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Thursday, September 4, 2014

Family Pictures

This past weekend, we gathered my whole family together to do some family pictures.  This included my Dad and stepmom, my family, my brother and my 2 sisters with their families.  It's not an easy task when you have to get 20 people together at the same time, especially when one lives in Kentucky and many of the others have to work varying hours.
After my son Andy said he could drive up from Kentucky over Labor Day weekend, everyone else made it work.  However, there was a lot of concern as Saturday approached and there were predictions for thunderstorms all day.  We had lots of people praying for a clearing, and God answered those prayers - we only had a few sprinkles all day!
We all gathered at a cool old barn on the outskirts of town for the pictures.


Here's some of the family standing back and watching Laura, Aaron and Alaina having their picture taken.


This barn is so charming!


 Laura, Aaron and Alaina, talking to my sister Terri.


 Andy agreed to pose for a few shots for me.


I also talked Andrew and Heather go into the barn for a few pictures. 
It was a fun afternoon.  We've had a sneak peek at a few of the pictures from the photographer and they look great.  I'll share some of them when we get them back.

Bob and I have time off next week, so I'll be taking a blogging break.  We're looking forward to some time away together, in the form of some short trips. I'm sure I'll have some pictures to share when I come back.  See you then!

20 comments:

Blackberry Lane said...

Good Morning, So thankful you had a nice day for the photo shoot. Such a pretty setting. Hope you two enjoy your time away from work.

Sola Scriptura said...

It's wonderful that you all could meet together for family photos! Enjoy your time off with your hubby!

Linda E said...

Perfect location for family pictures. They are all good. Enjoy your time away with your hubby and we will look forward to those pictures.

Jean Stauffer said...

Can't wait to see the pics. The ones you took are great! Have a wonderful week off!

Judy said...

It looks like a beautiful day. I love the barn. Have a wonderful break and I can't wait to see your pictures.

Betsy Brock said...

Beautiful...the barn is perfect and so is the lighting!

Kerin said...

It's such a pretty setting, and how nice that you were able to get everyone together for pictures!!

Have a great time off. Hope you have fun :)

Patsy said...

What a good idea for family photo's the barn looks great. You have a lovely family. Have fun on your time off.

Simply Linda said...

Awe. Great pics..thanks for sharing and the smiles. Blessings

Beth (A Mom's Life) said...

These look great! Enjoy your time away!

Amy at love made my home said...

Hope you have a great time away! xx

Sandra said...

Beautiful photos, can't wait to see the rest, you guys always take the best family pictures :)

Enjoy your blog break with Bob, you deserve some rest and relaxation :)

LL Cool Joe said...

Well your photos look very professional to me! You should have been the photographer. Have a lovely break!!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

First...enjoy your blogging break and time together time!!! I'll look forward to photos of places you've been!!!

Love these photo shares. That dear Alaina is growing so much. When's the new baby due? She doesn't look very PG in this photo. :-)

Great image of Andy and Andrew/Heather. [Heather really looks like you Mari]

Jenny said...

Oh Mari, that barn is so great. The ivy just sets it off! Andrew and Heather look so blissfully happy, and your Andy looks great too. I'm so excited to see the family pics. I hope you and Bob have a splendid time on the road and that you give that new camera a proper workout!!! xoxo

Ceil said...

Hi Mari! Great idea to use the barn as a backdrop, it's beautiful! I love family photos, so thanks again for sharing.
Enjoy your blog-break and I hope you'll be back rested and ready!
Blessings,
Ceil

Terri D said...

Wonderful photos, Mari, and now I can't wait to see what the photographer did for you!! What fun, to get away on some short trips with your sweetheart! I look forward to hearing about them and seeing your photos!! Enjoy!

White Lace and Promises said...

Your children are beautiful! Your daughter looks just like you! I love the old barn and the photos are great! Thanks for sharing. Take some time and enjoy!

Brooke said...

the barn is gorgeous!! you got some great pics. hope the professional ones turn out to your liking.

Cherdecor said...

I thought I had commented on this post. These pictures are so good that I was probably looking at them for a long time and forgot to comment. They are excellent! Where are you? Hope you are all okay.