verse: Ephesians 4:32 “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”



After lunch, we enjoyed the outdoors.



Another example that life is not picture perfect. Selfishness plays a part… Sometimes you just have to wait your turn. 😉



Cart rides




I love these 2. So thankful for the love they show and for all they do.





We finished the day playing some baseball and relaxing.



A pretty amazing non-perfect day!







5 Comments so far

  1. Gerry Kruse October 23rd, 2014 10:56 am

    Oh my how we treasure these pictures and memories! Thank you! xox

  2. Marcia Rinkenberger October 23rd, 2014 11:16 am

    Can’t wait to put your published beautiful book,on my coffee table!! X&Hugs!

  3. g-ma d. October 23rd, 2014 3:02 pm

    what great memories you will have !!!

  4. Tami Paige October 27th, 2014 7:16 pm

    Haley…It’s so fun to see the family growing!! It looks like it was such a fun day!!!

  5. Jill Tucci October 28th, 2014 11:20 am

    So beautiful!!! Love C’s apple in the group photo!

Leave a reply