We had family pictures taken in December, which might look familiar if you’re on my Christmas card list and/or my Facebook friend :). Here’s what’s amazing about them. Trying to get everyone ready and then trying to get everyone to cooperate just about made Matt and I lose our minds. It was not fun. Also, our two oldest kids have kind of crossed over from cute-ness to awkwardness. I literally kept groaning when I saw their goofy, forced smiles. (When we got the pictures back, Matt wondered why there were so many of Thomas and Mary — because they’re cute, that’s why!) But my talented friend Lindsey (who by the way is one of the most generous people I’ve ever met in my life — she is the kind of friend who says yes to every favor and I hope she knows I would do anything for her) made us look happy and adorable in spite of ourselves. Thanks again, Lindsey.