Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Take Me Back Tuesday

Welcome back to Take Me Back Tuesday! Thanks to Kari at A Giveaway Addicted Mommy for hosting this weekly meme. Each week participants showcase our pre-digital photos. Stop by and see what Kari is offering this week and check out others who are also participating.

The McDonald Girls & Families
ca. Fall, 1994

The above photo was taken at a local church during a fund raising drive. It was the Fall of 1994. Momma was insistent that there be a picture of us girls and our families without her and Daddy. Of course, we also did one including them, but she was always the most proud of this one. I don't know why?

I am in the purple dress and that is Terry sitting beside me. Standing behind Terry, in the pink shirt, is my BIL, Dwade and behind him and to his right is my BIL, Ricky. Debra is married to Dwade and is standing next to him. To Debra's right is their son, Adam and next to Adam is Katie. Jared is the one with the silly look on his face. My sister, Charlotte, is sitting on Katie's right with Jacob on her lap. Caleb, our baby, is standing in front leaning on my knee.

As I have said, Adam is Debra and Dwade's son. The other four - Katie, Jared, Jacob and Caleb - are Charlotte and Ricky's children. Terry and I had children that never made it to this world so we spoiled our niece and nephews as often as we possibly could! Terry was an only child and took my sisters to be his own. He loved having them be a part of his life and they loved having him in theirs. I am beyond blessed to have all of them in my own life!


Heidi Pocketbook said...

What a treasure this photo is, and how blessed your nieces and nephews were to be spoiled by you and Terry.

Praying for you, Diane.

Samantha said...

Diane,This is such a great picture of all of you !!
Praying for you our dear cousin,
we love you !

Kari @ A Giveaway Addicted Mommy said...

I am so giggling and it just because I think I got 5 minutes of sleep last night and I was trying to follow along with your directions as to who was where and who belonged to whom... I think I will have to come back tomorrow when I have had more sleep!

In any event, I think I know why our mom loved it. It looks like a big hug of all the people she loved. You all are so close together yet look so comfortable and not squished... like a big happy hug.

Did I mention I am sleep deprived? I was going to delete all that I said above but it is so funny and I just hope it made a little sense... if anything I hope it gave you a giggle.

Denise said...

I LOVE this picture!! I think I know why your Mom loved this picture so much. I hope to have a picture like this someday of all my kids with their spouses & children...what a blessing.

Melanie @ Whimsical Creations said...

What a special photo!

Liz said...

I think this is a great idea for families to take a large group photo like this! It is a memory to forever treasure and cherish! :-)

Grandma Elsie said...

Dropping in to say hello and how are you ?
Love the family photo. Pretty women you.
Blessing today,
Elsie <><

Pam said...

That is a wonderful picture of your family. We have never had one made of all our family like that.

Unknown said...

What a wonderful picture and a treasured memory! Thank you for sharing it with us!

annies home said...

what a great looking family

Trish said...

Diane you have such a beautiful family! What's even more wonderful is how loving and supportive you all are for one another...You are blessed sweet Sister!

Montee said...

What a lovely bunch!

felisol said...

Dear Diane,
What a close knit, beautiful family you are a vital part of.
It indeed must feel safe when they have circled the wagons around you.
I already had that wonderful picture in my mind.
Now, I kind of know them in the flesh.
Still praying.
Yours Felisol

The Raggedy Girl said...


What a sweet photo and your smile is just radiant, I love this photo of you and Terry too!

I continue to pray for you as you deal with your health decisions.

Take good care of yourself.

The Raggedy Girl

Marie Anne said...

What a beautiful photo and happy memory, Diane. It's nice to 'see' you again.

Heidi Pocketbook said...

Hi Diane,

Just stopping by to let you know you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Trish said...

Hi Diane...thinking of you...miss you!

Lorrene said...

Such a beautiful family photo. No wonder your Mom likes it so much.