Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Family photo tradition

I am just sick right now. I posted this several days ago...and then hit a wrong button. and POOF...the post was gone. buh-bye.

So now, I have to start all over and explain...

When you have several small children, getting a picture where they are smiling and looking in the same direction at the same time...it's hard. I was frustrated and pregnant when we started this tradition and I really wasn't in the mood to get everyone looking at me. Plus, I was going through and artsy photo stage...So it made perfect sense to take a picture of the kids from behind.

And I loved it! I loved it so much that I took the same picture again the next summer with the baby added in. Thus, a tradition was born.

We started with just four kids in the picture. But, that particular photo in digital format is missing. Instead, you get the fun starting with five kids. ;)


2011...local YMCA

2009 ...Oregon coast
2008... Georgia
2007 ... YMCA

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  1. Such a cool idea! I always feel like it's too late to start something like this, but maybe not.

    Love those photos!

  2. Too late for me, even for grandkids who are beginning to DRIVE (as of today). Love the last one, looks so professional. Do you know who the person is way out there on the beach by the water?

  3. Hi, I've just popped over from Debbie's to check out your post and i LOVE that photo! I love large families, I'm from one myself! What a wonderful idea! It reminds me of some famous photographer who took a photo of his daughter in a red swimsuit fromt the time she was a baby until she grew into it as a young woman!

    I love photography and I'm looking forward to taking some lesson's soon! I think the top photo &2009 are my favorites, there's just something about the brightness of the coast!

    I'm now your newest Follower! Have a wonderful week!

  4. This is such a fabulous idea. I love seeing the babies on the end. So cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  5. that is really really cool! everything about it! we have forever tried to get a family picture with everyone looking at the camera and smiling at the same time...hahahaha
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

  6. This is a great tradition. These photos are golden!

  7. Hi, Micki! I have ADD, too! LOL So glad to meet you! I love your photos. They are so sweet.
    I am your newest follower from the newbie party. I would love for you to join me.


  8. Brilliant idea!
    I wish I had thought of clever little things to do with my kiddo. I only have the one and he hasn't had any real photos done of him since he was 4. I'm such a terrible mother {gasp}... but, I love the lil' dude. That's all that counts.

    I'm sure I can incorporate this idea into his upcoming years. It is brilliant!


  9. I just love this photo idea - genius!! I'm your newest "linky" follower from 52 Mantels blog hop. I would love a follow-back if you get a chance: godsgrowinggarden.blogspot.com

  10. These are really cute and they're so fun now that you have a collection to look back on! (pun intended)

  11. Omg this is just sooooo cute! I love it! We have a few family photo traditions but this is truly unique!

  12. Micki,
    I LOVE THIS! This is such a super idea on a yearly picture. I can't wait to try this out, even though mine are teens it will still be fun. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. I can't wait to see what you link up next. Have a great weekend.


  13. That is the cutest idea I've seen in a long, long time. Bravo! What a keepsake and a great tradition to have. I can see this carrying over to your children's children. Thanks for sharing. Peggy from PA

  14. love this idea!! and your two eldest look like theve grown loads between 2009-2010!

    your newest follower


  15. Love it! If you want, you can link this to my Fun Photo Fridays new link party I have going on .

  16. Such a cute idea!! I love it. I've shared on pinterest!

  17. This is really cute. Makes me want a whole troop of sweet kids. So far only 1, but definitely praying for more. Thanks for sharing this original idea.

  18. Oh Micki, This is just so sweet - I love how things happen and become traditions! These are such treasures! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,


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