Saturday, May 7, 2011
I'm somewhat obsessed with family pictures. I make my family endure this tradition at least twice a year, and I'm pretty sure it drives them crazy. So, I consider it a huge feat when I can manage to pull off a successful photo shoot. I'm so happy with how our photos turned out, thanks to our photographer Jessica, who was extremely patient with our not-so-cooperative three-year-old and super-squinty seven-year-old.
I had a vision for this photo months ago, but am still surprised we actually pulled it off. I have my friend Jill to thank for sewing the girls' skirts (this is the Junior Meadow Spirit Skirt pattern) and Amy at thebelleandthebeau.com for sewing the awesome ties for Joel and the boys. I sewed the Vintage Flutter Dress in the Sapphire colorway for myself. I was pretty pleased with my handiwork until I went to sit down and the zipper split open at the bottom. Oops. It's a good thing Jessica and my family were the only ones around to witness that little embarrassment.
Joel thought it was kind of dorky that I made him and Carson pull their ties out of their sweaters, but I wanted Amy to see how great they looked!
We're making our final preparations for Quilt Market this weekend. I'd like to say we're completely ready and that we'll be able to enjoy a relaxing Mother's Day together tomorrow, but we still have a long list of items to check off. And unfortunately, I woke up with a sore throat and headache today, and our 7-year-old woke up with a fever and stomachache. Pretty awesome. I guess the timing could be worse, but now I'm just keeping my fingers crossed that Joel's immune system is strong enough to fend off all the germs, at least until Market is over.