These days I tend to shy away from being in front of the camera.
It usually takes a couple of tries to get an angle that is flattering.
That's what 30 extra pounds will do y'all.
But... embrace is my word of the year remember?
(I have more to tell you about this amazing cuff and my sweet friend who makes them..
but until then, here is her shop. I highly recommend owning one (or two) of these)
So I'm relearning to embrace the camera...
In our recent visit to our daughter and son-in-laws in North Carolina,
Elizabeth convinced us to do a photo shoot.
I have some darling ones of their family and the grandkids that I can't wait to share.
But today you get me.
My favorite ones aren't the posed ones but the candid ones that Elizabeth captured.
These are me. The real me.
The laughing so hard it get's ugly me.
I don't even remember what I was laughing at. Who knows.
I'm just tickled my girls will have these to look back on and remember me in action.
(my eyes just turn into slits and disappear when I laugh.)
And while I'm talking about being thankful,
I'm so thankful for this man and how he loves me.
I look at these pictures and see the wrinkles around my eyes and his gray in his beard and I don't cringe at all when I see it.
In fact, I totally embrace it, knowing what they represent.
Time the Lord has given us together.