For Christmas I got a remote for my camera. With the remote, I can set the camera up on the tripod and take pictures of all of us together without running back and forth using the self timer. The remote triggers the shutter button instantly. It's so awesome! And with the gift of the remote, my family said that they would go out on a photo shoot with me. Wow, do they know what I love or what? So, on New Years Day we set out to do a family shoot at a fun modern location. I was really excited, and I had all these ideas in my head of shots I wanted to try to get of us. It did not go as planned. It was chaos. Me trying to be in some of the pictures took it to a whole new level of crazy. Easton was a handful... a true 3 year old who had made up his mind he didn't want anything to do with it. The remote worked great. But it was more time consuming than we had expected to set up the tripod for shots- so we were short on time. We used the remote and tripod for all the family shots. Then Aaron, Dallon and I took turns being the photographer to get the rest of the shots. I don't think we got even one of the shots I had planned to get. But, we did get shots I love. That is just how it goes sometimes. So, here are the new pictures of us. Taken on the first day of the new year.