Saturday, November 8, 2008

Yep, Christmas Pictures Already!!!

My wonderful friend Jessica was so very kind to take our family pictures recently. We had so much fun! Jessica is extremely patient and didn't make us feel rushed at all when she was taking our pictures. The only problem that we now have is looking at 376 pictures and picking out one for our Christmas cards and a few of the girls to hang up around the house.

The family picture will be for our Christmas cards this year. Since we were at it already, the girls also changed outfits and took pictures together and by themselves.

Jessica, THANK YOU again for taking your entire morning the day we took these. You're not only a wonderful person, but also a wonderful friend to our family. We love you, girl!


Anyhoo, don't worry...I don't plan on posting ALL 376 of them, but I would like to share some of them with you all.






















See what I mean??? The decision to limit ourselves is going to be difficult!

36 comments:

Alicia said...

Oh my gosh!! Those came out so beautiful!!!!! This year I am not taking the traditional "Christmas" picture. You know, in front of a Christmas tree..lol! How are you going to decide? Don't you wish you could get all of them? You and your family are just gorgeous!! Have a blessed weekend!! Alicia

Denise said...

Wow, such lovely pictures. What a hard decision my friend.

Liz said...

I have never seen such beautiful pictures in my life. I had to show them to Bryan and he said that you guys look so happy! I would have the hardest time picking which ones I would want. It is a shame you can't get them all!

Lorrie said...

Oh Daphine--you are going to have a tough decision if they all turned out as great as these did! I just love family photos. Your girls are beautiful and the shots capture their personalities--mom and dad look awfully good too!

Stacey said...

Honey you are in trouble! You all are so photogenic I don't know how you will ever pick a reasonable number! It would be very hard not to take all of them.

Picture taking is on our agenda also. It's time.

He And Me + 3 said...

OMGosh! Your family is sooooooooooo Beautiful! Those pictures are GORGEOUS! Good luck trying to find only a few. Better you than me. I would have to break down and get them all. Your daughters need to get into modeling if they are not already. I am jealous that you are so on the ball too. Ugh. Kolby is being so difficult for pictures these days. Glad yours are done! Yeah!

Jill said...

Those are all GREAT pictures! Your friend is a very talented photographer. Good luck choosing!

Rae said...

Soooooooo GORGEOUS!! I have to get on the ball and get a family picture taken!!

Darlene said...

What a beautiful family you are!!! That would definitely be a hard task because all of these are spectacular!!!!

Heather said...

great pictures! the girls look like models :)

Mama Hen said...

Wow! All of them are so good. It is going to be so hard to choose. You have beautiful daughters.

Wendy said...

You have a huge task ahead, to just choose SOME! Wow! these are amazing!

Tonya said...

Oh, Sister, I am LOVING those pictures!! You are going to have to just flip a coin.. there all so good.. how in the world will you choose??? =-)

And your daughters... they're BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

What a beautiful family : )! I love pictures! It is always so great to see how others take pictures!

Debra said...

Daphine,

These are so beautiful. You and your family have the joy of the Lord all over your faces ~ what beauty to behold here!

I just got my post up this morning and it had a note in there for you but I'm sure you are busy...so just wanted you to know that I was thinking of you!

Blessings to you today.

Carrie said...

What beautiful pictures!

Edie said...

What beautiful family photos! Your girls are absolutely stunning too. Thanks for sharing.

Sandy Toes said...

Oh my goodness..what a beautiful family!!! I love everyone of them...maybe instead of a card..send a "book"!

-Sandy toes

coco said...

Wow! All those pictures are amazing...we are always lucky to have one that is good! What a beautiful family you have. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Angie said...

Those pictures are just gorgeous! I would love to have some like that of my family. You are definitely gonna have a hard time choosing. Your girls are beautiful!!!

Amy said...

Lovely.. LOVELY!! pictures, my dear.

We are (I think) taking our Christmas pics next weekend. Can we come to your location? :)

Jennifer Raack said...

Wow, the pictures of the girls look like they came out of a magazine! And I love the family ones...you guys are all so photogenic!

Laurin R. Kelly said...

Those pictures are wonderful and your girls are so beautiful! Really you have such a lovely family! I hope that you find the perfect picture for your Christmas cards!!

Jennifer said...

Boy! Aren't you going to have a hard time picking out pictures aaaw heck...just get em all! make it easy on yourself :)

Absolutley gorgeous!

We're having our family shoot tomorrow at the Arboretum...I'm praying for lots of sunshine.

Don't forget to show us the final one you select for your Christmas card.

Speaking from the Heart said...

You have a beautiful family. Thank you for visiting.

Speaking from the Heart said...

Daphine,

You've been tagged by me. List 15 things you are not afraid to admit.

April said...

Daphine,

How are you ever going to make a decision?? Your pics are all so gorgeous! I love them all! You have such a beautiful family and you're all so photogenic!!

We are really going to have to get on the ball and take ours. Now that cross country season has ended, we'll have more time available to get it taken care of. Definitely on my list of "must dos".

Thanks for sharing all your great photos and for leaving me such encouraging and suppportive comments. Much appreciated!! Have a great rest of the weekend!

Melissa said...

such a GORGEOUS family! you are truly blessed!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a kind comment! I'm sure that now that I've found your blog I too will be coming back again soon!

Naomi said...

Hi Daphine! You have such a beautiful family. Those photos are a treasure aren't they!!! Your girls are gorgeous! Thanks for visiting me... I look forward to seeing your meme.
Enjoy your Sunday...

Jessica and Matt said...

YAY!!! I'm so glad you were happy with them! You guys were seriously SO EASY to shoot! Having a ridiculously beautiful & agreeable family to shoot makes my job a breeze! And you can truly tell that you guys love each other so much--it was a joy to do it. So thanks for letting me!!!

Btw--I wish I was black, well... for a number of reasons... but especially because my baby would prolly be so friggin cute, mixed with a little MattBurk! Just think... wouldn't that be a beautiful baby?

Yes--I managed to make this comment about me, somehow. Sorry! Love you!!

Diva Ma said...

You have some BEAUTIFUL girls! I hope dad is ready for those boys!

Wonderful pictures!

Named Alicia said...

Oh wow! What beautiful pictures! I would have trouble choosing, too! Your daughters are beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Daphine,

The pictures came out great!! The girls are so beautiful. I think you made a great choice this year on pictures.

Tonya

Mod Girl said...

Amazing photos Daphine! Every last one of them!!!

JuJu and Family said...

You have such a beautifulfamily and watch out what you're going to have to do to keep the boys away. These pictures are so awesome.
Take care
JuJu

Barb said...

What a BEAUTIFUL family!! I have to admit, on your blog's header picture, I had to look a couple of times before I determined that one of the 'girls' was the mom. You look like their sister.