I Heart My Family

Took these when we got together to celebrate my mama’s birthday last week – dinner at In-N-Out (her request!) followed by gifts and hot fudge sundaes at home. Pretty darn awesome. :)

I’m so glad they realize resisting my camera is futile; it’s better to just smile and let me move on.

Ellingsen Photography Mom and Eirik Adorable

My new favorite photo of my parents, along with a couple of me and mom that my dad graciously took:

Ellingsen Photography Family Moms Birthday 2011

(Can you tell I’m growing out my bangs? It’s taking for-ev-er.)

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My dad has been addressing things to her this way for years. Don’t judge by her expression, she still cracks up after all this time!

Ellingsen Photography Family Moms Birthday 2011 (3)

It’s also family tradition to wear the bows and ribbons that come with your gifts.  :)

Ellingsen Photography Family Moms Birthday 2011 (5)

I heart them, a lot.

xoxo