I have this friend who lives on a farm up in the hills above our town. When I step onto her property, I feel the pull of life in a simpler time. She’s canning food from her own garden in the summer and tending to the horses while her adorable boys run around barefoot picking up dirt clods and chasing dragonflies. In the winter she’s piecing a quilt and getting the wood for the stove to keep her log cabin warm. Oh, did I mention she lives in a log cabin? She is AMAZING.
A few weeks ago she asked if I’d snap a few photos of her darling family on their property. I jumped at the chance because really, I just love them and her boys are so stinking cute and her husband makes me laugh and well, there’s this gorgeous green barn. How could I say no?
So I did my first official family photo shoot. We had about twenty-five minutes before the baby’s nose was runny and he was done. I got some really fun pictures. My favorites involve the barn. The colors she chose for her family to wear in the pictures looked so great against the perfect green.
I loved the barn so much, I snuck up there a week later with my own crew, set the camera on a tripod, and snapped our Christmas photo against the same green backdrop in three minutes time. It was COLD out!
My sister commented that the green paint on this barn is such a bold choice for a color. I couldn’t agree more. I am smitten with it. I can’t wait to share our family photo. The cards arrived yesterday. My goal? To have them signed, addressed and out the door by December 2nd.
I think this might be the year I get to enjoy Christmas entirely (while not being in Hawaii). I have to thank this gorgeous green barn for getting me motivated.
Confession: I listened to Christmas music yesterday. And with that I’ll end by saying Happy Monday!