Anyone who knows me, knows how strongly I feel about taking family photos. You don’t have to have them done professionally, or dress alike, or have everyone looking perfect and on their best behaviour. Families aren’t like that. Families are messy. We have a tradition of taking a family portrait every summer and every Christmas morning. I can never really get anyone to listen to me. Everyone’s busy blabbing away and laughing. Here is the whole family and some shots of our six kids last week on vacation here on the farm after a day at the beach. We love being together.