Sunday, February 3, 2008

Family Pictures

With Alex leaving soon, I felt the need to have a nice family picture done. It has been about 5 years since we've had a professional portrait taken. So yesterday the 7 of us trooped over to the seminary campus with a photographer friend of ours for an outdoor photo shoot. It was a beautiful sunny afternoon, with temps in the low 60's. Melissa took dozens of shots ( digital photography is so wonderful!) - of the whole family, of mom and the girls, of dad and the boys, of just mom and dad together, of the 5 kids, of each kid individually. I can't wait to see the results!

Afterwards we went out for a nice family dinner together. Being a Saturday night, our first couple of choices of restaurants had 2 hour waits, so we moved on. We finally ended up at a local sports restaurant, where we still had to wait an hour. Oh well. Good for the restaurants!

After dinner Alex headed off to a going-away party with his college friends down on campus.

Church this morning, and then this afternoon its off to a Super Bowl party with some friends. I'll be bringing my Mexican Layered Dip and homemade tortilla chips. Mark and I are both from MA, so - GO PATRIOTS! This is the only football game we watch the whole year. Normally, I wouldn't even know who was playing!



Justine said...

Thank you for coming to my blog and posting! I have enjoyed your blog in the past!

And about 'needing a 12 passenger van'. You never know where God will lead you. We certainly didn't think we would ever have more than 3-4 kids!! And look at us now - looking at 8 or 9 kids?! God is amazing. Hang on for the ride!

Renee said...

Hi Beth,

Your Mexican Layered Dip is exactly like the one I always make to take places. People love it. Nice hearing from you.