Monday, December 13, 2010

Proud Mom and Grandma

You'll have to humor me for today's post.  I've been working on our Christmas letter and the collage of family photos I usually print on the backside of the letter.   I look back on the events of 2010 and give thanks for my many blessings and memories.  Since this is mostly a photography blog, I won't bore you with my family letter, but I must show off my amazing and wonderful family in order of age.
Our daughter Amber, her husband Will, and Issac, Vanessa and Sabrina

Our daughter Tiera, her husband Scott, and Taylor, Bennett, Owen and Chase

Our son Jaron, his wife Michelle, Sawyer, the little bunny who represents our Angel in Heaven Gavin,  and "Bucky" who arrives next month.  (Thank heavens Bucky won't be his name after he is born!)

Our son Dalin and his bride Emily

Our son Tyler and his bride Emily (yes, we have two Emilys!)

And putting it all together for our Christmas letter........
MERRY CHRISTMAS from THE LARSEN FAMILY 2010


24 comments:

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

What a lovely family you have.
Merry christmas to you all.
Greetings from Berit.

Sandra said...

Your family is absolutely beautiful and what a gret idea to put the collage on the back of your newsletter. that is one snappy tie in the first photo and shows a proud daddy. you are truly blessed with children and their children and thanks for letting me meet them

Ginny said...

Oh, I'm looking in wonderment! Such a beautiful family, and you have been blessed with so many children and grandchildren, all so beautiful! Those kids are all just cute as a button!! I am an only child and we have a very small family, I always wanted a large one, with at least a sibling and some aunts and uncles.

boromax said...

What a delightful post, excellent pictures, and awe-inspiring family! Thank you for blessing us with your sharing.

Mary said...

What a beautiful family you have, Karen!

Scott said...

I know it's PHUN around your house when they all get together. Nice job on the family portraits. I noticed that every one had just a touch of color except the very top one. Very interesting.

From the Kitchen said...

Karen, thanks for sharing your beautiful family with us. So many children and grandchildren to be thankful for and enjoy. And, I hope you are close enough to do just that for the holidays.

Best,
Bonnie

WhatKarenSees said...

Actually Scott, all the photos have just a hint of color, except Jeff and I. If you want a group of photos to look 'coordinated' but they are all different, a great way to do this is to turn them all sepia, (or B&W) and if they have a smidge of a common color tone, bring out a hint of that in each one. This pulls random photos together nicely so they look like they go together. (Spell check says 'smidge' is not a word, but I know it is!!!!!)

Blogful said...

What a good looking family. I love the subtle add of color in each. The plums are my favorite. (Cool tie, Will!)

tusen said...

What a fortune!
(Larsen sounds very Norwegian?)

SouthernSass said...

You have a beautiful family! I love the collage and the processing.

Glenda said...

You are blessed with a beautiful family! Merry Christmas to all of you!

Robin said...

Oh, Karen, what a wonderful family you have! I must be absolute joy when you have them all around you.
Hope you all have the best Christmas and New Year! May all your wishes come true!

diane said...

What a lovely big family you have and they are all so handsome and beautiful but then mum and dad are a handsome couple too. I love the colour coordination in the photos. I must learn photo shop one day.mery Christmas to you too.

janc@mac.com said...

I'm excited to get my copy with the newsletter on the opposite side. I hope your family realizes how lucky they are to have such a talented Mom and Grandma!

Lisa RedWillow said...

Wow.. Karen . What a lovely family you have. I adore each and every photo.

Linda Robinson said...

What a great idea.. You have a great looking family.. You have captured them perfectly..

Hugs, Linda

Encarna said...

The best we can desire in life my friend, a beautiful family!!

darlin said...

Wow, what a beautiful family you have. When you say Emily do both turn to look? :-)

I love how you've done your collage, very nice. The individual shots are stunning as well, how could they not be with your subjects?

A very Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones as well.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

You have a lovely family, Karen!

Joop Zand said...

Lovely portait pictures from your family... well done Karen.

Greetings, Joop

Don said...

A wonderful group of photos! Looks like you've got a great family. Merry Christmas.

Janie2 said...

What a HUGE family! Thank you for sharing them with us. They all seem so happy and content. Lots of grandkids which is always great! Nice post.

Larsen said...

You have one handsome looking family!! Where did so many attractive people come from:)? (ah ha ha, I'm funny.)