as soon as both girls were home from volleyball practice, i gathered everyone together to get our traditional photo on the porch with the pumpkins. of course the dogs join in because they can never be far from their people. and it's always so much fun trying to get a picture including them. they're either trying to blast their way out to the front yard or they start fighting with each other in the background. i call their names and they start to squeeze through again. then joe realizes the kids are at the perfect height to receive kisses. this is probably why we don't include them in our christmas photos.
and just for fun... here's a look back at our previous porch photos...
(someone smashed our pumpkins before we could get a porch photo)
(before i decided to put the kids on the porch too)