Friday, February 6, 2009

When The Family Gets Together

My brother Lance and sister-in-law Sue Zan were in town from Georgia last weekend. Several of us in the family went to the Bountiful Temple on Saturday morning. It was a wonderful occasion, as we were there to do my dad's temple work. In case you're not a member of our church and are reading this and wondering what in the world I'm talking about, I'll explain. We believe that by performing ordinances in temples, we seal ourselves as families forever. If a person dies before doing this work himself, someone can later serve as a proxy and perform the ordinances in the temple on behalf of the deceased. It was a beautiful occasion, and I believe my dad was happy we did that work for him that day.

Sunday night, we got together at Jan's for dinner, fun and photographs, of course.

Maddy and Tempe had fun playing dress-up. Every time they put on a new outfit, they would come find me so I could take their picture.

Libby is not too sure what to think of that big camera in her face.


Tempe's pigtails look so cute, don't you think?

Katelyn explaining to everyone that she and Alex are getting ready to go outside and play 'Survivor Man'. Katelyn was a better survivor man than Alex...he didn't even bring a coat.
Helena is loving her first-ever taste of fresh pineapple. YUM!
Those eyes belong to Parker. I try to aim my camera and shoot before he can hide, but he's always too quick for me.
Mallory and Corinne look happy in their matching sweaters.
And finally -- a picture with me and my two older siblings.... Emphasis on older. Just kidding guys. You know I love you!! :)

15 comments:

pat said...

What a wonderful occasion for all of you, Margaret!! R and I have done the same for our parents, and it was a very moving experience. Looks like the family had a lot of fun. How nice to have some willing models!!

Inkspots said...

What great shots! Love the dress up. These are very inspirational. TFS.

shirley said...

I love family gatherings, and yours was very special. It is always great to have such cute models, too.

Janae said...

Very nice! I love that first picture. It looks like the dressed themselves. I can totally relate!

Michelle Duckworth said...

Great pictures... the little girls are so cute all dressed up!

Jena Photography said...

Oh how fun. I really like seeing family photos like this. TFS!

Sharon said...

Nice captures! TFS

Meaghan said...

Looks like everyone had a great time! The little girls are so adorable :)

Rachel said...

Margaret, I LOVE THE PICS and I am so grateful Jonny and I made it that early in the morning. That was such an incredible experience. Is there anyway, you could send me those pics of my girls via email? Thanks-Rachel

Jodar said...

What a wonderful time it looks you had. I love that blue hat! The girls look they had lots of fun dressing up.

Beth said...

Lovely photos of your family. I love the dress up photos!

Lou said...

Looks like a great get-together. Playing dress up is so much fun!

Reds said...

What a beautiful family get-together! Beautiful princesses run in the family! :)

Mandy said...

Its great to have the whole family together. I love when my girls play dress up too...its just so fun.

Amy said...

What a fun night and a bunch of cute girls having a good time dressing up for you! :)