Some say this was my first Mother's Day, although I've felt like a mama since we brought Marv home in 2013. This was my first Mother's Day with both my boys, though. And when my husband asked what I wanted to do for it I told him that I wanted to get a family picture with me actually in the picture. Sounds easy enough, but as the family photographer it's amazing how often I look back on events and find that I wasn't pictured in my own life's events. So, we traipsed out to the backyard and, with my sister's help, got a few images. They aren't perfect. But, this is life with a silly dog and a nearly one-year-old. I love them.