3.05.2010

The Secret That I Was Keeping But Forgot I Was Keeping

I just realized that I never showed you something.

And I'm actually very proud of myself...because I'm not so good at keeping a secret.  Like the time when I bought this amazing gift for the husband two weeks before his birthday and had to call him and tell him about it before I even made it home from the store.  Or at Christmas, when I'm the worst one about making allowances to open "just one" a day early.  Or two.  Or a week.  Whatev.

But, I was actually able to keep my mouth shut on this one.  I didn't show them to you earlier because I was giving them to the parental units for Christmas, and I didn't want them taking sneaky peeks on the presentage.  But then I guess I just got busy running my mouth on here about nothing at all recording significant moments of  the inner workings of my family's blessed life, and I totally forgot to show you.

But I'm so proud of them.  (I'm also proud of the fact that I was able to get all of that orangey goodness together the night before the setting WITHOUT having to buy one new thing for anybody.  Score.)

So here they are.  Three months later.  And my hair doesn't look like that anymore.  And the boys' mouths are minus a few more teeth.  But the husband still isn't smiling...so it's all good.

Without further ado, or incessant babbling by me, I give you....

The Taken Last Fall But I'm Showing Them To You In March Family Pictures







Go on.  You can tell me how cute my family is.  :)


*** Photos by Kelly of Kelly's Photography.  (She always makes my family look great!  Love ya, Kelly!!)

13 comments:

Barbie said...

You have a gorgeous family! I wish I could pull together perfectly color coordinating outfits without having to buy anything! Blessings!

Kendra said...

I LOVE Kelly! I am seriously considering traveling back there just to get cute pictures of all of us for Nathan's 1st birthday, so they can match Sam's

Lovely family. Dig the orange. I would totally have us rock orange and denim, too!

Mich said...

Of course you know I think you all are the cutest family alive!!! Love you all bunches.

Nina Diane said...

great pics Amber...yes, ya'll look so cute!! I know your parents were probably so excited about getting these...

Tiffani said...

I get to see 2 of these pictures every.single.time. I go to the refridgerator (which is really NOT very often, ahem, ok...that means I'm looking at them CONSTANTLY!)

I love my Arkadelphian family oh so much!!!

Angie said...

Beautiful family in any season! Love Ya!

Carpool Queen said...

I can't believe you got them all looking at the camera at the same time.

It would have taken me this long just to get over the shock, so I understand the lateness in getting these posted :)

Alison said...

AWESOME pics! Keaton and your hubby...identical, even to the "I'm not going to smile but I"m going to make you think I am" face.

Velvet Over Steel said...

Beautiful Family! I have 3 boys too and I am totally girly-girl, so I have been an experience for the boys. lol. Following you now. Have a great week! ~ Coreen
www.velvetoversteel.com

New Every Morning said...

Holla!
They are perfect! I love the colors (and way to go on the coordinating-without-purchase thing)

Beautiful momma, handsome men!

Christi said...

You all look great...AND I'm so impressed that you pulled those cute outfits together without going shopping! :)

Sami said...

LOVE the photos! Totally worth the wait...even though I didn't know I was waiting... :)

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

Beautiful, beautiful pics, Amber! LOVE the orange.

Hey, I got your snail mail card today. Totally made my afternoon. Thank you!!!

And PLEASE tell me what is going on with Sawyer! I'm praying, but I'm worried too.