Happy Thanksgiving! {2019}

{A sneak peek of our fall family photoshoot – the rest will be up soon!}

I wanted to stop and wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving! Even though life has seemed crazy and chaotic recently, we are SO very blessed to have friends & family, a warm & comfortable home, and access to healthy food (and the list goes on).

I also wanted to share the obituaries for two women who have recently passed away, but will be very much missed by the Lower family! First is Aaron’s (paternal) grandmother Eileen Lower (whose service he attended last weekend), and second is Aaron’s step-grandmother Doris Overdorf. We are sending lots of love to all of the family & also remembering what amazing women we had the pleasure of knowing.

Happy Thanksgiving!

M

family pictures {2018}

Most of you are probably on our Christmas card list so you’ve seen at least a smattering of our family photos from this year. But, I ended up buying the entire gallery of photos this year since I couldn’t choose just a few, ha!, so here is a photo over-load because I also couldn’t choose which ones to share either.

We shot these at the UW Arboretum just as it was really starting to look and feel like fall, and even though it was drizzling rain, it was perfect! As we have for the past few family photoshoots, we used Ashley Vos, and I highly recommend her if you are local to Seattle!

Also, when did my girls get so grown-up?!

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Merry Christmas {2017}!

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{this year’s Christmas cards via Minted // photography by Ashley Vos Photography}

We are enjoying the Christmas season as a family of five this year and it has been magical. Seriously, littles make this time of year SO MAGICAL!

We are in Seattle for Christmas at home and have decided it’s our family tradition! I love waking up in our own beds to the Christmas tree and stockings and presents, and all wearing our matching jammies while we eat a late and lazy breakfast. The best!

Merry Christmas to you all!

M

{see our past Christmas cards here: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, & 2016}

family pictures {2017}

As we have done every year for the past few years, we had a family photo shoot last month which was actually our second for the year since we also did family photos right after Daphne was born. But, it was really different to be a family of four (well, five with Sadie who joined us for the first half of the shoot) and fun to see the girls as they have grown since the spring.

I wanted a different vibe this year since we have previously used parks as a background, so we headed to South Lake Union which has an urban vibe. There was SO much construction (a very it neighborhood these days) and it was super noisy, but we found some quiet pockets.

And prepare for photo overload!

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Guys, family pictures are the BEST!

If you are local to Seattle (or the area) I highly recommend Ashley Vos Photography. It was the first time we worked with her, but she came recommended by a friend, and we were really happy. She also was the one to suggest shooting down at South Lake Union which was a great backdrop for us!

Happy December!

M

Wearing:

Aaron: Hugo Boss jacket (old) // Gap button-up

Misha: J. Crew Collection shirt // Madewell denim

Eloise: The Dress Shop buffalo check dress // Adaline’s Bow Line bow // Old Navy boots (similar)

Daphne: Peek Kids dress // Old Navy cardigan (old) // babyGap tights // Freshly Picked moccasins