Thursday, May 24, 2007

Favorite Photo Friday

Ok, NO LAUGHING - I know you will want to!!!
This is MANY years ago - pre-Chloe, but it makes me smile everytime!!! I think Joe and I look like we are shell shocked!!! (We were!!!)
Yep, we'd go out in public with our three little guys and we heard it all:
"Are you Catholic?" "Do you know how that happens??" "Don't you have cable tv?!!" "Don't you ever leave her alone??" We now know WHAT NOT to say to others!!!

31 comments:

GWEN OATSVALL said...

i love the little curl/bang hanging down in Joe's face ... I think you look happy and almost like you have a secret in those smiles of yours ...

Lisa said...

I LOVE the picture!! What a cute bunch of boys! :) Seems like such a long time ago when mine were that age!!

Mr.Brian said...

I am sure you would not change a thing.My sisters and were 5 years apart,mom was 23 when she had her 3rd child.
The best part was they always say they grew up with their kids.
Hey so ya had them close together.
Still the cute sweet family as back then.

Steffie B. said...

i think you all look adroable. What i would lreally like to say......oh....I'll refain! lol

kris said...

Oh my gosh what an adorable pic!!

Steffie B. said...

Ok.....I am cracking up.....maybe I'll email you with my comment! lol

Tracy said...

What a beautiful, happy family!!

Verna said...

OOOO . . . cute!! My mom could probably relate - six under six. Uff daa to you both. The good Lord knew I needed some space and put a few years between ours. Guess He knew you could handle it. Great pic~

Jen said...

I remember those shell-shocked days! And yet we were ALL over Grand Rapids with all our kids! Those were good times! Have a great holiday weekend!

Mommy Spice said...

Love it!! You guys look rather proud of those precious boys to me.

Jenny said...

I love it. I love the neru (isn't that what they were called) collar on Joe's shirt. LOL. You big baby makin machines. ; ) Have a great weekend.

Jenny said...

And Stef, SHARE the comment. LOL, or at least email it over here too... ; )

jennifer said...

Too cute!

Oh Hi, It's Me said...

Anyone who is with-it enough to find matching shirts for three boys is doing OK in my book! I think I've had your hairdo and earrings and the whole shebang...

But seriously, are you Catholic and does he ever leave you alone? Kidding. Sorta.

Sandra said...

I love this picture!!!

thorvet said...

My is the oldest of 6 - all born 1-2 years apart. Zany mahem most of the time, but still had fun. His Uncle and Aunt had 9 children. In all, his grandparents had 22 grandchildren.

And yes, they were Catholic then. :)

Teresa

Panda-Mom said...

Adorable pic! Yours is the THIRD blog I visited today with a new "look"! So cute! ; )

lnipper said...

Awh what a cute family photo!!

Leah said...

Look at those sweet smiles! Love the curly baby hair. You have a beautiful family!

LaLa said...

Happy, happy family...just a little incomplete at that point : )

Kimber said...

What a great picture! It is always fun to look back.

I like your lurker post too. I loved Stef's and plan to do it myself eventually.

Kim

Truly Blessed said...

Geez...are you channelling my life, or what?

I have a fam pix that looks just like that (not matching shirts, but coordinating!) Three boys in four years, and we heard "every" comment ever conceived (pun intended!)...

10 years later, we have a little princess from China (AND we live in the GR area!)

Good post -- brings back great memories!

a&mg said...

Great picture! People do make such dumb comments, don't they?

Steffie B. said...

Oh c'mon people.....it figures I would be the one to just say it....

Joe looks like the cat that just swallowed the canary and Becky looks like she want's to say....If you want to have sex one more time with me I'm gonna kill you! lol

Yes...they are a beautiful family and I love Joe and Becky, but you guys know that it is hilarious!

redmaryjanes said...

Some of us girls were just talking about that last night. Many people have a hard time understanding those of us with larger families.

Carey said...

I love it! It's too adorable!

nikki said...

I think you all look BEAUTIFUL!
You and Joe also look a little sleep devrived too, maybe?
I love you guys and your whole big bunch!!!!!
Keep havin' and adopting kids as long as you want...you guys ROCK!!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

It is amazing what people will say. And so as not to put myself in that category I am just saying....great photo.

Princess Diaries said...

Great picture! The boys look so adoreable in their matching shirts!

Chrissie said...

That picture is just too cute! I love it when siblings match. I don't have any kids of my own, but I have been known to buy matching outfits for my friends kids. I wonder if they will look back one day and think they look cheesy. For now they just look adorable. Thanks for sharing the picture. They are so darling.

Rachael said...

That is adorable! Love the matching outfits. I do that sometimes to my kids, and my husband just groans.

I completely get the large family thing. Growing up, I had 1 younger brother and 4 younger sisters. People always asked if we were Catholic too. (No.)

I couldn't imagine having a small family. But, we did space ours out a bit, which allows for more sanity. (10, 6, 3, and our newly adopted addition is 7).

When you are harvesting your crops and forget to bring in a bundle of grain from your field, don't go back to get it. Leave it for the foreigners, orphans and widows. Then the LORD your God will bless you in all you do.
~Deuteronomy 24:19

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