my mom celebrates her birthday this week. one thing she has really wanted to do (especially since moving into their new house) is get all of her family together. this would include my family, my brother's family and two step-siblings we have ... and their families. doesn't seem like too much to ask right?
well, if you can believe it, i'm not sure the last time we were ALL together. it seems as though someone is always missing ... even during the holidays. so the fact that a week ago my mom invited us all over for a bbq AND we were all available was pretty amazing.
there was no way i was going to let this be undocumented. so, an official family shot was taken. aside from my husband pulling a 'wilson' in the back row, it looks pretty good.
i know this day meant the world to my mom, but it meant a lot to me too. lately, it seems like there are so many reminders as to how precious life is and that we really do have to spend the time we have with those who mean the most to us.
it was a perfect afternoon. :)