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Family, food, & fun: Day 169

My three blessings.
Trying for some different shots.
Well, the tops of their heads were supposed to all be touching, but they were getting a little tired of my different pose requests, so I went with it.
I still like it, though.
She's actually a tad taller than me, but I made sure to stand on the higher slope:)
They're glad mom's through with the posed shots.
I can just hear one of them mumbling,
"She's still taking pictures of us, isn't she?"
Hot dogs and the Fourth of July go hand-in-hand.
(Even though it's actually the fifth.)
This is just the hamburger and hot dog table. There was so much more on the other side of the kitchen. Needless to say, I ate way too much!
Get in line.
After eating, the kids got in the pool while the rest of us just hung out storing all our extra calories.
Adam taking a little break on the board.
Which brother is stronger?
Adam and Katie taking another plunge. This one is on a much shorter term:)
Ummm, when did she turn into a woman?
More cake and soda?
May I have your metabolism, please?
On The Fourth of July: Where there's smoke - there's some redneck shooting bottle rockets out of a Coke can.
Our Fourth of July celebration continued on to the fifth of July. We spent the day in Spring City with Adam's new in-laws. (I really don't like the word "in-laws." It seems to have a formal or negative connotation.) We couldn't have asked for a nicer family for Adam to be married into. The McDaniels are very kind and down-to-earth people, and we always enjoy our time with them.

jim7221 Beautiful family post..... cannot remember the last time I had a Bar-Bee (q)??..... mmmmmmmmm!!!... :)
jim7221 · 2008-07-07: 02:24
KerBear Looks like a great fourth of July weekend Julie :) So glad to hear you enjoyed yourselves!!
KerBear · 2008-07-07: 08:26
????? you have a very beautiful family!! (I'll take an order of that metabolism also!!) I like the way the head shot turned out, even if it wasn't as planned!!! Great post, R
????? · 2008-07-07: 09:57
ronin53 great lovely post! :):):)
ronin53 · 2008-07-07: 10:10
????? great post!! looks like fun! i remember babysitting at that house.. haha
????? · 2008-07-07: 10:18
climbergirl Looks like a great day and what a beautiful family you have!
climbergirl · 2008-07-07: 12:34
jusshel39 Fun set! Great pics of you children. What a beautiful family! I love #1, 3 & 4 of the portraits.
jusshel39 · 2008-07-07: 14:22
Tats25 Great set - Looks like a fun day!
Tats25 · 2008-07-07: 15:26
mindysue FUN,FUN,FUN! Don't you just love get togethers!! Looks like it was a fun day! I thought that pool looked familiar! Great post Julie!!!
mindysue · 2008-07-07: 19:33
bamommy I love all of these photos! Your family looks like alot of fun. My favorite one is of you and your daughter
bamommy · 2008-07-07: 21:38
sherryb great set
sherryb · 2008-07-07: 22:00
picturemom What a great set Julie! your kids are so cute - love the comment for your last shot! cracked me up!
picturemom · 2008-07-07: 22:46
LotoFoto great set!
isn't it funny how quickly they grow up??
LotoFoto · 2008-07-08: 03:19
jet28 Wonderful set! So much fun :-)
jet28 · 2008-07-08: 04:13
mrutherford22 Julie these are awesome!!!! What an amazing time with your family! How sweet! I love the first shot of your kids...and the attempted head touching shot. Looks like a wonderful 4th of July!
mrutherford22 · 2008-07-08: 11:00
shutterjitter lovely set.
shutterjitter · 2008-07-08: 12:36
CJLata Very nice shots. It looks like everyone enjoyed themselves. You kids were very cooperative with the picture taking. Happy belated fourth!
CJLata · 2008-07-08: 15:19
????? wow, so many people, so much food! I would have stuffed myself silly too! looks like a great time : )
????? · 2008-07-08: 15:19
photopoet · 2008-07-08: 18:30
BreezyOnTheEyes woo! what a fun day!! i totally didn't take any pictures at all at our BBQ..i don't know what my problem was!! i love all these shots but the 2nd one is my fav!
BreezyOnTheEyes · 2008-07-08: 20:45
Queen911 Wow what a fun day.!!!!
Queen911 · 2008-07-08: 21:30
aurian It looked like such a fun, wonderful day - the beaming smiles of your family (and extended family) tell the story on its own! You can't go wrong with a good BBQ! :)
aurian · 2008-07-08: 22:50
????? Fun
Beautiful portraits!
????? · 2008-07-09: 05:03
oldbabe Family fun is the best kind of fun! What a lovely family.
oldbabe · 2008-07-09: 20:49
Anjie What a fantastic day -- your shots make me feel like I'm right there :)
Love all the portraits, and the food looks so yum!
Anjie · 2008-07-10: 23:18
PaperWings Looks like you all enjoyed that extra day of celebration! And yes...I want amber's metabolism. :)
PaperWings · 2008-07-11: 11:08
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