Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Praise the Lord for family!

Before Andrew flew out yesterday, we had to get a few pictures of all thirteen of us kids...


The five brothers

Sweet sisters!

The older four with their newest sister!

The eight oldest
Once upon a time we used to be stair steps when we all lined up; those days are long gone...

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Soooooo cute Bethany!!!

Morgan

Kate said...

Wow. I can't imagine having that many siblings!:) Looks like a lot of fun though! Family is so wonderful!

Follow In His Steps said...

Oh, the blessings of family! Thank you for sharing the photos! :)

Sarah

Sue said...

so fun :)

Claire said...

Bethany, your siblings are SO precious! What gorgeous, gorgeous pictures you all! Thanks for sharing that joy with us!

Kay said...

Absolutely Lovely Photos and now I feel so old. I remember "little" Bethany, Andrew, Elizabeth, Mathias and Stephen and when the little ones were added.

I love large families!!

Hugs
Kay F

Gods little girl said...

I love those picture's!!!

One BIG (lol) happy family!!!

Heidi

Lady Ruth Ann said...

what sweet pictures, Bethany! It is so nice to make memories by capturing these times with pictures. You look back and are like "wow" we grew up so fast, etc,.. Family is a lot of fun. I would have loved to have that many siblings, although I only have 1/2 as many as you (well, 7 to be exact!). It is such a blessing to see families with "a lot" of children!

Thanks for sharing the pictures, they are all so sweet. :)

Missy said...

Oh, Bethany, how precious! What a joy it is to live in a large family!
Those pictures are beautiful, thank you for sharing them.
Love,
Missy

Victoria said...

I love your family! And you all take a really nice picture. *wink* You remind me of the Von Trapp Family Singers! Haha!
God bless,
Vicki M.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful pictures Bethany,
See ya!
Esther

Holly Kae Photography said...

Very sweet!

~Tori~ said...

Great pictures!! What a wonderful family you are blessed with!

newest sister said...

Ahh...that was SO sweet that you all wanted to include me! You make me feel SO special! Thanks for the wonderful evening, full of laughter, and precious memories! Love you all!

Natasha said...

How delightful to capture such sweet photos! Oh, the treasure of family!

Stephanie said...

Those are wonderful pictures! Oh the joys of having a big family. :D I love sibling pictures.

Lesley said...

What fun pictures of you all! The pictures are lovely....did you take them Bethany? I assume you did, though you're on the other side of camera for some of them.;)Oh the joys of having a big family! I always enjoy seeing other families like mine....though, you have us beat by two(for now:)).
And I loved how you included Abi! She is such a sweet young lady...you have been so blessed to add her to the family!
~Lesley

The Bontrager Family Singers said...

The pictures and post are beautifull! I love the way you included Abi: she seems to be a part of the family. :)
Love,
Allison

Anonymous said...

Great pictures. Kimberly Ruth Wiebe.

allyn&emily said...

Great pictures!

Gem said...

Lovely pictures! Wow, I really liked them. Especially because you were all dressed in red!! :D