AFP Loves This Family

December 5th, 2016

AFP Loves This Family - *AFP Hall Of Fame*

“My hubby is a teacher. I’m a stay-at-home Mom. We have 5 kiddos, 4 of them adopted through foster care. A long time ago, I heard our pastor point out that when it comes to kids, rules without relationship = rebellion. From that day forward, I made a promise to myself to always make relationship with our kids a priority. And that means having fun with them and having a sense of humor. We want to teach our kids that being able to laugh at yourself (not in a bad, degrading way, but in a good way) is a wonderful attribute. So, we always do crazy photos for our Christmas cards. This year, we decided to make an awkward family photo.”

(submitted by Shanti) 

14 Responses to “AFP Loves This Family”

  1. Anatu says:


  2. Sharyn says:


  3. Andy says:

    should be excluded, as self admittedly is staged.

  4. Carol Harrison says:

    Gorgeous family. Now this is a reality show I’d watch.

  5. Andrea says:

    This is awesome on so many levels.

  6. Joan says:

    I cannot tell you how much I love this photo! It’s absolutely adorable! And your hubby bears a strong resemblance to the singer Mayer Hawthorne.

  7. Laura says:

    Oh this is awesome!! Now I gotta talk my husband into doing this….

  8. Joanna says:

    Ha! I love it. Awesome parenting. Hope you all have an awesome Christmas!

  9. Liz says:

    I’m a photographer and I think this is just great. Many of my clients are so often going for the perfectly posed, perfectly over-photoshopped, perfectly lacking in genuine joy, photos. I’d bet that people can’t wait to get their Christmas card from them every year. What a blessing to have joyfulness and a wicked sense of humor. Now here’s a set of parents that get it…on quite a few levels. Kudos, mom.

  10. Luis says:

    Excellent!! LOL

  11. Amy says:

    The oldest girl’s facial expression is hilarious!!

  12. Cody says:

    Love it! Merry Christmas.

  13. Shanti @ Life Made Full says:

    Ha! Thank you for sharing! Our family loves to do something different each year, I don’t know how we’re going to top this next year!!

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