Thursday, June 26, 2008

FRO ME TO YOU - BROTHER AND SISTERS

I have told you all about the fact that there are six of us. I know, I know your thinking how can this world possibly handle more people like me. Well just to make you feel better, I am the weird one of the bunch, the rest of them are pretty normal. Well there is Lisa, but that's another story. :) I'm kidding people, I am the weird one, I think I always have been.

This is a picture that we had taken several years ago to give to our daddy.

From top left to right: Deta, Robin, Jan

From bottom left to right: Lisa, David, and yours truly

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See we look pretty normal.

This past weekend we had a family reunion and we were all there. It is an amazing accomplishment to get us all there at the same time. So in honor of this very momentous occasion, we had our picture made again.

Ta-Da!!!!

Oh wait, Lisa is not in this picture!! Jan and Robin are looking at me like I have lost my mind. My brother David looks like just take the picture already. I think Deta was probably telling Lisa to hurry up and get in the picture.

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Ok here she comes. I am still striking a pose! :)

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Finally we get the picture. :)

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I just love my family! I am so very thankful that I was born into this one. I think God knew they were the only ones that could put up with me. :o)

For more pictures of family and fun go visit Kristen at We are THAT Family. Ya know I think that's why I like her so much, because we are THAT family also.

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34 comments:

We are THAT Family said...

I LOVE this! I love the older picture and the newer one. You are so blessed to have such a great heritage, Valerie! You guys look like a fun crowd and not weird at all.

Except for the one gal who is posing.

Oh, that's you. Sorry :D

Happy Mommy said...

I love it! I'm an only child and its very lonely!

Kelly's Rants and Raves said...

Wow, what a blessing to have that many brothers and sisters!! I only had one brother growing up. I made up for it though! We have 6 kids!

marky said...

LOVE IT!!

P.S. He loves you... said...

Oh, man! That's a great pix!!!

Your absoluty adorable and your girls come by it honestly in the "picture posing dept."!

Great share!

Also did the colors just work out that way?! Great set up!

TJ said...

How great to have a big family! I love the pics, especially you striking a pose while everyone else is doing something different.

Crayl said...

What a difference a couple years, and a professional photographer, makes! I personally like the series of photos on the grass, way more personality shining through!

Southerner said...

Love the before yall were all ready photos! Bet Lisa loves the you got me from behind running in photo. 5 girls, poor, poor brother and dad. So, tell us where all your nail scars are located.

Rena said...

This is such a great post! I love that y'all managed to ALL get together in today's times! I love, LOVE it. It would appear that you are ham! ;) I think I'm gonna' love you!
Thank you for visiting my blog and for you sweet comment! I plan to surf a while on yours....off to take a peek!

Kelsey said...

Oh my gosh i love this!

Well Behaved Krissy said...

DANG! thats a lotta women in one picture. ARe you sure your dad wasn't afraid of getting cooties and thats why he looks so "over-it"?

mah-meeee said...

great pix! i love the one of lisa running towards you all.

Carrie said...

Great picture love the pose!

Gotta GROW with it said...

oh man, those recent pics were way more fun that whatever your parents paid Olan Mills!

you are quite the model my dear! i got a great giggle out of your dad's expression in the first one. had too, being surrounded by all that estrogen!

Kendrawolf said...

Those are awesome pics. I so love the casual ones!

gabriel said...

The Olan Mills photo was taken by their mom... so they didn't pay much for it. :-)

Muthering Heights said...

These are great pictures of all of you, what treasures! And as for the posing, well, that what ALWAYS happens when a camera comes near me. It's not weird at all...(hehehe)

Mike Golch said...

Great family photos.
God only gave my partnes three of us,I guess that is haow many he thought that my parents could handle.

My sister Sandy had to follow me and my cousin Elaine golch in the same Jr.high school.first Elaine and than I terrorised the teachers and poor Sandy caught hell just because her last name was golch.

I hjope that God has blessed you with a great day today.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Rhea said...

LOVE the family photos, then and now. Your poses crack me up!

I love big families. Such fun family-dynamics and interactions. My dad has six kids also (from two different wives) but we're one big family.

carrie said...

I think your so lucky to have all those brothers and sisters!

LifeatTheCircus said...

Oh dear. I had hopes that as my kids got older it would be easier to get them to all pose nicely and smile at the same time for the camera. This post does not give me that hope!!
Looks like you all had a great time!!

Misty said...

What a great looking family! I can tell you guys have so much fun together. Maybe I should have a couple more babies... I think I'll just keep enjoying your blog!

Tammy said...

Ok, those photos had my dying here. I love it! I need to post all our Olan Mills photos. The backgrounds just own me!

Great updated photo of all the gang. We do this every time we all get together, which is not very often since my brother lives in Japan.

Jenn said...

Great post! I love your style!

Ginger said...

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ValleyGirl said...

Great pictures!! I bet you had an awesome time! I have to admit, I get a little jealous sometimes when I see pix like this and hear people braggin' on their families.... I'm an only child. But at least I married a man with three siblings!

Domestic Spaz said...

LOL! I just keep thinking "Poor David!" growing up with all those sisters!

Kerry said...

Ok your turn was coming. It just takes forever to read all this and Lorie's even takes longer. This looks like fun I wanna blog.. Maybe I will.
Your family is a hoot. Very evident yall have fun together.
Kerry

Ok, Where Was I? said...

You're a good looking bunch. I feel for your brother growing up--as someone said, that's a lot of female in one house. I had three brothers, no sisters, so I know a little something about that.

Well Behaved Krissy said...

I'm talking about you on my blog.

Dawn said...

I love the photos. There were five of us kids growing up (but I only have one sibling - now that's a long story!) and getting group photos was always like pulling teeth. Still that way sometimes. And we're all being repaid for it now that we've got kids.

There's always a class clown in every bunch, isn't there?!

jennifer said...

I think they are looking at you saying "How does she do that? She looks like a 23 year old! AGE already Valarie. DANG!"

Or maybe what you said.

Y'all are a great looking bunch of bananas!

Jen

Drama Mama said...

OH- that is just WAYYYY TOOO Cute!

Big Hair Envy said...

LOVE the photos! Your family is adorable :)