It would be a terrible lie to post these joyous pictures without this clause: When we announced to the children that we were going on a hike last Thursday morning, there were tears; weeping, wailing and gnashing of teeth. However, within three minutes of beginning our trek around Lake Hodges in North San Diego County, the boys' hearts nearly exploded with joy, with happiness, and even thanksgiving. "This is the best hike ever! Thanks Mom and Dad!"
And thanks be to God, the giver of all good gifts!
I absolutely adore all of these photos, because each one carries within its pixels captured moments of happiness, kindness, and brotherly love. However, this last picture will go down in history in my mothering photo-book.
If this had been a video you would see Brody turning his hands just so, as to zoom in. O my heart. This Thanksgiving I am thankful for all my beautiful boys. And while grateful for these pictures, I am more thankful that I have the videos of my memories to relive for years to come.
These were some of the best!