Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Ostler Family Pictures

Between living abroad (us in Japan, Camille in Guatemala), and among different states (us California and Jennifer in Arizona), we have not been all together with every single family member present since the beginning of 2013. You may recall our So Cal meetup a few months ago, but Melanie wasn't there because of her soccer team obligations. Anyway! This Christmas called for pictures. 

I had to plan it all--find a photog, location, etc., since we were in my hood and that was a pain, but it worked out! This little spot with this gorgeous cyprus tree is just a 5 minute walk from the cottage.

My mom's parents joined us for Christmas, so they jumped in a few pictures, and I'm so glad we have these pictures with them in them, because let's be honest, they are getting pretty old. My grandma is turning 90 in just a few weeks. So who knows when this situation will happen again. 
 At this point, J really didn't want to cooperate anymore. This is the best picture we got of us, which is a bit of a bummer.
 Then the Shields family with their adorable cooperative children.
 Then the singles ;) haha
The parents. I love these wonderful people so much. 
 Five sisters! (Referencing this if you haven't seen it you should)

The clan! Poor J. Never thought I'd see the day when he didn't pose for a picture :(
 The original Ostlers. Love them so much.
 Here is my post from the last time we did pictures. We've added three new people! But no new spouses. Get on that, little sisters ;)


  1. I love the picture of you, your mom, and sisters! In fact, they all are cute even with uncooperative kids!

  2. these are so great! and you all look alike :) pictures are rough for toddlers.

  3. What a beautiful, growing family! We love and miss you all!

  4. You are such a talented writer, sister. And I'm so grateful for these pictures!