Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Christmas Card Photo Day ...








Getting 10 people looking good and acting accordingly, for a photo, is a nearly impossible feat but the day we did this,actually turned out to be fairly painless.We took them up at our church.It took about an hour.No tears.No screaming or yelling.I call that success.

My favorite moment of the day was when Mark and I were sitting on a bench,watching all the kids and he said something like,"I'm really enjoying this."He was serious too.I think he was just gazing at this family that was before him and he was overcome with emotion.Hard not to be when you have kids like ours.How the two of us managed to produce these remarkable children is beyond me.

My very "busy" boy Joe,was good as gold and very patient while taking pictures but I want to bring your attention to one in particular ... the one of Matt,doing his trade mark "dweebis"move,don't ask,but click on it,it will enlarge, and check Joe out in the back ground ... he escaped across the parking lot and was ... filling his pockets with rocks!That's my Joe.

21 comments:

therextras said...

Beautiful! Not just looks - the love shows. I enjoyed seeing the photos, too! Barbara

stephanie said...

We just did our pics too. I've learned over the years to lower my expectations of what I can actually achieve with my crew.
I love all your photos... everyone looks beautiful!!
Joe is hysterical, I love how he's looking around, to funny. You'd think he was packing his pockets with gold.

Dana Janowicz said...

Okay, I had to laugh out loud with the picture of Joe in the background. Hilarious.

Your whole family is beautiful, I can see why Mark was overcome with emotion.

Denise said...

Beautiful!!!
Im just hoping to capture my TWO kids, Sydney is always looking one way or the other and then smiles and runs to see the pic, but the camera snaps as she is running toward me..Im so not photo savy. Thanks for sharing, how proud you must be!!
Denise and Sydney(6ds)

The VW's said...

What a beautiful family!!! Great pictures!!! HUGS!!!

Lacey said...

Matt looks even taller in that picture. Whew. You truly have the most beautiful children,inside and out. You are lucky parents. But you are also great parents, which is were kids get all their know-how from. Love you!

Anna said...

how beautiful! I reasure the moments I have all mine together. With adults in the family it just isnt a common occurance anymore.

Denise said...

Love them!! I am assuming that you held back the one of all of you??? I know how hard it is with 3 kids to get everyone looking...you really had your hands full.

Hope said...

You have such a beautiful family. Everyone looks so happy. Gorgeous pictures. :)

Kelly said...

Gorgeous Photos! Glad your session went well. Ours was 2 hours of pure nightmareishness (is that a word even?) So Cute!

Mama Mason-Mann said...

No question in my mind why your kids are so amazing. . . you are amazing parents and inspire me daily! Thanks for sharing.

Jeana said...

such a beautiful family!

Melani said...

Everyone already has said it all! Beautiful family and how wonderful they all look side by side with those smiles! :)

Rhea said...

Awesome pictures Heather - you are so blessed!!!! Six kids are great - aren't they!!!!!!

scrappy quilter said...

Beautiful family. What great pictures.

My name is Sarah said...

Wow very nice pictures.

Cammie Heflin said...

Gorgeous! We haven't even attempted ours yet, we are so behind!

Tina said...

Really beautiful pictures of a truely beautiful family, can't wait to see the final one of the entire family?? which I hope you will eventually post. Normally photo session are quite stressful, atleast for us, as I usually feel the one we have is not just quite right and the rest just want to get it over and done with and ready to rush off....very stressful. We still haven't done ours will attempt it this week!!!
Loved all your pictures, and I love your and Zoey's matching tops!!!!

Anonymous said...

Whoa! Everyone (photos & people)awesome, awesome, awesome!!!

The family one is beyond belief - so perfect - everyone smiling = High fives to everyone!


Aunt Bluebelle

Tish said...

I don't know how I missed this post on Dec. 2nd, but I did!

Your family is BEAUTIFUL!! That is hysterical "catching Joe in action" in the background collecting rocks, while Matt is posing for his picture!! (two boys doing what they do best!!)

I love how happy Zoey looks sitting on her big sister's lap, too!! :)

Ruby's Mom said...

Your family is so beautiful!