Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Mega Picture Overload. (So not kidding.)

Maybe it's because I'm fighting a cold and am up at 2:53 a.m.


Maybe it's because the only sound in my house right now are the tapping of the computer keys and the breathing of my husband and kids as they sleep.


Maybe it's because I am just having a moment.


Whatever the reason, I've been spending some time in the past this morning. Revisiting big, swollen, pregnant bellies. Sighing with bittersweet adoration at tiny fingers, toes, noses, and mouths drawn into little "o's". Giggling at silly moments and goofy expressions.


I am extraordinarily blessed. To have this love, these smiles, such cherished times to reflect on...what a privilege. Prayers of gratitude for His love and grace were intertwined with my memories tonight. (This morning??)


Here are some of the pictures that I treasure the most. They are in no particular order (mainly because my photobucket is 45 pages big and in very random order) and I wonder if you can spot the completely unintentional Austin Powers-esque photo? Once someone pointed it out to me I was like "Oh, WOW!!" Would have never noticed it otherwise, but now I can't look at it without laughing. I know there are a ton, but trust me - -this is a small sampling!!

Thanks for indulging my sense of nostalgia, and I am SO sorry if you have dial-up. I have probably ruined your day with this one.

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13 comments:

BethAnne said...

They are absolutely precious!

When I look at our old (well not that old) pictures they always make me cry and wish for those days back. You and I are really living in the best days we will ever know (even though some days feel like the worst). I see pics like that and want another baby!!! (Then I have a bad day with the ones I have and dont - I so non-committal on the new baby thing). My husband wants another one really bad!

Rebekah said...

Ahh, those are so great. Thanks for sharing.
I bought the new firm series. They dont use the step but they are very good work outs. I actually like not having to use the step when the kids are home. I almost stepped on Gracie a few times when she was little because she liked to immitate me and would get under my feet.
I have the last 4 series. I am still new to the latest so I havent gone back to the old ones yet.

Jennifer Partin said...

I loved the pictures!!What a beautiful family you have. And no, I don't have dial up. :)

Alana said...

Love this post!!!! I love pictures, especially lots. You are blessed with a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing!

Mari said...

So sweet - I love seeing pictures. What a great family.

Earen said...

Oh, I loved looking at all those pictures! I LOVE pictures...You have a beautiful family Tara & YOU are beautiful!

Terri said...

I loved all those pictures - thank goodness I upgraded to DSL! I can see by the bumps and bruises on Georgia why she's called Hurricane!

Renee said...

Okay, I have to tell you that the whole time I was looking at these pictures, I was trying to figure out which one has the Austin Powers moment in it. I was looking for something strategically placed...but couldn't figure it out. I'm dying to know which picture you're referring to. :)

Anyway...LOVE the pictures. You ARE beautiful. And your kids are precious. And your husband is the best. Love the pictures with Stacy, too. I love the pictures of Mitchell n Georgia together....you can tell that they get such a kick out of each other.

And I LOVE the picture of you and Mitchell, when he was a little one. You are so pretty!!

Love you! Thanks for the pictures!

Sittintall said...

Thank you for a peak into your family photos. What a great looking family you have! And lose weight? You don't need to lose weight, you look fabulous! Seriously, you look great girl! Anyway, it was fun looking at the pics.

I'm Tara. said...

Thanks, ladies. I love my little family - it was so fun looking at them in the middle of the night, I just had to share.

Renee -- it's in a belly picture. *wink* You can't miss it once you look for it. Such a nerd. It was SUCH a joke on my birth board - -some girls were like "OMG - that is hysterical!" thinking I'd planned it. Not so much, just a dork. LOL

As for the weight issue -- the absolute smallest I am is in the pic of the three of us with our heads together (I have on a red visor) and I was at the low end of a size 12. Other than that -- size 14's and 16's. No one ever believes me when I tell them how much I weigh -- I weigh a LOT more than they think!! Thanks for the sweet comments though. They make me smile. :)

Jennifer said...

That was so fun! I'm not believing your beautiful pregnant belly, nor the courage it took to put it up there... no one got to see this girl's belly without suitable covering. Except John, and he was pretty ready for normality to set back in after awhile. :)
This post should be renamed, "Pictures of a Happy Family." There aren't enough happy families around these days and I can't get enough of them - consider yourself blessed, my friend. Loved it.

Tricia said...

Too cute! What fun to be random! :)

Short Stop said...

Love, love, love these! How fun to just see a post of awesome pics of your family. That pic of G in the boat is completely adorable. I'm SO glad you posted these!!