Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Need I Say More. . .

After about 57 shots, I finally got everyone to at least look at the camera! Success! It is so good to have all of my children together (From left to right: Jacob, Lukas, Joshua, Maren and Evan)!

And here are the outtakes of our Christmas Eve photo shoot. . . . .




Obviously there is much more to say, but my head is dangerously close to the keyboard and I am afraid that I may start drooling any minute, so I will save all of the juicy details of our homecoming for a time when my brain can muster coherent thought. We had an amazing Christmas as a family of seven and I can't wait to tell you all about it!

18 comments:

Nataliya said...

Your kids are absolutely adorable! What a joy! Enjoy the holidays with your amazing family of seven!

Charissa said...

Beautiful x 5!!! My goodness, aren't you a lucky mama? SO glad to see all your kids home once and for all. Your family is an inspiration to me, and now many of my friends too. :)

Elaine said...

Val and Richard,
Congratulations. How wonderful to have Christmas with all of your kids. I can honestly say that I am more happy for you than I am jealous of you -- LOL! Great pictures.

Lisa said...

Welcome home, Valerie. Your family is beautiful! I look forward to getting to know you on Reeces Rainbow.
Your family looks a lot like ours will after this coming year...God willing.
~Lisa

The Gregory Family said...

I'm glad to see you made it home. After that screw up at Dulles, I thought that you would most likely miss your connecting flight. I wish you and your family a good holiday season and a prosperous New Year.

Shelley said...

Oh Valerie, what an adorable family you have!!! Welcome home!

hayslori said...

Merry, Merry Christmas and blessings on your whole family! When I saw the picture of your boys together tears came to my eyes! What a beautiful family! I am so happy that your new ones are home and you are all TOGETHER this Christmas! Keep posting as you adjust to being a family of 7! I am so happy for you!

Lori
Mom to 7, soon to be 8

melissa said...

Evan looks so happy and well adjusted already! I can only imagine the wrapping paper cleanup Christmas morning:) Looking forward to a post about how everyone is doing.

Palmer Family said...

So cute!!! Congratulations on being home and having your family complete!!!!! Talk about blessings! :)

Jennifer said...

I could just stare at those pictures for hours! There just aren't words to express how happy I am for you guys!

Stephanie said...

wow.. i dont think evan could look any happier!!!

Tiana said...

So awesome! What a beautiful sight to see!

Dawn said...

Awwwwwww!!! I'm SO happy that you all made it home for Christmas and that you all are safe and TOGETHER!!!! Wooooohooooo!!!! I can't wait to hear the details!! Congratulations! Love, Dawn (dawn8445)

smctiver said...

Hi Val,
Congratulations! I love your outtakes!! Too cute. Enjoy your gang and the holidays. After your adventures, you deserve a good bit of rest!

Ute said...

How wonderful you children look - and all so happy.Have a even better New Year 2008 ( and hope you can take a good nab,too)

adoptedthree said...

What a wonderful picture and what joy your heart must feel seeing all five of your children together. Hope you are getting some rest!

Jeni & Jeremy said...

Hi - - I live really close to you and would really like to email you. We are in the process of adopting too. I came across your blog through triple the blessings. Anyhow, congratulations on getting home safely!! Your family is beautiful.

Heather said...

WAHOO!
Merry Christmas, you big, fun family!