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Monday, June 11, 2018

A Birthday Present...

I mentioned in a previous post that there were 4 family birthdays for us in May. Two of those were mine and DH's.
For my birthday, I celebrated all day, with a morning tea treat of a florentine and coffee at Marche du Macaron, lunch at a lovely cafe, then a pizza dinner ( takeaway) at home with the family. It was a cold night so we all squeezed into the dining room for dinner rather than the more spacious verandah.
DH's birthday celebrations was again a family dinner, but this time the meal was cooked by me and the birthday cake was made by DsD2!

But this post is really about the joint gift that the family gave us...

They all contributed to the fee for the photographer to take a series of photos over the course of 1 1/2 hours. It was the same photographer who took the photos at DsD1's wedding last July; a lovely young lady named Rebecca.
So last Saturday we all met up at Shorncliffe, a beach suburb in north Brisbane. The first photos were of the whole family. Rebecca posed us against the railing above the beach with a magnificent morning sky behind us. Then she broke us into groups...all the girls, all the young parents with the babies, the 'blokes', some individual photos, DH and I, then DH and I and the 4 grandchildren.
I took a few photos while Rebecca was setting up some shots with the girls and the babies...

Then Rebecca moved us all to the nearby jetty, for lots more photos; again in different groupings as well as ones with the whole family all at once.
Our sons in law...

The 'boys' with their babies...

Us girls got a bit of time to relax from all that smiling! Lol 😉😆

The DsD2 suggested to Rebecca that it would be nice to get some photos of the 4 babies...I knew it wouldn't be easy! The term 'herding cats' came to mind! 😕😬. The young Mothers had to work hard, I can tell you! Lol

Hopefully Rebecca got some better shots than us.

It was so lovely getting together as a family for this session; DsD1, Dan and Baby A drove the long trip from Wandoan especially for the photo. The deal with the photos is that the fee paid by our family entitles us to the photos in digital form to do with them whatever we wish. So in a week or so, they should be available online on Rebecca's website via a password.


13 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

What a great present idea ......

mamasmercantile said...

Looks such fun, what an amazing gift.

Lin said...

What a lovely gift. xx

Gail said...

Lovely gift and it looks like a good time for you all!

Happy Retirees Kitchen said...

A lovely celebration with the whole family. Precious times.Pauline

Cynthia said...

What a sweet birthday present, one that will last forever! All the fun doing it was a nice bonus, too. A belated happy birthday and wishes for a happy year ahead! xo

angela said...

Looks like a great day and th photos will help keep the memories fresh for many years

Susan said...

What a great idea for a gift!

Michelle Ridgway said...

How fantastic was your gift.....it will give you pleasure for ever...beautiful!

peg coen said...

Gorgeous gift and what beautiful photos ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Jackie said...

What an awesome gift. Not only did you get photos taken, but you also got to spend quality time together as a family.

Gorgeous photo's by the way.

God bless.

Sandra said...

A Lovely celebration. Have a Happy Day.

Janine @ Rainbow Hare said...

Belated Happy Birthdays to you all! The photos will are great and will be a nice reminder of a lovely day :)