Easter Family Photos

March 23, 2008 at 11:40 pm 8 comments


My camera’s timer feature is my friend.   Thanks EM, for sharing the new shirt for my boy last year, worked great with Goldilock’s green dress.  Red was able to wear last year’s clothes, as well.  So easy this year.  Leftover shoes worked for everyone, so I’m glad I didn’t fight the war of new ones. 

A new dress for Goldilocks this year.  She’s outgrown last year’s, or more probably worn it to death!  She loved it. 

Grace and simplicity in all this year.  God knew my heart. 

The forsythia outside my bedroom window is exploding in bloom!  Wow!

Before photoshop:


A dreary day.  So, Photoshop is also my friend.  It was grey, windy, Red’s sweater wasn’t pulled down, and his eyes were nearly shut. Stealing eyes is a great trick.


Cold outside, but lots of fun inside. We finally got that quiet, down time I needed with the kids.


One loved pink and flowers…


One can make football out of anything!  😀


Loved seeing her dressed up at the sink, offering to help peel potatoes!  She picked out her own dress this year.


A treasured baby afgan in silky yarns brought out for a much needed shawl–I’m wearing it myself this Spring with knitting and crochet all the rage.  A treasure we are enjoying again.


“The Three Amigos”

Before church…COLD!  We made it fast!

We tucked Red’s shirt in 15 times if we did once!

I stayed up ironing, finding socks for the boys–we were still tighter on time than we wanted to be the next morning.  But, the turkey was roasting and it was great to have The Hub home to help us get ready.

The peripherals, though not the important thing, help give the honor, celebration, and focus to the special-ness of the day, I hope.  (About the only time I get all three children in a decent photo, too!  Not sure I got one last year due to the cantata costumes.)

AND…{drumroll}…I am technically 25 years old today.  I prefer this birthday!  😀  What a GREAT way to celebrate my “birthday” in Christ!

Entry filed under: Christianity, Church, Faith, Family, Kids, Photography, Religion, Sprituality. Tags: , , .

Easter Quote of the Week Inspiration from Mr. Rogers

8 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Spencer Schoeben  |  March 24, 2008 at 12:45 am

    seems like u guys had a nice easter. like the photos!

  • 2. awomansdevotion  |  March 24, 2008 at 5:44 am

    Beautiful family!! My hubby and I love photoshop as well—we had to merge 2 pictures to get a good Easter picture this year.

  • 3. graceisenough  |  March 24, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Great picture. Barry loves photoshop. The first summer we went to Maine, they had a monsoon and our pictures were still able to be salvaged with photoshop.

  • 4. graceisenough  |  March 24, 2008 at 10:42 am

    Great family photos. Barry loves photoshop as well.

  • 5. Kimberly  |  March 24, 2008 at 11:13 am

    i would ask about dog years……………but……………….LOL

  • 6. Cindy  |  March 24, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    At first I thought, 25 my foot, but then the lightbulb went on. Love the pics, but where is the green for you???? Didn”t get to see you yesterday, since we had already seen the presentation, we visited another church with some friends who had asked us to come.

    Mag replies: We all wore things in our closet except for Goldilocks…I had already chosen my outfit (one Jo gave me), before I realized the boys had a green theme going on. Somebody has to give some contrast you know! It would have to be me!

  • 7. touchofglory  |  March 24, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    What a nice looking family! I saw you guys from the stage, but didn’t get to see you up close. Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog earlier. I had very nearly lost my voice by yesterday morning, so I struggled a bit – I’m glad to hear that it sounded ok. Thanks!

  • 8. Sarah Jenkins  |  March 25, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Great pictures, great memories. I always feel like I am completely caught up on your life, your blogs are perfect!

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