Remember when we were still in November and looking forward with glad anticipation to Christmas? No? Me either. But then I was going through favorite photos in preparation for the publication of my first edition of a family portrait magazine (!!!!) and realized that these favorites never made it to the blogosphere.
How this happened, I can only imagine. Maybe it’s because I was in between two massive trips across the continent when I took these photos? Maybe it’s because Christmas was nipping at my heels? Maybe it’s because I’m just behind on blogging? Oh well. Who knows.
But let the record show: not only is Cliff Falls Park the hidden gem of Maple Ridge, BC but this crew is the laughing-est, adventuring-est, best-est looking, joyful-est, cute-est family of the greater Vancouver region. Think I say that about everyone? Okay, maybe so. But, you guys!, these smiles are only partly coming as a result my crazy antics and ridiculous maneuverings and self-deprecating humor. Most of the happy in these photos is brimming up from a inner joy that defies definition
We laughed, we played, we hoped-Jennifer-wouldn’t-fall-off-the-tree-stump, we froze in the non-snowy-winter-wonderland, we giggled some more, we trekked the forest, we played tag along the creek bed.
Basically, it was perfection at Cliff Falls Park, that afternoon. =)