I got a text from my older sister Leslie announcing she was pregnant. WITH HER TENTH BABY. Of course right away I was happy for her, because ever since I could remember, my sister has LOVED babies, especially her own. But then I tried to wrap my mind around how it was possible to have so many kids and still be relatively happy and amazing, and that would be the conundrum that is my sister Leslie.
This past summer, we had the privilege of spending quite a bit of time with Leslie and Tim and their many children.
The breakdown as of now, is seven incredible boys…
And two very lovely girls.
As I did for my sister Sarah, I took time during my visit to take family pictures for Leslie as well. Which are now outdated. Go figure. But looking back it makes me so happy to get to photograph so many people that I love so very much.
It’s hard when you don’t live by family to get to feel like you’re still a part of their lives. But thankfully these amazing kids always seem to have love for their Aunt Laura and her family and it makes my heart so very happy.
It’s going to sound braggy… but you would not believe how incredible these kids ALL are. They are loving and fun and kind and they look out for each other in the most wonderful ways. They aren’t spoiled and realize that life isn’t about how much you can get, but about how much you can give and share with your siblings. If you couldn’t tell, I’m incredibly proud of my sister and his husband and the beautiful ways they are raising their many children.
I found out later that Leslie was indeed pregnant when we were visiting, which I tried to call out when I noticed her sensitivity to smells. I like to give her a hard time, but in all reality, I’m thrilled for her because I know that she is so happy. Overall, she has discovered the gifts and talents that God has given her and she is very much using them all to raise her beautiful family.
So, around March of next year, the nine pictured here will be ten and I know that I will look forward to meeting the newest one as soon as I’m able. A huge congratulations to Leslie and Tim and their family with the news of their newest addition. We are very happy for you ALL!