all together right now

i've always wanted to capture a moment like this. 
where everyone is caught up into their own little thing, and suddenly brought together by a catchy punch line or something. then we all laugh. i've always wanted the privilege of doing something like that.

there aren't many times in the year when the whole family's all together {save grandma sugar}. grandma and grandaddy live further south, and uncle q and aunt mary are all the way out in california. the most we're together? Christmas. and maybe a special holiday, like an anniversary. but i like having us all together. i like looking across the dining table and seeing mommy and daddy talk about the 'old days' with uncle q. i like listening to aunt mary and joy talk about yo gabba gabba. i love talking to grandma and grandaddy about what's going on in my life, but most of all, i just love us all being here. in unison.

even though the span of our family only lives in the United States, we treasure those moments we get to be together. doing everything, or doing nothing at all. 
even taking photos on instagram!

because what matters, is that we're all together, right now. 


  1. I loved this post Jocee. :) Your family sounds like a blast!

  2. family. my favorite thing in the whole world. being together, like you said, around a dining room table, is one of the best feelings ever. usually only happens at thanksgiving, but hey, i take what i can get =)

    Jessica @ Diary of a Beautiful Soul

  3. I lovelovelove family gatherings. So fun/funny/i kind of always laugh my head off.

  4. I love love love taking pictures of people in those moments(:
    I love being together as a family and coming together as one for a short time.