I have a multitude of gorgeous family photos, all of which are proudly displayed in our house. But if you were to ask me about my favorite family photo, I'd tell you that it's one I took with my cell phone. It's not one where you can see all of our faces, and it's not one where we're all smiling. But it's one that never fails to make me smile.
Yes, of all the gorgeous family photos I have, this is my favorite one. Why? Because it's silly. Because it makes me think of a good time. Because it's just so us.
We were on our way to a Halloween party, the day after Halloween. Luke and I were both dressed as devils, and Shane was rocking his Indiana Jones look. He'd grown his facial hair just right, and I was teasing him about how he had to shave it that night so Beth could take our family photos the next day. He told me he wanted one photo of his kickass goatee, so here it is. Shane affecting his most tough guy look, me with my devil wings poking into the picture, and Luke (for those of you ready to call CPS for an improperly done car seat, we'd just gotten to our destination, and I'd halfway unstrapped him when Shane begged me to take a photo!) looking like he's thinking, What in the WORLD is wrong with these people??
I love it.