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Wednesday, July 17, 2013

4th of July--Mini Photo Shoot & Outtakes

Happy Belated Birthday America!


We started 4th of July off with a little mini photo shoot. I had the boys dress in their annual Old Navy shirts that Grammy buys them & rolled up a pair of jeans going for the "Tom Sawyer" look. We headed to the land right behind the house and there we sat up shop. They boys weren't all that into the photo shoot & it took a little bit of bribing but we got what we needed. & most importantly, the boys took care of the flag, its not to touch the ground & since they aren't that tall, we had to make sure there was something else keeping the flag off the ground--enter the wagon.






Even looking back at these pictures just brings the biggest smile to my face. I look at how big our boys have gotten & I can't hardly believe it. They have their own very unique personalities & they each shine in their own way. But what I love most is the JOY that comes across in their smiles. The innocence that each of their smiles show. An innocence that I so badly want to protect from this crazy world that we live in. A crazy world but a free one. A freedom that came at a huge price & a freedom that brave men & women lost their lives fighting for & a freedom that even more brave men & women continue to fight for. And although we come together as a Nation on July 4th to celebrate our country's birthday, a day doesn't go by that we don't remember & thank those who have made this all possible. God Bless you all.

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I thought it would be fun to include a few outtakes of our shoot just to show that not every picture is an instant framer. With that being said though, every picture tells a story & a lot of the time, the outtakes are just as important to me!







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