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January 29, 2011

Pictures for the Weekend: Family pics 2010

Filed under: Family, Personal, Pictures for the Weekend — llcall @ 9:46 pm

I met this great photographer, Angie, last summer — although I didn’t know she was a photographer at the time (but I’m glad I do now because how adorable are these pics of her kids?!  Trust me, you want to click on the link — they even elicited an enthusiastic “cute” from Neal).  We did a barter of sorts and the upshot was that she took some family photos for us, even following us to multiple, sometimes strange locations (I’ll explain more about that later).  The photos were a big deal for us because neither of us grew up in photo-taking families but we want to make it at least an annual tradition.  But it’s tough when you’re pathologically frugal and high-quality pictures are so expensive!

The fact that it’s taking me three months to post the photos is no reflection on how we feel about them.  In fact, we spent a couple of hours debating the merits of each, selecting the perfect photo for different family members, and it was hard because we loved so many!  So without further ado, here’s your first installment with a focus on the babe:

I’m certain that not everyone will appreciate this picture as much as some of the later ones, but it is one of my favorites.  That look, the pursed lips, the reaching hand (most likely trying to pick up something miniscule) . . . it’s all so Addison.

I also love this one because you always need a photo commemorating such amazing thunder thighs and cankles.

Ultimately this one doesn’t highlight her cuteness in the way some others do, but check out those fine motor skills — she’s got skills to pay the bills!  We’ll never need to vacuum again (not that we ever did before) with her propensity for picking up every tiny piece of lint and fuzz.

Are you sensing a trend here?  “Don’t bother me, I’m picking up pebbles and leaves.  Only 70 billion left . . .”

But never fear, we’ve got some shots of her adorable smile too:

Patting daddy’s shoulder — one of her most endearing gestures.

And last, but certainly not least:

We were especially excited to give this one to Addison’s great grandparents because they taught her to patty-cake practically from day one.  And that’s exactly how she looks when she patty-cakes with them. *heart officially melted*



  1. L-O-V-E them! They are fantastic! And way to work those cute shoes of yours!

    Comment by Vickie Blanchard — January 30, 2011 @ 12:07 am

  2. I love them too! They’re adorable!!!! And I really like the first one a lot. 🙂 You have such a cute daughter and beautiful family!

    Comment by Genny — January 30, 2011 @ 2:00 am

  3. The first picture and the last picture are my favorite! You guys look great!!

    Comment by Kristin — January 30, 2011 @ 4:32 am

  4. LOVE them….and your shoes are so stylish. Very impressive :). Love you.

    Comment by Rach — January 30, 2011 @ 5:04 am

    • I know, right?! But I think we both know I didn’t pick out the shoes myself…they were a secret santa gift last Christmas. Ha!

      Comment by llcall — January 30, 2011 @ 5:11 am

  5. Excellent pictures! I’m envious. I want some cool family pictures of my family.

    Comment by Jo — January 30, 2011 @ 3:35 pm

  6. SO CUTE!!!

    Comment by Rachel — January 30, 2011 @ 3:50 pm

  7. These pics are such an expected and delightful surprise! I never pegged you two as the family photo type, but I hope this ends up becoming an annual tradition. Love it!

    Comment by Andrea — January 31, 2011 @ 3:20 am

  8. I needed that adorableness break for the soul sucking pain that is getting ready for a presentation.

    Comment by Kirsten — January 31, 2011 @ 11:32 pm

  9. I think I have seen this blog post three times now and always forget to leave a comment….probably because I am enthralled by your adorable child. I think she has got to be the cutest little thing ever

    Comment by Emily T — February 2, 2011 @ 12:33 am

  10. wonderful!

    Comment by kaila — February 2, 2011 @ 3:48 am

  11. We had the same type of family! No annual pictures! And for some reason, that has always been my priority too! Luckily, I have a sister who is a talented photographer, so I don’t have to pay anything! Love that I don’t have to spend anything and still get great annual pics!

    Love these! Addison looks as adorable as always, and I think you are all such a cute family!

    Comment by Meg Romney — February 3, 2011 @ 5:06 am

  12. What beautiful photos! I love the photojournalistic style. Addison’s so photogenic!

    Comment by Soo — February 19, 2011 @ 3:57 am

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