Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sneak Peak!

As most of you know my dad has been diagnosed with bile duct cancer. He started his radiation yesterday. He got 2 doses yesterday and he is getting 2 today. Then he is through!

A little over a week ago my family all met there at my mom and dads. And we had a nice big family portrait taken. We have been wanting to do this for years. My parents, my brother, his wife and 4 kids, and my family. That is everyone. Our sweet photographer, Brieanne, sent me a sneak peak this morning. I was SO excited I just had to post it! I can't wait to see all the others!!! THANK YOU BRIEANNE!!!
(IF you look close (FAR RIGHT) ...Blake has on a pair of Grandpa's boots that he gave him just that morning! He was stoked to get them!)


“But whatever the era, whatever the times, one thing will never change: Fathers and mothers, if you have children, they must come first. You must read to your children and you must hug your children and you must love your children. Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens in the White House but on what happens inside your house.” Barbara Bush

(And, might I add.... PARENTS)

26 comments:

Mechelle said...

I love the photo. You all look great. The colors you picked are perfect. Where did you go for the photo?

YES! We must hug our kids and read to them and love them and put them first and turn off the TVs and listen to them, etc. Our success as a society depends on this! I believe this with all my heart. m

MERRIANNE said...

i love that picture. you all are gorgeous.

and AMEN to that Barbara Bush quote!!! i ♥ that!!!!!!!

Scrappy Girl said...

Love that photo! That is so cool to get everyone together like that. As for Barbara Bush...I say ditto!

Letti said...

That picture is gorgeous. You are so pretty too I love your hair. What a nice treasure to have.

Jan said...

I love this message so much. That Barbara was a first lady. Strong first lady.

This photo of your family is the purest treasure. BEAUTIFUL. The whole meaning and thought behind it, is what makes it magic and enduring forever. This photo means everything that is good and holy. Shaila, my thoughts are with so much. I know how difficult it is to watch your parents go through so much.

Have a lovely day hugging those you love.

Lisa Loo said...

Simply stunning! I love the colors and the end result! Your photographer has skills! I love pictures--that ability to capture that one moment in time----sorry that the gathering has to be under these conditions.

Love the quote--hope all goes well for you and yours!

Spin said...

love your family photo. will put in an extra prayer for your father. thanks for the blog visit. love yours. will be back

brieanne. said...

how how how did you not tell me that he started radiation? i care about YOU too, you know! I will continue to pray for him and you and your beautiful family ..... really these pictures show how awesomely TOGETHER you all are. and yes, my KIDS are the driving force for me for sure. i want nothing more than to provide them with a SAFE, HAPPY HOME full of L O V E. thanks for sharing your inspiration always. YOU are a counted blessing every day.

Jenn said...

Come on now...nobody has that great looking of a family!

I love all the brown.

The B.B. quote is frame worthy for sure.

Spin said...

forgot to say that the video was sent to me on an email and i havent been able to find the link. you are welcome to link to it on my blog. if i figure it out another way to get to it i will let you know

McEwens said...

love how Chad is sitting so close to your dad! YEAH on the boots! Great picture (I see what you are talking about) Great quote by Barbara Bush! Cant waitt o see the rest! Is this the one you will blow up and hang? Everyone looks great!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

It should be illegal for a family to be this beautiful! :)
What a great group you have there! It's amazing that everyone had a great smile-I don't think we have one family photo where someone isn't doing something corny! :) (usually me) :)

Tanja said...

I love that quote, definite words to live by!

What a fabulous family photo and you will be so happy in the years to come that you all got together to get it done!

Becky said...

Great picture! It's practically miraculous you got everyone there and willing to participate.

Wait. Maybe that's just my family...

Glahn Family said...

Love this picture Shaila, It is going to look great hanging on a wall in your home..

and AMEN Sista, to the quote

Redhoodoos said...

That is a seriously beautiful family you have there. I love the colors you chose.

Such a treasure.

Mother Goose said...

you guys are so freakin gorgeous it should be illegal to have that many good looking people in one family!

beauty breeds beauty!

I love the quote by Babbs, she was a favorite of mine.

linda said...

This group picture is just stunning...all of you are gorgeous! I wanna be part of your family!

nikkicrumpet said...

What a beautiful family and what a great photograph! And that Barbara Bush was one SMART lady!

binders said...

What a beautiful picture! I'll add my good thoughts and prayers to everyone else's.

I'm going to copy that Barbara Bush quote- that's a classic. Thanks for sharing.

The B's said...

Great photo! It will become a more cherished possession in the years to come!

Kelley said...

Shaila!
It's beautiful! Everyone looks great! It's amazing to have everyone in the picture. that's always the hardest part for our family. I hope someday to make that happen (after John's mission). I'm praying for you all. Love, Kelley

tammy said...

Beautiful Shaila! I'm so glad you were able to have that done.

I love when people who aren't our same faith, understand and realize just how important the family is. That is a great quote.

Hugs and prayers to your Dad and your family.

The Berry's Patch said...

Your family is beautiful! I'm laughing at the robins nest comment. She is so right!lol

I hope your dad is feeling better. :-)

Nancy said...

How cute is that!

Drake Family said...

LOVE your picture and LOVE the quote by Barbara Bush!!!