Thursday, May 30, 2013

Really Random Thursday, 5/30/13

What? It's Thursday? Today kind of snuck up on me so here's what I have for you this week.

We had family pictures taken last Friday evening. Usually we set up the tripod, Aaron hits the timer, rushes to his place in the group, and the picture gets snapped. We do a few different groupings. 

Here is last year's picture.
And the "goofy face" picture.
We didn't choose the best time of day, so the lighting was bad. But we are happy if we can get the kids to smile and the babies not to cry. The thing is, though, these pictures are really important to me. Four generations. Things can change in the span of a year. You just never know. I'm happy that we do this once a year, regardless of the lighting.

However, my cousin's son married a professional photographer, so Shannon took our pictures this year.

These are some random shots someone took with my camera.

We all took a break for dinner.
Kids on quilts. Last year the babies weren't looking at the camera. In fact, they were looking in opposite directions. This year, well, they aren't babies anymore.
Goofy faces.
I can hardly wait to see the "real" pictures.

And the next day Charlotte played at her piano recital. She takes lessons from my mother, her great-grandmother.
Christa (who also had a student playing in this recital) and Charlotte played two duets.
I love my family so much.

Your turn.


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Susan said... #

Thanks for sharing your beautiful family with us! I feel so privileged....

M-R Charbonneau said... #

Awesome! I love that idea of taking a photo every year and I'm going to suggest that to our families. :)

Needled Mom said... #

You are so blessed! Thanks for sharing the fun times of your family. I can't wait to see the professional shots.

Terri said... #

What a wonderful post! It must be something in the grandma genes to have these family pictures taken every year. (we have to have them too) You're right, things can change, so it's nice to have these experiences together and memories to cherish each and every day. I love your family too!

Quilting Nonnie said... #

Awesome! Love those babies. Anytime I take a picture of my son and daughter they do goofy faces, it's a hoot!

Catherine said... #

What lovely family pictures, both straight, and goofy!

Kelli Fannin Quilts said... #

I love this post! :) And how sweet that your granddaughter gets to take piano from your mother. :) So sorry I missed meeting you at QM, it was such a busy crazy few days.

CitricSugar said... #

What a gorgeous group! Looks like a lot of fun and a lot of love in those gatherings. :-)

Janarama said... #

Such a beautiful family. It's always fun times when we can get together with family members (well most of the time). ; )

Wow, Charlotte gets her piano lessons her great-grandmother? That is so very cool. Charlotte will have such great memories spending that time with her great-grandmother.

Carla said... #

So fun to be able to do that every year. That wee one on your lap. So precious!

Katy Cameron said... #

Looking forward to seeing the 'official pics' and hope the recital went well :o)

Sara said... #

Family photos are absolutely the Best!!

How neat for Charlotte to have her Great Grandmother as a teacher:)

Vicki said... #

So wonderful to have your family close. Cherish every second you've got!!

Mrs Flying Blind... said... #

Smashing photos xxx

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said... #

Your pictures are wonderful! I love that your mother is teaching Charlotte to play the piano. It's lovely to have four generations :)

Sarah said... #

Great to see all your family together. Your photos will be lovely.

OPQuilt said... #

Good reminder to get those family photos before everyone grows up! I was excising photos from my phone tonight and was suprised at how quickly my littlest granddaughter has grown--it happens!


Mama Pea said... #

Lots of fun photos here!