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Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

It’s a weekend of family and Friday we drove down(van and a car) the Blue Ridge Parkway to Peaks of Otter. Avoided ALL stores. When we got back and the sun was starting to drop, Erika dressed the kids in their red outfits and we thought we might get a photo for their family Christmas card. The sitting around, getting four grandchildren to look into the camera lens wasn’t going too well….so started the action shots by yelling ready, set. go and the fun began. Murphy barked at Bob the donkey and Heart the big horse. Froo Froo Marlene got out a huge bag of carrots. Forget the Christmas card- roll around in the leaves, feed the animals carrots,run and whoop and laugh. The grass began to get damp with evening dew and it was time to go in for our supper. I couldn’t believe the Weekly Photo Challenge email said FAMILY. Perfect timing! (And to check out other bloggers interpretations of Family click here )

38 responses

  1. brilliant!
    what a wonderful Christmas card this will make :)

    November 26, 2011 at 12:07 am

    • Didn’t make the cut for the card! Will have to post the one that did get the nod from my son and daughter-in-law. But I like it, too. Thanks for looking and writing.

      November 26, 2011 at 12:09 am

  2. Wow A very clear shot of beautiful family :)

    November 26, 2011 at 12:17 am

  3. Beautiful :) Shots like these are the best. I love seeing the real smiles and laughter rather than posed photographs :)

    November 26, 2011 at 12:41 am

  4. What a great picture. I like their clothes and I love the horse.

    November 26, 2011 at 1:19 am

  5. This one is a keeper.. such a treat after receiving so many formal poses… But then, any photo of these beautiful children would be a winner:)

    November 26, 2011 at 1:21 am

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  7. And a good time was had by all!

    November 26, 2011 at 3:22 am

  8. These kids are all so gorgeous! What fun looking dolls, too. The horse in the back tops the photo off. And of course the color red makes this photo extra special. VERY nice picture, I really like it!

    November 26, 2011 at 4:25 am

  9. Lovely picture!

    November 26, 2011 at 4:53 am

  10. for sure the horse would like to follow the kids!

    November 26, 2011 at 5:12 am

    • Cassie's world

      It really looks like that! Funny :)

      November 27, 2011 at 5:23 am

  11. super shot, and sounds like it was great fun for all!

    November 26, 2011 at 6:11 am

  12. connie

    Another Norman Rockwell moment from the 50’s when I was growing up with less pressure and more “free time” for families.

    November 26, 2011 at 8:01 am

  13. Nandini

    All in red! That’s really nice. And beautiful happy faces :)

    November 26, 2011 at 8:24 am

  14. Vincie

    A gorgeous photo of four beautiful children!

    November 26, 2011 at 8:26 am

  15. Gail Radley

    HAPPINESS

    November 26, 2011 at 8:31 am

  16. Kristin

    Great photo Ruth! And they all look like they are having such a good time.

    November 26, 2011 at 8:41 am

  17. Heart the horse seems to be watching the kids intently. Great shot!

    November 26, 2011 at 10:46 am

  18. Amy

    I LOVE this photo! What fun.

    November 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm

  19. The laughter and fun is just bubbling over!

    November 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm

  20. Lois I. Greenberg

    Your photos of the children steal my heart every time, but this one is a clincher. It’s the hat, the hat the little one is wearing. Surely a crowning glory. Marvo, as usual. Happy holidays, RuthE. Love, Lois

    November 26, 2011 at 1:20 pm

  21. What fun!

    November 26, 2011 at 6:34 pm

  22. Personally, I think your action shot would make a *perfect* Christmas card. Much more interesting than a staged, formal sitting (in my opinion). :)

    November 26, 2011 at 8:56 pm

  23. Erica Wells

    a winner! do you have any idea how many photos of “family” you have that you might have “entered????” anyway, as you said, well timed subject!!! XOXOXO

    November 26, 2011 at 9:58 pm

  24. This is a great family ‘capture’! Looks to be a great Christmas card. : )

    November 26, 2011 at 10:42 pm

  25. Cassie's world

    This photo is really great. You can see the joy in the kid’s faces. And is it not that, what Christmas is all about? :)

    November 27, 2011 at 5:22 am

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  27. What a wonderful Christmas photo:-)

    November 27, 2011 at 10:48 am

  28. Excellent idea!

    November 27, 2011 at 1:43 pm

  29. What a great capture and I am full of admiration for the poise of the horse while the children are so obviously enjoying themselves!

    November 27, 2011 at 6:39 pm

  30. thirdhandart

    What a great photo for the challenge! Love that the children are holding hands, running full blast and laughing with joy.

    November 28, 2011 at 4:45 pm

  31. I love the red. Beautiful.

    November 30, 2011 at 2:28 am

  32. A perfect Christmas picture. The happiness of your kids were all captured on this one. I agree, its like a postcard. Love the joy it brings to all that looks at it. Happy holidays and best wishes…

    November 30, 2011 at 11:08 pm

  33. A symphony in Red and wonderful smiles :-)

    December 1, 2011 at 2:11 am

  34. A great photograph and all in red, wonderful

    December 2, 2011 at 10:54 am

  35. Such a great shot! Pure happiness! Love this part of Virginia – it’s where I began my AT hike! :)

    December 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm

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