Sunday, January 3, 2010

My crazy kids!

Tomorrow (Monday) won't be a nice day. We have to take Andy to the airport this morning so he can go back to Colorado. We've had such a good time having him home for Christmas.

I thought I would show you a few pictures of my kids in front of the tree. Every year I take a picture of all of them, and every year they harass me about it. I'm going to share a few to show you what I go through to get one good picture. Take note that Laura and Andy appear to be the biggest troublemakers of the bunch. It's true in more than just pictures!








Heather, Andy, Laura, Aaron

And finally - a decent shot! Did you notice the matching colors? We laughed when Laura and Aaron arrived, because Heather and Laura had matching sweaters on. Heather changed, but still was wearing the same color, and Andy and Aaron both were wearing gray.

27 comments:

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Mari sweetie...
What a beautiful family you have. I love all of the pictures. Even the ones with the funny faces, because you remember that day so much more when they are like that. They just wouldn't be themselves if they didn't have at least a couple of those fun shots now would they?

To cute, to cute. Thanks for sharing with me. Ofcourse I am sorry Andy has to go back to Colorado, but he'll be back.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Andrea said...

Beautiful kids....mine do not cooperate for pictures either. Someone is always giving a crazy look (on purpose).

Blessings, andrea

Chocolate Covered Daydreams said...

They are the cutest! I can just imagine how much fun it is to be at your house with all of them there.

Andy will be back before you know it.

I loved the pictures - every one of them!

Demara said...

that's amazing that they were all wearing matching colors when/or if it wasn't planned. too funny!

A Stone Gatherer said...

Great Pictures! Amazing what trouble makers they are!

Kim said...

Half the fun is looking at the silly pictures :-) Good memories are made that way! I love the color coordination, too -- great combo!

Just Mom said...

Oh, I love the matching colors!

septembermom said...

Beautiful pictures Mari! I love the spunk of your kids :) So happy that you enjoyed your Christmas. Wishing Andy a safe trip :)

Hootin' Anni said...

Lovely, LOVELY family. I adore them all...even the ones where they are giving you a 'bad time'. LOL

And is that Oliver too?

Thanks for the visit, and the fantastic comment for me today Mari.

Hope it's warming up there. I read how cold it was where you are...BRRRRR!

Kari said...

These are great photos.
I love Laura's facial expressions and the matching colors!

Connie said...

I'm wondering who they take after (the goofing off side, I mean.) So happy for you that you were all able to spend the holidays together. It is sad when one has to leave again though. I'll be thinking about you this week. Life is always full of adjustments, isn't it. Take care.

Pat said...

Each picture is a keeper! I love that their persoalities shine through.
Praying for a safe trip for Andy, your sending him off with a heart full of loving memories.

Brooke said...

i love the progression!! :) its a refreshing change to see life behind the pictures - other than everyone's typical posed smile Christmas photos.

Lois Lane II said...

Haha! Don't you love how it happens on accident (the clothes matching)?

Thanks for your thoughts!!! I appreciate them!

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

Awww,(hugs) mari! I know this will be a hard day. I will be thinking of you today. And pray! Glad you had a delighful holiday with your babies! the photos are great-all of them! Thanks for dropping by Tales from Bloggeritaville, my friend! Happy New year!
Leigh

Crown of Beauty said...

Lovely pictures, lovely memories!

Amazing that they wore the same shades of color!

Love
Lidj

Heart2Heart said...

Mari,

What a wonderful keepsake to treasure long after everyone has returned home. Perhaps it's just less than a year away for reuniting once again.

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

~Ginger said...

Those two kids must act just like their aunts!!!! Of course Heather acts like you, LOL


Love the last photo! What a great one to keep.


I know we keep telling each other, but Heather looks just like you back in the day. Oh my!! Isn't it funny how you can see me in Lindsey and I can see you totally in Heather? I guess they really are our girls.


Praying for you guys!

Nancy said...

Oh, they are a funny bunch but then look at their parents!! They didn't have a chance.... LOL

Kayren, Pink Daisy Girl said...

I've been thinking about you all day, Mari.

Well, I noticed that Oliver seems to be having words with Andy in one of the middle pictures. He seems to be getting a little irritated at Andy's nonsense. :)

Heather is definitely your look-alike. I cracked up at the clothing though.

Joanne@ Blessed... said...

BOTH of your kids acting up for the picture?

Hmmmmm. Wonder where they get that from?

Raise Them Up said...

Some things are the same no matter what family you are a part of. Moms fighting their kids trying to get one good picture is one of them.

Your pictures ALL are enjoyable. :)

Hugs

Betty said...

You have lovely "kids" Mari! I love that they can have fun together. I´m sure you´re missing Andy already. I´m dreading that day too (next Friday).
Thanks for sharing the pic´s!

Cherdecor said...

What a riot! They really have a good time. You raised some wonderful children.

Lynn said...

At least they hang in there until you get a good picture! It is great to see how much fun you all have together.

Shelly said...

Loved the family pictures and so funny about the outfits and matching accidentally without preparation is always fun.

Lara Gisela said...

Lovely pictures, Mari. You have a beautiful family. And I will be praying for Andy.
Love