Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Family Photographs - Post 26: The Kids

I'm posting old family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is one of the most precious (to me) images from my own family collection:

This photograph was taken in 1977 in our current living room - notice the 1970's-style shag carpet and wood paneling? We just changed it all last year!

This is a picture of yours truly on his knees (note that there is no beard, and I had some hair!) with two darling little girls on his back totally enjoying a rather rocky piggyback ride. Lori is age 3 and Tami is about age 1 in this picture. Look at the hat that Lori is wearing - I should have submitted this to the Crowning Glory carnival! Angel Linda is sitting in the chair in the background. I wonder who took this picture - I have no clue!

And a bonus, since we are up to the next generation in our family history. We recently had all four grandchildren at our house, in our family room (now with "Oatcake" colored walls and wood floors) and managed to take a decent picture of all of them:

They are all hams, aren't they? When you say "smile," Lolo makes a kissy-face, Logan laughs and Lucas grins widely. How did baby Audrey get suspended on top of a box? Well, her mom is hiding behind the kids and the box - you can see her hand. This is my current background picture on my desktop computer screen.

Every time I see these pictures, and many others of our kids and their kids, it brings a big smile to my face, my heart gets really full, and I thank God for my great fortune for giving us two loving daughters and four beautiful grandchildren.

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