Monday, May 9, 2011

"Annual" picture

Every Mothers' Day, I ask Ethan to take my picture with however many kids there are that year.

Usually, I get sick and tired of rounding up kids and trying to have people simultaneously smile AND keep their fingers out of their noses. (Plus, I hate having my picture taken.) So more times than not, I give up in disgust before the picture has actually been taken and mutter a "Maybe next year."

This year, I asked, Ethan pointed the camera, and the kids kept their hands away from their faces.

Do note, however, that Salem is pulling Miriam's hair.

In next year's picture, my hair will be longer, my face will be thinner, and everyone will look at the camera.

At least, that's my annual resolution. HA!


  1. Love the picture. I have yet to get a Mother's Day picture.

  2. You are BEAUTIFUL and so are your children! I am still in awe of you and your husband; any parents who can raise eight children are seriously blessed and gifted.

  3. Everytime I see pictures of you guys, I miss you more!! The kids are getting so big...and more gorgeous all the time. Hope we can get together somehow to visit before everyone has grown up!!

  4. LOVE this picture, Rachel! And regardless of what you think, you're photogenic ;) Happy (belated) Mother's Day!

  5. Hey Rachel! The picture is adorable, you all look great! Shoot me an email when you get a minute, its not like you have 8 kids or anything, so you're not busy at all. But I wanted to talk to you about something that I think you'll find entertaining.

  6. You all look beautiful. And happy. And the little things (even the pulling of hair) are the stuff of life. Happy Mother's Day a little late.

  7. good picture! No one is crying - that was my goal once we hit 3 kids. Even as they are older, my criteria is not too high - if everyone has their eyes open I deem it great.

    And that is funny about your sister doing the same crane earrings. I don't know what it is with teaberry gum but I do not like gum anyhow so it's ok with me. But I do like the shade of pink. :)


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