I don't have a photogenic family. We wiggle. We squint. We fake smile. We get tired. And yes, I'm purposefully using the pronoun we because it absolutely includes me!
Seriously Micah, I don't think standing here to take a picture is as painful as you're making it look.
Our family had a great time away. A great time being active together. A great time laughing together. A great time exploring and discovering together.
Yes, there were moments when Grady and I exchanged glances and silently asked each other, "Seriously? Why didn't we bring some babysitting help? I haven't relaxed yet so this is hardly vacation!"
But it's all part of the fun. The memory. The experience. The journey. And I wouldn't change a thing about it. I love my family - Grady Lee's quirky tendencies, Micah's pouty independence, Annalyses's dramatic cries, and my husband's deep devotion to loving his kids in exciting ways.
My cup runneth over.