Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Picture Day

Well, yesterday was picture day for the Bolte family. I have to say since I did most of the anticipation last week, I just tried to go about a normal day yesterday not thinking about the photos. (I even made chocolate chip, zucchini cookies! a whole other post)I have explained before that thought I absolutely LOVE pictures and take hundreds each month, the idea of a family picture turns my stomach. It just tears at my heart knowing that our family picture will NEVER be complete this side of Heaven.

So, last night after dinner we all got ready and headed down to the lake. At about 6:30 our photographer, Katie, met us there and the photo shoot began. I will say that another of my fears was that Benjamin, being a typical 2 year old, would not cooperate. He didn't. :-) But being at the lake she was still able to get some shots of him as he played and did HIS own thing. We got several family shots, shots of each of the kids, the kids together, and Howard and me. Katie had the patience of a saint! She did everything besides stand on her head (or did she do that too?) to get them to look at her and smile.

Luke is a ham, but it is tough to get a picture of him smiling normally. He gives the big cheesy smile and loves to make lots of silly faces, and Ben just likes to do the opposite of whatever you ask of him. So it was interesting, but so much less stressful than trying to get it done in the ten minutes they give you at Sears or JC Penney.

It was a perfect and beautiful evening. The lake was gorgeous and the sunset was amazing. I cannot wait to see the pictures. It was sad thinking about the fact that all of our family would not be present in the picture, but it was evident that God was. How can you look at a sunset like that and doubt God's presence?

I cannot wait to see the photos. She should have a few up in a day or so on her blog. You should check her out, especially if you live in the area. She is great!

So, I thank you all for your prayers. Many of you remembered the rescheduled date even though I did not mention it again. It meant so much to know we are thought of so often. Your prayers were evident and it was a fun and peaceful evening overall. We miss our boys but are so blessed to have each other.

I just can't say it enough...we are blessed beyond measure but broken beyond mending...and that is ok.


Melissa said...

I'm so glad the pictures went well. I can't wait to see them!
"we are blessed beyond measure but broken beyond mending " That small quote says so much.

zanesmommy said...

Can't wait to see the pics. I am not looking forward to when we do the same thing in Oct. We will not be at home to do the family pics. Plus it will be the first time that I will have to see some of the family without M. But again, another story. I too love the quote. Every day it is a journey. Praying for you.

Tiffany said...

I cannot wait to see the pictures. I am sure they turned out beautifully! You and your family are always in my heart and prayers!


Anxious AF said...

Noah does the same cheesy smile. I am planning to have picture day soon too.
Im glad your time went well, I cant wait to see the pictures.

Anonymous said...


I just went to her page and saw the pics! They brought tears to my eyes... beautiful!!!! She did such a wonderful job!

Anonymous said...

Clicked your photographers blog and your pictures are there. I'm truely speachless!

Little Rock, AR