Last Saturday morning I visited this sweet family, a fellow Bethel grad and her husband and their two cute boys, at their house. It’s obvious this home is filled with all kinds of love and fun. I knew it even before getting there, when in our before shoot correspondence one of the must capture activities was this thing called “cushion crash extravaganza”. I couldn’t wait to get there to see exactly what this entailed. Although I had a clue. I was a kid once with lots of couch cushions at my fingertips! And I was right. Sweet boy strategically placed couch cushions on floor, ran down hallway and jumped, and giggled and smiled uncontrollably, all while baby boy quickly crawled out of the way of impact. There was lots of tackling and playing and boy energy to be had.
After our cushion time sweet boy showed me his room and insisted on introducing me to all of his “bedtime friends”, making sure I photographed each and every one. Because every bedtime friend should have his or her own portrait, don’t you think?
Unfortunately the weather was cold and drizzly that day, and we didn’t spend as much time outside in their gorgeous yard as we would have liked, but to be honest my favorites moments of our time together are inside. There is something wonderful and sacred about a family hanging out together in their own home.
Below is the slideshow of some of my favorites from our time together. And I specifically choose this song from Addison Road to accompany it. Right before I left, as sweet boy was eating a zucchini muffin in the kitchen, dad asked him to recite his Bible verse from Awana for all of us. In cute broken English with his adorable 3-year-old voice he exclaimed, “You are the light of the world! A city on a hill cannot be hidden. People do not light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house! In the same way, let your light shine before people so they will see your good works and glorify your Father who is in heaven!” (Matthew 5:14-16) It had me smiling the entire drive home. Oh yes. A lot of light being shone in that house, regardless of the dreary weather outside.