I just came across this photo my brother snapped on his cell phone. It's labeled Thanksgiving 2009, but I'm thinking it's actually Christmas. Or possibly Christmas Eve. I mean, there's an awful lot of Santa hats if it's really Thanksgiving.
Regardless, I love this picture. I love that it was a surprise gem I found while mindlessly mining through my email. I love that the whole family is eating together at the table. I love that it looks peaceful (even though it was probably quite loud and a little bit stressful). I love that there are so many more of these to look forward to. I love that the next one will include new family and new babies.
I get sad about the passage of time. Really sad. But pictures like these remind me of the all the good things that come with time.