Celebrating Family


Yesterday evening, as we celebrated Karl’s grandmother’s 80th birthday, I had the privilege of sharing my lap with one of the cutest toddlers around. We watched a little Cinderella and Monsters, Inc. together while snacking on some crackers and cheese. The only problem was that I couldn’t simultaneously share my lap and take pictures of her at the same time.  Each photo is very up-close-and-personal, but these few were my favorites. She’s so precious!!

leslie wiggins photography

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And her tight curls!

leslie wiggins photography

As we celebrated Mima (pronounced mee’-mah) and took pictures with her,

Mima's 80th birthday party

I thought about each person in our family.

Mima with her children (1 grand standing in for her mom)
Mima with her children (1 grand standing in for her mom)
Mima with some of her grands
Mima with some of her grands
Mima with some of her great-grands
Mima with some of her great-grands
Mima with some of her children- & grandchildren-in-love
Mima with some of her children- & grandchildren-in-love

I am so thankful for each one of them. I’m glad they were born. I’m glad two people married and had children who married and had children who married and had children. I can’t imagine what our family would be like if one of them had never been born. Each one is unique and talented and awesome in his or her own way.