speed. We used this snapshot from a fall trip to the mountains. I was grieved by their everyday clothes and the fact that although she denies it to this today, it looks like Reagan had snipped the left half of her bangs right off. But for all this picture was lacking, the mountainous backdrop and the proud big brother more than made up for it.
2010: It almost didn't happen again. But posting all these pictures last year inspired me to overcome the whining, fighting, dressing, and pretending to smile for the camera. We snapping this one without incident after church the last Sunday before Christmas, just in time to make my Christmas cards late. Perfect.
2011: They're older now, and it no longer takes much fuss to produce perfect Christmas card pictures. But what we've lost in effort, we've gained in maturity and memories. It's taken the last couple of years for me to realize that perfect doesn't happen when a shutter flickers open and closed. Perfect happens when you look back over the years and find that every imperfect moment was a blessing anyway.