Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Family Photos!

Family pictures are often a dreaded occasion. There is always someone who doesn't want to be there. There are usually a bundle of blinks. No matter what day you plan them it is always windy. The baby won't look at the camera, another kids crying, and the list goes on and on. However, I am proud to admit that we were lucky. With Tanner home from his mission and our newest addition we decided (Bonnie and Brian decided) that it was time for another Andre family photo. It was a beautiful (and HOT) day and everyone was in a good mood ... even Emree. Here are the results!





Life is full of good days and hard days and in between those we make room for a few really great days. I love to read peoples blogs because you get to hear about day to day life and while we don't spill our sour milk over our pages for the world to see and read, I think we learn to uplift. When I read about someone else and their great day or maybe even just their good day I can get through my not so good day. While the not so good days come few and far between for me right now, I know it isn't that way for everyone. If you are in a long streak of not so good days, remember to smile and look up. There is always (and I promise you ALWAYS) a little bit of sunshine peaking through the clouds. Isn't it great how even the smallest ray can still bring some of the brightest light...




13 comments:

Whidget said...

Great photos! I love the last one because et's face it--now that they are here- the baby IS the center of everything!

Sarai Stones said...

Super darling!

Kathy said...

What a cute family and I love your new hair cut!

Kacey Nielsen said...

Ooh those turned out so cute! What a great background on that first picture. Oh and your hair is adorable! Whenever girls cut their hair shorter after marraige it is always a "mom" cut. What is so wrong with that huh? It's easier to do, babies can't grab handfuls of it so easily, and (for me at least) the shorter it is, the less easy it is for me to just pull it back in a ponytail every day and call it good! Boys should be more grateful for the mom 'do.

Ashley said...

What a cute family!! And that baby is adorable!!

Stacey said...

Those pictures turned out beautiful!

Tiffany Fackrell said...

the one where you are all standing at the fence looking at the camera, Emeree's face is PRICELESS, LOVE IT!!! And I love that she has the pop of color! Your header is adorable too!

Tiffany Fackrell said...

oops sorry, I added too many E's in Emree's name.

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

That Emree is just so darling. What handsome photos.

Mandee said...

I love the one when everyone is looking at Emree! That's totally how it is when there is only one grandbaby.

Jordan said...

You guys look so great! I love the pictures! Your hair looks awesome. Its funny Tyler said you are now officially a mom. Nick always says that once your a mom your hair starts to get shorter and shorter

Ande Payne said...

Actually you were my little ray of light today! Thank you for your sweet comment. It was so you and I loved it. I also LOVE the family pictures and your new hair. How fun! It was so good to see you the other day and play games, we'll have to do it again for sure!

Crystal and Kyle said...

Cute Pic! I love the one of everyone looking at Emree. She is just eating the attention up :) I hear your in Washington. FUn! Today was actually one of those difficult days for me, so thank you for the encouraging words! Hopefully (cross my fingers) I'll get some sleep and that will help :) Love you and miss you!!