Jun 9, 2009

All of us say cheese...












We needed a 'all of us' picture for our post-adoption update for Ethiopia. This is our second follow-up, three are required the first year (3 months, 6 months and 12 months). Then we send a once a year update with pictures every year until she is 18.

A little work, but the Ethiopian government (Ministry of Women's Affairs, MOWA) really does care about their children and wants to know how they are doing. We take joy in sharing God's goodness in our lives. And you know how we love to take pictures of her (14 are required this report...plus one of us I think).

We're getting better at it! Seriously thanking God for digital cameras and tripods. Oh, how I remember the days of my manual Nikon and a whole roll of 36 pictures with hopes of a good shot. It has gotten a bit more complicated as we have added one more smiling face...and more opportunities to *blink.*

22 comments:

Michelle said...

Your family is beautiful!

Lindsay-ann said...

Great pictures Kimmie. You have the most beautiful family.
Thanks for sharing.
Lindsay
x

andrea said...

love the family pictures! what a beautiful family you have! i can't wait to be able to send our pictures away to E...oh, i can't wait to hold our baby! your pictures made me smile!

Stephanie said...

I LOVE them! One of these days, I suppose I should figure out my timer on our camera...

mom said...

Ohhhh, I have soooo been there and done that and KNOW how difficult it is to get just one picture where everyone is looking and smiling AT the camera! LOL! The outtakes tend to be the funniest collection, don't they? :-)

Blessings,
Tammy ~@~

Expat Mom said...

So neat to see the whole family together. I know it´s hard (we have troubles even with just the four of us!) but so worth it! These pictures are going to seem simple when they are all grown up and you`re trying to snap shots of your kids and their spouses and ALL the grandkids, lol.

Hope said...

you have such a precious and beautiful family! It warms my heart!

Lovella said...

OH Kimmie. . .love the all of you photos. . .and I too recall taking pictures of us and the boys with a tripod. . .pretending to be having a good time while they were being silly and I was saying. . ."you guys . ..be good".
Your family is beautiful.

BittersweetPunkin said...

LOVE the family portrait Kimmie! Everyone looks so handsome...that Lil Princess sure is Blessed to be surrounded by so much love!

SocialWkr24/7 said...

Such a beautiful happy family!

Allison said...

I like the third one - when everyone else is looking elsewhere, Giggles and her brother are smiling beautifically into the camera :) You have such a beautiful family!

Kristine said...

Beautiful family pics Kimmie. Glad you shared them.

Emily said...

The bottom two are awesome!

Stacy said...

Kimmie,
You are all beautiful! :) I clicked on every one so that it would be enlarged so that I could just get a closer look at all of your sweet expressions, and the nuances of each photo.

(((Love you)))

Letitia said...

Beautiful.

Renata said...

What lovely pictures of a beautiful family. You are so pretty yourself, Kimmie!
Thanks for sharing!

Amy said...

Oh Kimmie, what a BEAUTIFUL family you have!!!

The photos are so full of love!

MOWA will surely feel so pleased to see precious Mercy forever home with the family God has chosen for her...richly blessed and a blessing beyond measure to her family in return.

Love,
Amy

Sondra said...

Great pictures and what a great looking family! I agree about the digital cameras. I have many rolls of film with bad pictures. Don't know how we ever got a good shot back then!

Andrea said...

I love the pictures. What a beautiful family! I've already saved one to print off and put up on my fridge. Thanks for sharing! Blessings to you all!

Jennifer said...

You have a beautiful family and a beautiful story to share. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Anna said...

I love these! Kimmie, you look just like Rachel Ashwell of Shabby Chic!

Kathy said...

Your family is so beautiful. Love the pictures.

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