If you read Jeff's blog, you might already know that on November 10th we started a new hobby... Sunday photo adventures. Sometimes it's all five of us, but sometimes we put Elliott down for his nap and leave him in the care of James and Evy for two hours so we can have a photo adventure/date. It's been pretty amazing.
As a family we've explored Soda Lake in the California Valley, discovered an abandoned adobe, taken a farm tour of Paso where we found sheep, pigs, miniature horses, and eaten roadside fruit, carrots freshly pulled out of the ground, and yummy goat cheese. The kids loved meeting said goats and feeding them ice cream cones full of grain. Really cool.
As a couple, Jeff and I have visited San Miguel and taken the Mission tour- something we'd never actually done after many Mission visits and masses there. Really beautiful and so moving. We've also discovered the Caledonia Adobe, had impromptu picnics in the park, and enjoyed uninterrupted conversations- something pretty sacred in a house with three children. We're loving this new Sunday tradition.
However, in my search for a Christmas card photo- I noticed one thing we've been lacking in our lives is portraits of us together. We take SOOOOOO many photos of the kids and each other too, but we have less exactly ONE of all five of us together in 2013. Not acceptable! So I decided to add a challenge to our Sunday adventures... A PORTRAIT SERIES!