Sunday, June 10, 2007

Family pictures

Continuing the scanner productivity blog enrichment program, here are a few pictures of the family since January.

The first is the most recent: Sunday afternoon on Mother's Day May 13, 2007. That was a great afternoon. We're learning that the more kids you have, the harder it is to get any one of them to look at the camera at the same time. It would be simply euphoric (and about as rare as a chicken tooth) if you could get them all to look at the camera and smile too!

This one was the same day at the Baby Dedication at church. Luke stood there like a little gentleman while we prayed for the four babies, one of whom was Miss Rachel Ruth. Amanda is the greatest wife in the world. She makes life so enjoyable, and nobody is more committed to their kids and husband than she is.

The third is in February, 2007, in front of the fish tank at the Bass Pro Shop in Concord Mills, NC, with friends David and Judy Humphries of Laurens, SC, who are headed to Liberia for two years beginning in July.

The fourth is in front of Binkley Chapel on the Southeastern Seminary campus in December 2006, just after exams. We had originally planned to use it for a Christmas card, but Amanda said we were too far away, squinting too much in the sun, no one could see the little princess' face, and last of all she asked me, "Why is it so important to put the whole steeple in the picture anyway?"

Now why do women ask those kinds of difficult questions? My answer: "It just should be there, honey." TRANSLATION: "I have an obsession with historic landmarks. Deal with it, dear heart." In fact, I wished there were a way we could have taken the picture so that the gorgeous pediment would be seen, too.

Needless to say, we didn't use this one for the Christmas card.