An Old Town Christmas Session in Albuquerque, New Mexico- The Simpson-Parrott Family

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I had the pleasure of photographing my friend Meg's family again this year for their Christmas portraits. Its always great to get to work with a friend, but one of the things that struck me most this year is that Meg is a mom to three wonderful boys, and an awesome little girl. She has done (and is doing) an awesome job parenting all four of her kids, but it is great to see the relationship that has developed between her three boys. While they tease and torment each other (what siblings don't, right?!), they also obviously love and support each other just as much. And, it goes without saying that the three of them would do anything for their little sister. 

I will shortly be a mom of three boys myself, and it definitely gives me hope that my boys will learn to love and support one another just as my dear friend's boys do. That, despite being completely different in many ways, my boys will still value their friendship and brotherhood above their differences. I sincerely hope that all three of my boys will grow up knowing that above all else, our family is second only to Heavenly Father, and that we will all be spending forever together. And, I hope that they will especially remember it at this joyous time of year.

I want to wish Meg and her family a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!