14 July 2011

Colorado, family photos, and tons of fun!!!!

We had great fun in Colorado over the last couple of weeks. Life was busy and moved fast the whole time we were there. As you can see from the photo just below there are many people in our family and that's what makes it all fun. We enjoyed each other's company tremendously. We played games, visited, ran and walked a "Smith 5k," ate, laughed, hugged, attended church together and had an overall fabulous time with everyone. Our amazing daughter/photographer Juli took the family photos and did an amazing job organizing the families and keeping all the little ones happy!! To see individual family photos you can go HERE to view her gallery.

When I joined 'the family' it looked pretty much like this. (Below) Except for the fact that a couple were still in diapers and there was a toddler or two.

And now it looks like this! (below)

"Young" great grandma and grandpa Smith are seated in the front row in the above photo of their amazingly large (and still growing family.) This photo shows their 11 children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. This doesn't include everyone either. One grandson is is serving the Lord out of the country, one daughter-in-law and her little one weren't there because she is expecting her baby soon. Grandchildren 51 and 52 are on their way!

My own family above and below are beginning to swell in numbers and it brings only joy to my heart to see it happening!

Juli's family.

Vance Jr. family.


Jennifer said...

Everyone looks great. Can't wait to hear about the trip. Glad you are home safe.

Pam... said...

Awesome. And great to have a photographer on hand for those family pics too! It's so hard to get most of us all together, isn't it?
Sounds like a great time.

Mom of the Hillians said...

I love the pictures! I am happy you had a wonderful time, and happy that you made it home safely.

Becky Jamison said...

It was great to see you again and have that little chat. You sure have a beautiful family!

blessedmom's simple home said...

Your family is just beautiful. What a testament to the faith of your family to see how God has blessed you all!

Ruby said...

These are absolutely amazing and beautiful pictures! How blessed those parents/ grandparents are.
"Thou shalt see thy children's children and peace on Israel" Amen, so let it be.

Teena said...

Love your pics... how awesome about your family... I love seeing how God has blessed.


The Mayo Family said...

What a breath taking absoluty beautiful family!
What a blessing & I know that you all know that you are a blessed family~
Blessings & thanks for sharing~

dggp said...

Juli is an awesome photographer. These are all great.

busymomof10 said...

What an heritage of the the Lord! It does my heart good to see that beautiful, godly family!! You are so very blessed!!!!