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Monday, September 22, 2014

Family Pictures

A few weeks ago I told you we had family pictures done for my whole family.  Our son Andy lives in Kentucky and had to drive up for this.  Adding in the crazy work schedules of everyone else made it quite a challenge to get set up.  Everyone cooperated though and the pictures turned out really nice. 
The photographer took lots of different shots of each family, kids, spouses...   Here's a few I thought I would share.

My Dad with his four kids.  
(Left to Right - Me, Cheri, Duane and Terri)


The whole group!  Dad and stepmom Ann, 4 kids, 3 spouses, 9 grandkids with one spouse and one fiance, and one great grandchild.


We are so blessed to have these two.  My dear Dad and stepmom, ages 84 and 85.


Dad and Ann with all the grandkids.


My family



Bob and I with Alaina


My wonderful kids! 
(Aaron, Alaina, Laura, Andy, Heather, Andrew)
 


A maternity shot of Laura.   
When this was taken she had 6 weeks to go.  The baby is due October 27.


Our sweet Alaina

"Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.   Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth.  Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them."
Psalm 127:3-4

22 comments:

Linda E said...

You have a wonderful family, and I enjoyed seeing your pictures. You are definitely blessed my friend. Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

The photos came out so beautifully, Mari. You have such a beautiful family, everyone looks so happy and healthy. That is a perfect verse at the end of your post too. Thanks for sharing.

White Lace and Promises said...

Oh these make me smile! I love photos of family. These are a treasure of such a beautiful family! Oh how very sweet! I love the look of love in your eyes with you and your hubs and Alaina. Makes my heart melt. Hope you are having a great week loving on those precious residents.

Sola Scriptura said...

Such a beautiful family!

Blackberry Lane said...

The photos turned out beautifully. What a gorgeous day for the photo shoot. Little Alaina's eyes are absolutely mesmerizing. God bless your family!

Kim said...

Beautiful photos and I love the location. Where exactly is that barn? Is it available to the public or privately owned?

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

These pictures are great and I love the barn background!!!!!

Terri D said...

This was SO worth the effort!! What wonderful photos and great memories. Alaina is such a beautiful child and those blue eyes are luminous. Mari, blessings abound! Thanks for sharing!

Connie said...

Beautiful family...you are so blessed.

Jenny said...

Oh my word, that last one nearly killed me. My favorite is the one of your children and Alaina, but a close second would be the one where Bob is gazing on Alaina, the lovelight beaming from his eyes. Precious moments, beautiful pictures! The setting is gorgeous. Such wonderful memories. xoxo now bring on that new grandbaby :-)

Amy at love made my home said...

They are beautiful pictures Mari, obviously you had a very good photographer, but they had very good subjects to work with too!!! I love the one of your Dad and Stepmom looking at each other, that really is lovely, but they are all really good pictures and will have captured great memories for you all. xx

Carrie B. said...

What a beautiful family! Love the pics and that rustic barn back drop.

Thanks for sharing and hope you had a great break! ;)

Patsy said...

What a lovely family, the photo's are great.

Dianna said...

How precious these pictures are, Mari. I love seeing families together and enjoying one another. Thanks so much for sharing them.

Michelle F said...

What a lovely family!
You are blessed to have your dad and mom-in-law and as healthy as they look.
Laura reminds me of when I was pregnant.
One of ours weighed 12lbs. 2.5oz at birth.

Michelle F said...

*oops that should read step-mom

Cherdecor said...

All of the pictures are gorgeous! Everyone is very photogenic especially Alaina. What a cutie!

I noticed that the boys in your family have names that begin with A. Aaron, Andy, Andrew! The A-Team!

Jean Stauffer said...

Wonderful pictures, Mari!! Those blue eyes are so beautiful!

Brooke said...

your dad is so cute!! :)
and i think your brother should have been named "Barry" :P

Nancy said...

These are fantastic pictures of all of you, not one bad shot!! Who did the photo shoot??

Mari said...

Nancy - our photographer was Anne Vruggink. She's a sweetie and is so talented!

Sally Crowe said...

Beautiful family! These photo's are wonderful. I have to agree also on those bright eyes of your granddaughter. She's adorable. :)

Blessings on the grandchild to come into the world. My youngest great granddaughter will be three on Oct 18. :)