Five years ago, only a few weeks before we moved from The Farmhouse, our friends Frances and Gary gave us a beautiful gift: a series of family photos in the place where we had lived for so long, the home of so many memories. (You can see the photos ~here~.)
We had hoped to get some family photos at Pineapple House one day.
And a couple of weeks ago, that day came! It was the right time of year (not too hot, not too cold, lots of green and things in bloom) and, since Kati and her family were visiting, we were all in one place at one time! I talked with Frances to see if she was willing and able to come . . . and she was! (Thank you, Frances!) We had a narrow window of time that day . . . after church and before a couple of the grands had a choir obligation.
I could not be happier with how these photos turned out! I am delighted that we have a record of this moment in time and in the evolution of our family.
This "real" moment is one of my favorite shots!
Our oldest daughter, Kristin, and her beautiful* family.
|Back row, l to r: Alaine (10), Owen (14), Maddie (16), Gavin (18), Ben (12)|
Front row, l to r: Brian with Judah (2), Kristin, Macie (5)
Our son Ryan and his beautiful* family.
|Back row, l to r: Paul (6), Peter (10), Eve (13), Nora (12)|
Front row, l to r: Sarah with Joanna (6 weeks), Ryan with Baby K (1)
*(Yes, I know I have used the word "beautiful to describe each family! They are!)
|Andrew holding Caleb (1), Kati with Baby Ellie growing within|
(Okay, maybe all of the shots are my favorite!)
O Love Divine, if we can see
In our beloved so dear a grace,
When Love unveils, what will it be
To see Thee face to face?
(Think of it! If we see such beauty when we look at our dear ones, how awesome and beautiful it will be to see His face!)