Here are the family photos from our Atlanta trip.
Unless you are family, you don’t have to scroll down.
I know none of you care that much, and it doesn’t offend me.
I wouldn’t care about your family photos either.
But, you may care about the title of the post: belonging.
I am so proud to belong to such a wonderful family.
I don’t know if they really claim me behind my back,
but I feel like I belong.
And, I love LeGrand’s family, with all their quirks and all.
(Isn’t that what marriage is about, embracing your in-laws quirks, like you do your own family’s?)
Anyhow, we had a little bit of a family dilemma for this photo shoot. Should we include Logan’s girlfriend Jillian or not? She’s not “officially” part of the family yet.
(Side note: I am cracking up right now. Logan and Jill had a little joke this past weekend. Whenever they would put words in “quotes” it was code talk for “we were really making out” – You know…”We were watching a movie”, “we went for a walk”..you get it) S
o, when she is “officially” part of the family, do we all have to make out with her or should we just take the quotes out from around that word now?
We decided to take photos with and without her. You can never be too safe. Jillian took the news like a champ. It didn’t seem to bother her. Maybe she doesn’t want to “belong” with the rest of us crazies? Logan was a little upset. I think he really wants her to “belong”. (And, if you put it in quotes, then he really really wants her to “belong”, if you know what I mean?)
Only time will tell who belongs and not. (Golly, for all I know, they could kick me out of the family any minute, like after reading this post) We all really like Jillian. We hope she will belong forever. But, just in case she doesn’t, we will have the photo we took without her. And, it will make for a funny memory, no matter what happens in the future.
Anyhow, with all the family discussion on whether or not we should include Jill, it got me thinking. What does it mean to belong?I think that every family should take pictures without a member of it from time to time, just to remind them of how important each individual is to the family. Belonging is a wonderful thing. Belonging in a family is the perfection of God’s plan.
See how Logan is looking a little mad without his main squeeze?
We unintentionally left Jill out of our girl picture too. Don’t we look so much better with her?