Family Photos: History in the Making


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2015, with the grandparents

Ever had to sit patiently while someone else showed you all their family photos? Not had that pleasure?

Well, today’s your lucky day! I thought I’d share with you a little of our history. It seems that over the years the FishParents have disappeared from the family pictures. It’s just too crazy to get all the kids in, let alone us. But, if you look really carefully, you can see FishPapa’s keys and leg in this year’s photo.

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fishkids sleeping beauty castle




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Santa Barbara, CA – October, 2009

San Diego, CA – October 2008
(Yes, the baby’s missing.)

Olathe, KS – December 2007
(Yes, Panda Express on Christmas Eve was as good as it got that year.) 

Overland Park, KS – December 2006
(Yes, I’ve ditched both our sweaters.)

Olathe, KS – December 2005

December 2004, Olathe, KS

Overland Park, KS – December 2003

Paso Robles, CA – December 2002

This is as good as it gets in the digital realm. And, I’m sure that’s quite enough, isn’t it?

Do you take a family photo each year? What’s your success or failure at getting everyone to look and smile at the camera?

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  1. Smockity Frocks says:

    What a beautiful family you have! I love the one with the huge tree.

    I try to get everyone to at least look in the general direction of the camera. Smiling is a bonus.

  2. Love 'em! Thanks for sharing!

  3. What fun to see your family grow!

  4. You have a beautiful family!! 😀 Great pics as we aren't perfect all the time! 😀

  5. UnfinishedMom says:

    I love seeing your family grow in the pictures – watching the boys change. The dimples get me every time. If one shows up missing you'll know to come looking at my place 😉 So cool.

  6. Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama says:

    Don't you love how we mama's look so nice in the first pic and then as the year's go by we look more frazzled until we just take ourselves completely out of the pic…too funny!

  7. You know, we don't take a family photo every year. After seeing your wonderful showing, I am thinking we should:-)

  8. Melissa Stover says:

    i make my family suffer through a photo every year. i love it! yours are great.

  9. The Happy Housewife says:

    Okay, I think what I loved the most was FishMama's hair changes over the years, lol! Great family pics!

  10. I love it! But may I suggest that you get back in the pictures? One day, your kids are going to look back and wish there were more photos of their parents (speaking from experience here – as the kid!). 🙂 What a fun trip down memory lane for those of us who have only known you since FishGirl (#1) arrived! 🙂

    • I agree. In the last few years since this post — it is 2009 — we’ve done that when on vacation. It’s so hard to get everyone in one place.

  11. Loved your pictures! Oh my, what a difference 5 years makes! … and then 10!!!!! Our families grow up so quickly! Just passing on what we have found -the grandchildren (and now the great-grands) grow up even more quickly!!!!! God bless you and your family,

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