Thursday, December 09, 2010

Thematic Photographic 127 - Family


Us
Laval, QC, August 2010


I've chosen "family" as this week's Thematic Photographic theme* because everything in my life resolves around mine, and I suspect I'm not alone in this. Sure, everyone's definition of family is different and not everyone may see their own family through quite the same lens that I do. But if diversity is the fuel of life, then gloriously diverse families are its spark. And its reward, come to think of it.

Besides, the end-of-year period is a natural breakpoint to pause for a bit and think about what matters most. To me, the answer is simple: Them.

Your turn: Thematic Photographic is all about participation and sharing, so I hope you'll all use the next week to participate in this theme and share your own visions of what family looks like - and, more importantly, means - to you. Enjoy this one. I know I will.

*Thematic Photographic is our weekly photo sharing/learning activity. All you need to do is post a pic related to the theme to your blog, then come on back here and leave a comment letting everyone know where to find it. Feel free to use new stuff, pics from the archives or even entries you posted long ago. Anything goes. To add to the fun, visit other participants, and repeat as often as you'd like - we encourage that sort of thing around here. For more background on Thematic, please click here.

39 comments:

Lynne H. said...

Carmi...you have a most beautiful family and my how blessed each of you are to have one another..
As a Mother of 5, I will enjoy this one. Be back with something..

A Paperback Writer said...

Awwww. You're all so cute!

Son #1 there looks like he's got a bit of spit and vinegar in him. ;) I enjoy that sort of student in my class.

Serendipity said...

Oh how I wish you could have put little effort and shaved for the sake of family portrait ;)

Titanium said...

There is so much love, so much happiness and togetherness in this family of yours. Thank you for sharing a part of your world with us, through this warm and delightful family photo.

My family is here.

A Paperback Writer said...

Okay, here's my first set of pics on this subject. These choices were inspired by your son.

http://apaperbackwriter.blogspot.com/2010/12/photo-non-contest-127-family-part-i-my.html

Jeremiah Andrews said...

Beautiful...

Mike Wood said...

Your older son is a spitting image of you Carmi.

For my entry I submit this recent blog post. I don't have any photos of my family - as unusual as that may be, so it might be a bit off topic. Or not.

Holly Schwendiman said...

What a fun theme. I love the family share...photos really do say so much! They sure get big fast don't they?

Hugs,
Holly

Aunt Snow said...

What a beautiful family you have! Isn't it wonderful to see the family resemblance between the parents and the kids?

What a fun theme to get us ready for the holidays, too!

Steve Gravano said...

Nice job! What a beautiful relaxed family portrait. Carmi, your older son looks a lot like you, right down to the smirk!

Alexia said...

What an awesome family photo. You all look so wonderfully relaxed and comfortable with each other.

You are so lucky to have them, Carmi - and they are very fortunate in having such a father as you.

My post is here

Catherine said...

Lovely photo - but unlikely your family, mine would not be happy to see their photos on my blog - privacy concerns and so on - so I found different sort of family photo to post here

Lynne H. said...

Hi- So here is one type of family I found for this weeks theme:

http://juluca27.blogspot.com/2010/12/thematic-photographic-127-family.html

Twain12 said...

great looking family :)

Kalei's Best Friend said...

Great looking family!. I definitely can see the love!...here is mine and as usual, just a bit different.
http://afreshstartwithkalei.blogspot.com/2010/12/tp127-family.html

daisy said...

Such a lovely family photo.

Vicki said...

Hi Carmi!

Great choice for this weeks theme! AND ... as several have already stated, Your oldest son and you are almost mirror images of each other. ( I would love to see a pic of you at that age.) BUT ... I am sure you have heard that soooo many time . . . so forget I mentioned it.

For this theme, I am submitting 2 photos, reason being, with 3 adult children, it seems we are never all in one place at one time. Our middle child (son) lives in a different state and we only see him several times a year (as oppose to all the time).

Both pics are from this past summer.

http://vickijf.blogspot.com/2010/12/thematic-photographic-127-family.html

Juniper said...

Is it cheating using this post? ;-)

nance marie said...

words
amazing arn't they

family
like words

Alexia said...

Couldn't resist it - another post

MorahMommy said...

I love this theme! But couldn't just once someone say the kids look like me?! :-p

I won't complain, too much!! I love looking at you and seeing you in them!

My interpretation of our family is here: http://imaof3.blogspot.com/2010/12/family.html

xoxo

Country Mouse Studio said...

wonderful family you have and how nice that you appreciate them

Karen S. said...

Finally mine are posted. Love the theme Carmi, who doesn't love family but it sure was hard selecting, and stopping, so I went for my silly side of life, Children, Grandchildren, couple of dogs and myself!

Link: http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2010/12/thematic-photographic-127-family.html

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tmac2271 said...

Awesome. Sadly i never had a family portrait. Hahas everyone looked so happy though =D

Max said...

Fitting theme for this time of year, but I have to admit, it was one of the harder ones to come up with a good theme for. Hopefully, this works:
Family

Max said...

Some really good stuff out there folks! Thanks for sharing.

Gilly said...

Sorry, I've had to go for the AH factor here

hpicasso said...

http://hpicasso.blogspot.com/2010/12/he-never-asked-for-much-and-he-got-what.html

a thought, that even strangers can become family

srp said...

I suppose everyone says that your kids have your eyes. The oldest does look taller than you now!
I chose a group picture... although I'm not really fond of them, the older crowd seems to think these are must haves for any special occasion. But the four couples represent 220 years of marriage... they have cemented their lives together as family.

Karen S. said...

Carmi, I truly love your theme this week, (did post mine) but one question? May we send back your snowmageddon, because I think you sent it our way!?! I know it will probably only last this day...but it's a real blizzard out here! Thanks for making this desirable blog available for us all! But you can have the snow back! :)

Chibi Janine said...

Here is the start to the family Photos , Trying a slightly different style to the photo presentations

Buff said...

Wow! 31 comments ahead of me. I guess that says something in itself about family and how we are all affected. My family is often the subject to my photography so for this post I have chosen a heritage shot. Once again, thank you Carmi - you give good vibes.

Karen S. said...

Please check out my other version of family! Thanks to all who have posted, I enjoy each new theme of TP! Thanks Carmi!

Link: http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2010/12/thematic-photographic-127-family-2.html

Sarah Walton said...

My family and I live in Dubai now, and Christmas is a little different over here. When we go to kids Christmas days, they ride on camels and hold falcons.

http://dubai-ified.blogspot.com/2010/12/crapmas.html

Ooh, and sorry about the last word in that link - there were many parts of the day that were less than perfect and I had a good rant.

Max said...

Another family picture I took yesterday:
Family

Jim said...

Carmi, I'm glad pets came up Saturday. When my kids were little, they were early risers. So weekend mornings, I got up early (like 5am early) to play and feed and play and watch tv and then play, hopefully keeping them quiet enough that my wife could sleep just a little longer. The kids are grown, and now we have kittens. Kittens who until yesterday thought 5am was the perfect time to play and then have breakfast. So 5:30 Saturday morning, there I am - having fed them breakfast - watching cartoons to keep them occupied while my wife sleeps in a little longer. http://seewhatsaround.blogspot.com/2010/12/saturday-morning.html
The more things change...

Chibi Janine said...

More on my wonderful family here

Everydayjuju said...

I'm always so late to this game...Carmi, your family is adorable, here are 2 parts of mine:

http://everydayjuju.blogspot.com/

Hood Photo Blog said...

Gorgeous!!! Happy New Year to you and yours! I hope your 2011 is equally as creative as this year has been!

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