The family photo challenge (a family picture of the six of us for twelve months) can be a bit difficult between the rain and busy schedules.  We were down to the wire…March 31.  Ben was absolutely glued to his computer and I think didn’t get up for about 15 hours yesterday, solving some important issues, but I pried him out of his chair for 20 minutes.  It was enough time to pick up my awesome friend, Michalina, who shot these off for me.  I absolutely love the ones of us all loving and squeezed up together with the cherry blossoms surrounding us but I also am sharing what a lot of the messiness that was going on.  This, my friends, is family photography! The cherry blossoms.  We didn’t have time to drive to a wild field with flowering trees and had to find one in our neighbourhood that didn’t have houses directly behind it.  Not easy but I scouted after school.

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Ben, ever the good sport for  the wife with the photo ideas, checks his phone and puts off the problem people for 15 minutes.

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We try grouping number one but Theo keeps lunging at Ruby or choking me and Ben looks pained as he keeps the boys balanced.

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Configuration number two allows Theo to grab a branch and whip his siblings.

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Mummy takes the branch away and Theo pulls Daddy’s hair. Mummy tries to keep things happy and not get too bossy.

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Ohhhh, the group hug idea starts to work, and the magic starts to happen. Cassandra appreciates that Michalina is shooting away! We got it! We got it!!!06-Marchfam-1307-Marchfam-1108-Marchfam-15

Then the hugs get too intense and squeezy.

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Injuries begin to take place.

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And….we’re done! Five minutes of pictures and we have a good one and a bunch that will make us laugh!

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