Monday, February 28, 2011

Family Picture

My daughter-in-law, Diane, decided that we should have a family picture. We don't know why we didn't do this while we were all together at Thanksgiving. We set a time to do this on Sunday evening, but life happened and we let the opportunity get away. Diane was determined, though, and we all got together on Thursday night at daughter Jill's house and piled onto her sofa while son-in-law Nick set the timer.

Me, with my girls here.

It is always hard to get a good shot of this many people. Diane and I thought a pyramid would be fun, but the rest wouldn't go along with us ............. I did offer to be on top, maybe that had something to do with it. From the left is Gage, Maya, me, Gavin, Adrienne, Jeff, Zara, Diane, Jada, Jill, Layla and Nick. Grampa Drew and Makenzie are missing.



I had a sleep over with Layla on my last night. At 10, she is wise beyond her years. We sat and talked about school and friends and girl scouts while I mended a blanket for my sweet son-in-law. Then we grabbed some micro-phones and she sang while I tortured some songs. It was our night and her mom and dad made themselves scarce. Big brother Gage was at work. Layla, being a sweet and gentle spirit, could see how tired her old Gramma was, so we tucked in bed before 9 and she read me to sleep! I do love that child! She had to be up early to sell girl scout cookies and I had a plane to catch ............


13 comments:

Rae said...

Those are wonderful photos. They will hold a lot of nice memories for the future too.

luksky said...

Love the family pics. Pics make me feel like really know my fellow bloggers and their families..

Sunny said...

It's rare to capture a family picture where everyone looks great! Great job!
☼ Sunny

SkippyMom said...

It's a keeper. :)

Brian Miller said...

smiles. great to see everyone together...and sounds like a fun time...no pyramid, come on smiles.

Kathy G said...

I like the family picture, but I LOVE the one of the "girls". You look so young.

Teresa - in the Middle Side of Life said...

love the pictures! you have a very lovely family.

Kathie said...

So in the first photo, exactly where is the "mom"? you look like their sister...must be in the name! LOL All Great photos and the kids are precious.
Kathie

Cathy said...

Thats a kovely one of all (well nearly all) of the family - don't forget to print and frame it
How many more sleeps till the next time?
Take care
Cathy

houndstooth said...

It sounds like you had a busy trip -- with a lot of fun thrown in! I think the pictures are great!

Colette said...

What lovely pictures!

labbie1 said...

Fantastic family group photo! Precious kiddos!!!

Marla said...

It looks like you had a great time. Family time is the best.