This is one of my favorite families. The last time I got to photograph them, they were a smaller bunch, and the time before that was just a random visit to the pumpkin patch when it was just Mama, Aunt Fern, Eddie and Ellie still on the way.  They live far away, woefully far, so we don't get to visit as often as we'd like, but I know at least they will be at my house on Christmas eve. And if I'm lucky, I'll get to aim my camera their way sometime during the year, as they continue to grow, like a beautiful patch of flowers.