Sunday, October 14, 2007

Family Pictures

My family did the picture ritual last time we were in Utah and they turned out ok. We haven't had any pictures all together since my wedding. Unfortunately, Duane was not available so I will have to photo shop him in. These are my favorite because they are the most authentic; It actually captures what the whole family picture process is really like. My dad is busy pointing out the wonders of nature while few of us are, to his dismay, as enthused as he is. My mom is valiantly setting the example of smiling and looking nice. Alex and Colin are both busy being Alex and Colin in only ways that the two of them are capable. And of course Adam and I are cleaning up E's throw up. I love it. But I know people only really want to see the finished product so here are the photo shopped, fluffed up versions also:

9 comments:

Heather said...

I like the first picture personally. It's more realistic, like you said. Cute little family! And E looks hungry. Could that be possible? :)

Lisa said...

I love your family I love them!

Luana said...

Cute pictures Ashley. It is so fun to see how much Alex and Wyatt have grown up. I loved both of them in primary. Unfortunately I didn't get to work there when Colin came in. Wow, it looks like Colin is as tall as Wyatt. Wyatt was one of my very favorite kids. I adored him. Tell him Sister Byington says hi.

Mom of Two said...

Cute family pics! I love the first one...organized chaos! And I'm glad that you are enjoying the joys of being in the 909, "armpit" or my fav- the "IE". Just wait until you see the fist fights that happen outside of our safe little Stater's in LL! Also, I've always "liked" Disneyland but then married into a family who all "love" Disneyland and therefore I've actually really started to "love" it myself. Abby adores it- it's perfect for kids. Well worth the pass...plus, we can go together which would be fun too!

julia said...

I am dying your brothers are so grow up! I remember going to eat lunch at your house, like every day, and colin was a baby. It makes me feel old! YOu look amazing!
Sure lov ya

Sarah said...

Your family pics are so cute, and you look great!!! Its so fun to hear from ya and see pics!

snlbarney said...

You are a true friend - hubbies being gone does suck! I love the family pic - Eli is a true cutie, I am impressed. The best is the reality shot, nothing like a baby puking right before the picture, Murphy's Law I guess!

Jen and Lance said...

Ash you look so incredible and you just had a baby you jerk! WOW! Well your family is darling as always and just so you know the cow costume has been retired. So sad to tell you that. But hope everything is good!

Susan said...

So funny...and to think my family has never taken a Family portrait (not even at my wedding!!!) I think I'm going to start that tradition. How is work treating you?? E is getting so big. Does he do any fun tricks? How is school treating Adam?