3 Men in Plaid & the girls

March 7, 2016


For several weeks now I have wanted to take some pictures of the three men in my life (minus our Boston Terrier, Frank) wearing plaid but trying to find the opportunity to do so has been no picnic until a week ago.

The day was perfect for a family outing to Target and to a local walking trail where these photos were shot. If you met me you would learn that taking unplanned photos is rough, but my husband is a natural at it and rarely likes taking posed photos as he dislikes the “path from natural.” While I took photos of the boys he kept reminding me that it was “ok” not to have a planned pose so I took probably 20+ pictures but am showing you my favorites as these describe all my men to the T.  Busy, determined, carefree and funny.


There are so many things my boys like to do to be silly, active and carefree and below is a list of ways our boys (or yours) can do just that while playing outside:

  • Go for walks or hikes
  • Let them run and stomp in rain puddles
  • Bring out bubbles and or water hoses
  • Gather leaf piles if its fall and let them run and jump in them
  • Snow ball fights in the winter
  • Encourage climbing of trees with adult supervision
  • Wrestle with daddy
  • Practive throwing or skipping rocks with nature
  • Play and climb stairways, they could even scoot their bottoms down steps as this was fun for me growing up





Aside from outdoorsy stuff, Why plaid? Because my men have too many plaid shirts in their drawers and it was the easiest thing to pull together.





It was only appropriate that pictures were taken of the girls on this fine evening so Elizabeth and I “posed” for a few in pinks. (Neveah was away with some friends for the day, so you won’t see her included).







Overall the day was grand and I am so thankful for time with my kids and husband and cannot wait for spring weather to stay. We cannot wait to do more outdoors here soon. I wouldn’t trade this lovely weather or them for the world.

“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.” Psalm 127:3-5.

*Come back tomorrow to find out the results of my blog survey (from this post) along with “Bloggers Who Have Inspired Me” link up.

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  • Jennie March 7, 2016 at 7:33 am

    Very cute photos of your adorable family! I think they turned out great and I enjoyed the candid shots. My boys hated staged photos, so capturing them in action was more fun for all involved. I really like your graphic cardigan, it really adds a lot of visual interest to your look. Have a wonderful week, Rachel!

  • Becky @ bybmg March 7, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Such cute pics with all the boys in their plaid! My boys will for sure be sporting plaid for Easter!

    Happy Monday!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom March 7, 2016 at 9:33 am

    You are good about taking family photos! I used to do a lot more photos of all of us and now I am just too tired to! Lol! The boys look great in plaid, love your hubbies shoes- they look like Sperrys. And, that sweater cardi on you is super cute- I have one that is similar, but has an aztec pattern.


  • Shauna March 7, 2016 at 10:49 am

    How cute are these pics. I love seeing your adorable family on the blog 🙂



  • Amy Ann March 7, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    They look great in their plaid, and I love the color of your jeans!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Ashley March 7, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    OK this is seriously adorable! Three boys in plaid shirts??? I may die of cuteness!!

    Love the print on your cardigan too! Such a lovely compliment to the boys in plaid.


    Ashley || Sed Bona

  • Dajana March 7, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Vey cute pictures 🙂
    Have a great week 🙂


  • Michelle March 7, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    These coordinating outfits are so adorable!


  • Sandy a la Mode March 7, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    adorable family!!

    Sandy a la Mode

  • Cielo March 7, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    How adorable! I love these pictures so much! You all look soooo cute!!! =)

    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  • Sheela Goh March 7, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Family time is such a precious commodity, especially when they become teens and have lives GRIN whilst this may be the perfect photo opp, Rachel, I think the captured memories are what will put the biggest smile on your face 🙂 xoxo

    p/s I adore your tassel necklace, as it peeks out in one of the shots.

  • Emily Green March 7, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    You have such handsome men in your life! This looks like such a fun family outing. And that first picture of you and your little girl – it’s wonderful!! Loving seeing joy on a family like this:)
    Darling, Dearest

  • Shannon March 7, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Aw you all look adorable! Loving all of the matching plaid!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  • Christie March 7, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Looks like a fun day! Loving the plaid on your boys! Unplanned ‘poses’ are the best. I usually plan the location and that’s about it. I just take over 100 photos to make sure I get enough good ones! 🙂

    The Closet by Christie

  • ellie March 12, 2016 at 3:55 pm

    Vey cute pictures :)…