Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Thematic Photographic 149 - Family

The next generation
London, ON
November 2010

They can go at it like cats and dogs, largely because they're such individually bright, focused kids. Yet when the chips are down, they're there for each other, and it makes my heart melt to see them figure it out for themselves.

They make for a crazy, chaotic household that's often noisy and unpredictable, but I can't imagine what life was like before we had them, nor would I want to. It's full, and it's full of meaning, because it's no longer about simply getting ourselves through the day. Rather, it's about getting them through the day, and preparing them for whatever the next day may serve up. And the next, and the next...

I'm tired just thinking about it. But I'd have it no other way.

Your turn: I'd like to explore family this week, and I'm hoping you'll join me along the way. Thematic Photographic rules, as such, are here. Otherwise, please leave a link in a comment to a family-themed pic you've posted somewhere, and let the sharing begin.

16 comments:

Anne said...

You have gorgeous kids...love the expression on their faces! Great photo!

Twain12 said...

great picture , i don't like posting pictures of family members without their permission but i will post some of my ancestors

Vicki said...

Wonderful picture of your children!
Mine is of long ago and now.
~Vicki~
http://vickijf.blogspot.com/2011/06/family-thematic-photographic-149.htm

Tabor said...

I like the way they look directly at the camera with such sincerity and trust!

Rita said...

Just discovered your meme and as luck would have it I had just posted a photo and family news.

My post can be found here: http://cashjocky.blogspot.com/2011/06/surprise-family-reunion.html

Dawn said...

I LOVE this capture!
What an incredible family:)
And no...I'm with you. Wouldn't trade a moment for the world- even the "iffy" ones;))

MorahMommy said...

No prejudice here, but they are beautiful! Yes they can drive us crazy, are expensive and loud, but life would be boring and lonely without them.

Xoxo

Cathy said...

Beautiful family Carmi.

http://nccathy1.blogspot.com/2011/06/thematic-photographic-149-family.html

Karen S. said...

Carmi you have a lovely family! I decided to do on a different sort of family theme and hope everyone enjoys these photos, of my recent view.....

http://twincitiesblather.blogspot.com/2011/06/thematic-photographic-149-family.html

Canadian Mark said...

Gah! Late for the party again... Here's my contribution. Family is a spectacular theme. I might just run with this one all week.

I would add also, your kids look great! It's easy to see why your writing almost always has an air of happiness to it. It's like I can tell that you're smiling when you write, the way you can tell somebody smiles over the phone. With a picture like that, it's easy to see why.

Cheers.

Titanium said...

Family it is! It took me a while to mull this one over- my thoughts (and photographs) on the subject are not traditional or conventional.

Love this shot of the kids! There's a strong bond between them that shines clearly, right through your lens and to the viewer.

Buff said...

Beautiful photo Carmi - I love your family pride.

I have a family photo, sort of, to share with you here .

It is only one of my family - my middle child, on her way to high school commencement. There is nothing like graduation ceremonies to realize the truth in the statement that it takes communities to build children. It was a treat to appreciate so many families coming together to celebrate children moving into adulthood.

MorahMommy said...

I'm a little late, but here's my contribution!
http://imaof3.blogspot.com/

daisy said...

Lovely photo of the kids!

srp said...

I love the photos of your family and kids...
Unfortunately, my family is spread from Austria west to Nevada and I haven't had Nyssa around to photograph since Christmas. I have already used my parents for "well-aged"on their 60th anniversary. So, I decided on a family of a different nature.

Jason said...

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