Tuesday, August 17, 2010

All in the name of a family picture



So while I LOVE taking pictures of my kids- I dread taking the family picture. Not because I don't want one, or not because I won't treasure it with my entire heart... but because of the work that goes into actually getting 11 people all looking put together and looking at the camera is no easy task.

A sweet family friend, Ashley, (thanks Ashley!!!!) came over and took our picture yesterday before Travis left back to college-and let me tell you she had her work cut out for her. We battled the heat, we battled the sun in our faces- but we persevered through it all- in the name of getting a family picture. :) Just thought you might enjoy seeing the 'before' and 'after'. Made me laugh.
And here are a few more of the finished product. :) We love you Travis and we will miss you dearly!!!






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31 comments:

Kim said...

Priceless!

Melinda said...

Love,love, love them all! You are such a beautiful family, both inside and out and it shows through and through each picture. Of course I especially love Addisyn's shirt, ;) I am not looking forward to the day my first born is gone to school, so hard for a momma's heart.

erica said...

Gorgeous photos!

Gretchen said...

Awwww.. Amy these are great pictures! I LOVE all of them!

Our Bigg Family said...

You have a beautiful family. We struggle to get 3 kiddos sitting and looking forward. Your pics are great!

Dardi said...

Awesome!!! Your family just makes me smile!

natali said...

very nice photos!!

Stacy said...

Beautiful family you have!

Kristen:) said...

Oh in the first picture, Mrs. Bloc, you have Mya's head stuck under your arm! haha

Live to love and laugh said...

The pictures are so good. I especially like the one with the kids looking around the tree at mom and dad. You have a beautiful crew.
Haven looks like just a little peanut. She is so small but big in personality.

Anonymous said...

gorgeous and fun and adorable inside and out! Love you all!!

Heather

Mom to 9 Blessings! said...

Love them all!

I'm going to create a new sidebar button too :-)

Hugs and much love from a Mom who gets it with family photos LOL!
Jill

Rachel said...

Love all the pictures Mrs. Amy! Ashley is a great picture taker! Looks like our church youth group. Such a big family but a pretty small youth group! Haha! Love you all Mrs. Amy!

Chantelle said...

LOVE the 'blooper' shot. (and here I thought all your pics came out perfect!) :)

The one with you & hubkins looking into each others eyes is my favorite though. The core. Beautiful.

Amber said...

My heart is in the floor! So adorable I melted.

I'm in awe of your adorable and blessed and LOVELY family!

Andrea said...

Love these!!!!!

James 1:27 Family said...

Love the photos and love the Blocks! I prefer the "before" photos. I just think they are so real and they always make me laugh and warm my heart. The top one is downright hilarious! It looks like you're giving Todd the business and the kids all look scared. And I LOVE Mya's head under your arm.

Sweet family. So many blessings.

Much love,
Amy

Jenn Philpot said...

We just love them! Well worth all the trouble to get a picture of everyone together. :)

Alison said...

Okay, ya'll are the cutest family! And I can't even imagine trying to get 11 people to look at the camera and smile! We have a hard time with just the 5 of us! :)

Jill Funkhouser said...

They are so beautful. The first one is great. Loved all the shirts too. You are all so beautiful! Love the Funks
www.campfunk.blogspot.com

emily said...

Really beautiful!

Dawn - "Are These Kids All Yours?" said...

LOVE your family pics.....understand the fact that getting everyone to look is nothing short of a miracle. :)

Love your last post as well!!!!!

Andrea H. said...

You guys just look amazing! Your family is so photogenic.

Doreen said...

your family is amazing beautiful..i love the love, closeness and happiness that shines through those pictures...

Angel said...

I LOVE THEM AMY!! They turned out just precious. Especially considering you were out in like 105 degree Texas summer. BRAVE MOMMA! HUGS! Havyn is looking so much bigger.

Ursula said...

amazing pix! very cool!!

His Hands His Feet Today said...

I LOVE them!!! I had a dream last night about family pictures... I think I need to reschedule them for today instead of Saturday!
Love,
Kim

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful Pictures Amy! I know your pain all to well and we only have 7 in our family, I can't imagine 11!

Erica said...

Just gorgeous!!

BrandiB said...

Thank you for posting these, your family is beautiful inside and out!

Jocelyn said...

oh my goodness... precious. i LOVE the one with the tree... for your kids to see how in love their parents are- priceless. you have such a beautiful family... even in 120 degree weather!