The Harris Family in Colorado

The Harris Family lives in Arkansas, but each summer they travel to their Colorado home to escape the hustle and bustle of the regular school year. Judging by the environment, we would say it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind! We asked them a few questions about family life, and would love to share with you some of their thoughts on how they balance family life and new adventures!

What’s the most challenging thing for you about family home life?
The hardest thing is managing our time with 3 kids (and their activities) and 2 working parents. We try to devote quality time to each of our kids as well as devoted time for us as spouses, but it is definitely a struggle!

What is one thing that you value above all else when it comes to family or family time?
I think the thing we value the most is going on adventures and experiencing new things as a family! We have been trying to put an emphasis on experiences vs “things”, so getting out and trying new things has been our focus.

What role do photographs play in your family story?
Photographs are definitely one of our most treasured possessions! We try to do a family session every year because as the mom I’m usually behind the camera and not in front of it. I don’t have many photographs of myself with my mom as a child, so I definitely want to make sure I get at least one beautiful portrait of me and my kids each year.

If you have one piece of advice for other families, what would it be?
Go adventuring! We have found that our greatest memories have come from trying something new (even if it is just a day trip) and leaving our comfort zones! We drive everywhere so our kids have become quite the little travelers!

Tell us one way that you try and still make time for each other (you and your spouse) amidst the bustle of family life with kids?
This is still a struggle for us with 3 kids under 10! We try to carve out time after the kids go to bed to just connect and talk about each other’s day. We also try to get in a date night as often as we can!

Photographer: Darling Photography


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