Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Family photos

We were able to get some pics of the family recently and I thought I would introduce you to everyone.


First we have the King and Queen. Rob and I have been together for almost 21 years. We have grown and matured together over the years. Yes, we want to kill each other sometimes but even after all these years we are still in love. Rob uses the cane because he has a bad back. I use the cane to beat Rob when necessary lol.


Justin is our oldest and Mandy is the middle child and never lets us forget that. These two were buddies right from the beginning. Justin has been an amazing big brother and always protected Mandy and let me just say that there have been many times that she needed protecting. Justin has always been a thinker while Mandy was a climber. That girl would climb out of her highchair, walker, stroller, crib, anything. I came home from work one day to find Mandy sitting on the floor with her playpen upside down over the top of her. Rob said he and Justin were tired of chasing her down and needed a place to put her that she wouldn't be able to get out of.


This is when they were in one of my sister's weddings. They cleaned up nicely. I'm thinking they were around 3 and 6 or somewhere around there.


Once they hit high school age they started to separate a bit. Justin would still do anything for his sister but they began hanging out with different types of friends. This picture was taken when Mandy came home for Christmas this year. I believe they were horsing around before I took the picture.



OK, now that's better. They stood together for a whole 10 seconds so I could take a picture. Once Justin finds out I put these pics up he will kill me but that's OK I don't mind. Now that they are both out of school they're buddies again. They have whole conversations that I don't even know about again. I know as siblings grow they grow apart and then come back together again. I'm glad these two decided to do it sooner rather than later. I think siblings need each other as adults.


Then we have these two together. If you saw them together you would think they hate each other. They are always arguing and beating on each other. Actually, all three like to beat on each other. It's their thing and the way they show that they care. If anyone tries to hurt Robbie watch out because Mandy will be there in an instant to protect that boy. Robbie is so different from the older two but he's also very much one of the crew.



And of course we can't forget little Suzi. She keeps us all on our toes. She is such a character sometimes.


Well, that's my crazy family. Take us or leave us we don't care because we will always have each other.

12 comments:

Tangos Treasures said...

Great pictures! Thanks for sharing!

Jackie said...

You have a beautiful family! It was nice to "meet" everyone!

Barb said...

So nice to meet your family....how fun....you have a wonderful family.

Allie said...

You have a lovely family! My boys are best buds too, I'm so thankful. Can you tell me what happened to your shoulder? I hope it's healing well for you!

Stray Stitches said...

Thank you for sharing your family with us!!

Maria said...

Great photos of your family. so nice whenyour grown children get on.

Just Ramblin' said...

You have a very lovely family. Thanks for sharing and allowing us to meet everyone. Nola

sunny said...

Hail to the King and Queen. What a great post. So nice to meet your family!

Janet said...

Nice to meet your wonderful family! Aren't kids fun? What would we do without them?

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

What great family photos! Thank you for sharing!

pam said...

I'll TAKE you!

Fun post about your family. I was so fun getting to finally put faces with names. Thank you!

Katie :o) said...

Oh what fun to meet the whole family!!!! Thanks so much for the introductions :o) Love all the sibling pictures with the stories of sib love!