Friday, June 8, 2012

Day 8

Friday, June 8, 2012
How do you feel about new people jumping into your life?

I love it! I especially love it when it's a new Bloggy Buddy. The most recent "jumpers" are Funny, and her sister, Mel. I have NO doubt in my mind that the three of us will be meeting up sometime in the near future, and when we do? Boy, the world had better look out!!

Big news - I picked up the disks today from my MIL's birthday party!! Woo hoo! They turned out even more beautiful than I had anticipated. CSJ and I sat here at my computer and looked at all the photos together, and were both smiling the whole time. I'm SO glad we decided to hire a professional to capture this special day.

Oo, and another bonus - there are several wonderful shots of my parents. That might not sound like a big deal, but trust me, if you knew the issues my mother has with taking pictures, you'd understand. Because she hates to have her picture taken, she usually doesn't photograph well. Because she doesn't photograph well, she hates having her picture taken. Sense a pattern here? CSJ and I were both amazed at the great shots of my parents. Here, take a look at a couple:I LOVE how excited CSJ is for his mom in these pictures.Surprise, Grandma!
I know some of you have already seen the "amateur" versions of some of these, but I wanted to share the shots from the professional.

Brian, Grandma and Stud
The Grandkids (10 out of 14)
The Great-grandkids who were there.
Shhhh....don't tell anyone, but this is here favorite ;-)

Six of her nine children
With the "significant others"Mommy and her "baby" (#9)
#3, my SIL, Liz
#6, SIL Liza (pronounced Lisa)
#4, SIL Roxanne (on her ninth birthday, she got a baby brother. Yep, CSJ!)
#1, SIL Lindy (she's only 2 years younger than my mom. Crazy, right?)
Just a couple more I liked.

As tempted as I am to share the almost 200 photos the pro took, I'll spare you. There are a couple more pictures I'll show you though. My sister, Stud and I had hair appointments last night. Here's his new look.
I, too, have a little bit of a new look (went with some highlights) but I haven't taken a picture of it yet. As soon as I do, I'll share. You have so much to look forward to this weekend! ;-)


9 comments:

karen gerstenberger said...

I love this posting - what a gorgeous family! You all look wonderful, and so happy. That must have been one heck of a party. And your parents are so good-looking - your mom needs to relax about the camera more often!

Busy Bee Suz said...

The photos are wonderful...so many smiling faces! What a big and happy family; that is to be admired!
Love the new 'do. Can't wait to see your highlights!
xoxo

M said...

Charming photos! Always nice to have a real photographer :)

jo.irish.rose said...

i love all the pics, such gorgeous faces!!! all of them! though i did miss one...lol, but i will let that one slide....haha. we were off this last weekend celebrating our 30th anniversary. we went zip lining. i will post some pix on me blog in a bit. i posted on my facebook, but not sure if you can see them. my link is on the bottom of my page of my blog. but not to worry, they will be on the blog. can't wait to see your high lights!!!

Funny in My Mind said...

Just really a beautiful family!
You know we aren't that far away from you (me, 7 hours) so a meet-up isn't too crazy of an idea.
You say you don't wear makeup but your skin has such a glow and you don't need blush (jealous) so don't even read my shallow makeup posts!

C said...

what fantastic pictures, cheech. i have missed you, so much! sounds like tings is goin well in yo family. im on the mend, slowly. i cant believe how much studly looks like christopher. they could be bro's.

C said...

what fantastic pictures, cheech. i have missed you, so much! sounds like tings is goin well in yo family. im on the mend, slowly. i cant believe how much studly looks like christopher. they could be bro's.

Ricochet said...

Something to make you laugh this morning!

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Melanie said...

What a fabulous family. I absolutely love that there are so many people who stay so close. We have a big family, but only because we have five siblings. Other than that, we are orphans with a few random cousins scattered around on my mom's side. Your parents are beautiful people too; I can't believe your mom doesn't like pics! She is perfect for them. Oh, and thanks for the shout-out! I'm loving our jump!