We enlisted the expertise of Peter Ringenberg to take Christmas family photos this year. I suggested taking them at Notre Dame, and Peter further suggested the Basilica and the Administration Building (inside the Golden Dome). Unfortunately, we picked the absolute coldest day of the year to carry out this madness. Sure, taking a 7-week-old out into the frigid wind wasn't the most brilliant move as parents and required a ridiculous amount of outerwear and blankets, but it all worked out in the end.
Since we couldn't park near the Basilica, we bundled up our little boy and traipsed across campus running from building to building in an attempt to stay warm despite the swirling wind. Thankfully, inside the Basilica it was gorgeous and peaceful—that is, until Jack got tired of taking pictures...;) Actually, he was fantastic until he got hungry after an hour, so no complaints! I'll include a few of our favorite shots below.
"Mom, Dad, I'm so over this picture-taking thing...when do we eat?"