Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Family Photo

My grandmother (mom's mom) is in her early 80s and has had some health issues over the recent years. Knowing that family is so important to her, Jeff had the wonderful idea of getting a family photo. My mom has two brothers and so with their corresponding families, we all took advantage of a family picnic and snapped away. Jeff and I are on the right side with my mom seated in front of us. My sister is standing on the left. I'm a total Photoshop novice but I'm going to try to play around with it and see what I can do with this.

In the end I know my grandmother will treasure this photo. She has been a widow for over 20 years and sometimes I think she misses my grandfather more now than when he first passed. As the family grows and changes and loved ones are no longer with us, I know that this photo will be a treasure for many of us.



27 comments:

Jennifer Paganelli said...

I just spent a huge chunk of time with my mom as you know nothing better than family!!! xoxoxo Jennifer

Natasha Burns said...

What a special photo and a wonderful idea Karla! Your grandmother will treasure this.

I'm giggling at how you are all the same height in a row! If it was our family we'd be all up and down and all over the place! lol!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

aww! what a cute photo!!I hope you have a really fabulous day! hugs!! xoxo Britt :-)

Merci-Notes said...

What a beautiful day and photograph to remember it by! My son was just using Digital Photo Professional and he could wipe out caterers heads in the back ground. I love how photos can be enhanced by us, well some of us, and increase their beauty even more!
Karla, did you know your smile looks like Princes Grace's in your side bar photo! yes indeed! look!
Hugs,
Mary

Heather ~Pretty Petals said...

What a beautiful photo Karla! Your grandmother will FOR Sure treasure this and I am always amazed at the fact that SO Many people came from two special grandparents... you know?

xoxo

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

That is so great that you have this lovely and special photo!
A beautiful family!!
:)

Sandy said...

What a fabulous looking family! We're celebrating my MIL's 80th b-day this weekend and you've just reminded me that I HAVE to take my camera and lots of photos!!
Have a great week.
Blessings,
Sandy

karin@creativechaos said...

What a great photo Karla....

Rosemary said...

Hi Karla,
What a great family photo!!
A very nice treasure!
Rosemary

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

Karla, How cool to get such a special photo taken! Your grandmother looks so proud, front and center! I'm wondering what you would change in Photoshop? Everyone looks perfect to me!!!

Our family photo was taken in June at my sister's wedding. It was the first time the WHOLE family of siblings was together in 8 years. Even then, we were missing some of the children.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Karla, what a beautiful picture! A wonderful thing to do for your sweet grandma! It will mean so much to her. You are so cute!

Hugs,
Amy

Amy said...

Oh, I am so glad you did this for her. She will treasure it. Can't wait to see what you do with it!

The Other Side of Me said...

Hi Karla,

What a great photo. Your Grandmother will cherish it I am sure, along with the rest of your beautiful family!

Tammy

Donna O. said...

Wonderful- I'm sure you will make her day!!
D.
PS- Never too many candy posts!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

A family treasure to be sure!
xo
P

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

Family photos...love them and hate them too but oh the memories they hold!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Great family photo. I know your grandmother will treasure it.

cammyk said...

What a special photo and one that will surely be treasured by your grandma. Have a lovely weekend.

Bristol said...

What a great family photo~ Looks like in the picture that you were having a fun time enjoying family.
Have a great weekend.
Bristol

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a sweet, sweet photo! My grandmother was a widow for 30 years, so I can totally relate with what you said about her missing your grandfather more than ever.

hugs! and Happy Weekend! =)

Bejeweled said...

This is such a beautiful photograph of you, your mom and and all your family. What a treasured captured memory it will make of such a beautiful day.

Susie Q said...

What a treasure this photo is!
I loved seeing this...such a great looking and happy family.
Love,
Sue

allaboutpretty said...

Karla, nice photo and what a beautiful Gramma, she has movie star lips!!! I just spent the day with my 97yr old Gramma, these times are the BEST! God bless, Laura

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Oh boy and it is hard to get them all together isn't it? And in the mood for a picture! Good job :)My mother is the age of your grandmother.

Gina said...

What a beautiful family!

Jenn said...

What a wonderful idea, you've got a smart guy there thinking of taking the pic in the first place!
I'm sure that will be a treasure for all of you as well as your grandmother.

Jeanie said...

This is a wonderful photo and you are so lucky you could be together. A brilliant idea, I think. I don't really have anything like that of our extended family all together -- some groups, but not all of us. This is just the best. You're right -- family is so very important. (I bet she's wild about your good news!)

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