"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Saturday, November 29, 2014

The best of the photos are often the outtakes!

The time of the annual photos is more about reigning in the normal behavior which is of goofiness and laughter. I used to stress about taking the perfect photo.  Thanks to digital cameras I enjoy the outtakes as much as the perfect photo.
They can laugh at anything.  They can find humor is everything.
Many times I forget what I am doing as I get pulled in to the 
moment of goofiness.

This photo is what I call a before photo.
You can see with Second (second from left)  and that he has almost
lost it.

And here you go...

Now with the girls you get smirks and half smiles.  It's not that 
they did not want to smile, it's that the three men stood behind me.

When I turned around I saw First, Second, and Third doing their 
best to make the girls lose it.  If you look at Fourth you can see her in
the middle of a shrug.  Time has passed and they may be older BUT they 
continue to do the same things!  
When I am older and look back upon the years, I will remember these times
and know when they were happening I knew they were indeed, the best of times.


Dizzy-Dick said...

Building memories is a great way to spend the day.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is funny!

Mrs.Rabe said...

Your family loves each other and that is so evident! Such a wonderful blessing! And now a grand baby too!