Tuesday, February 24, 2009

They're Baaaaack!


That's what I get for posting what I did yesterday!!

But I am so excited they are here!

I do have to admit, when I first saw them, my ♥heart♥ took a bit of a dive and my first reaction was of deep sadness because it was so obvious that Tyson was missing. These are the first professional photos we have had taken since he passed away. It has been almost five years since we had our last ones taken. It was too hard for me to even think of having a family photo without him in it. Silly I know. The only reason I finally succumbed is because my boys are growing up so fast and I know it won't be long until they are gone. I have tossed around the idea of having Tyson digitally inserted in a little circle somewhere like so many people do. I decided that I will do that for the outdoor ones we are having taken in the summer because we are going to wear white and be in a poppy field. I think it would make me feel like it is more complete instead of feeling like someone is always missing. But that's just me. I thought getting these taken would be easier with time, but in some ways it is almost harder. There will always be that empty space without him in it.

BUT...even though you can't see him - HE IS IN THERE IN SPIRIT! That I know!












My STUD muffins! ↓









Whew! It's such a great feeling to have these done!

33 comments:

capperson said...

Wow, You have some good looking boys..lol

Anyways these are great pics of your family!!!

Becky said...

what a beautiful family and beautiful photos!

and yes he is there even if you cant "see" him.

Shauna said...

More thing we have in common! I have all boys also :) ♥ Hugs!

Sharon said...

GREAT PHOTOS!!

Lori said...

Beautiful family♥ :)

Lucy said...

Great photos. You're so lucky!

Audrey said...

I agree, pictures are HARD because there always a hole. And I hate the fact that the rest of us are always changing, but the pictures of him will remain the same. But, you are right, he is there with you, even if he is not visible. Your pictures are wonderful! Such a handsome family. You are terrific!

Kelli said...

I know exactly how you feel about having photos taken without tyson, not that I have lost a child but similarities have been in our home now and then that make somethings just too hard. Hugs

The pics all turned out really well.

Jen said...

They turned out great! I can see why you had such a hard time choosing which ones to get. The ones of the boys are SO good! Even their smiles are real! What a photogenic group! Even though I'm sure it was hard and will be hard forever, you'll be so glad you got them done.

deb said...

Wow - you all look like movie stars!

Beautiful family! You will treasure these always!

Coffee Slut said...

Beautiful photos! Thanks for sharing!

capperson said...

Thanks chica. I do deserve better. I havent talked to him since either. I mean if obviously he knew I liked him and you should see the girl he decided to date. She looks 12..lol

It's all good though. I need a real man and not a jerk.

Yeah I just got mine from somebody that did a J, so you should have fun..lol

Andrea said...

The photos look great! You have a beautiful family.

Jill said...

Jodi, the pictures came out GREAT! you have a beautiful family. You are surrounded by good looking guys. Wooo hooo for you!

Tyson will always be with you and believe me he would want you to keep having these pictures done. He will always want you to be happy.

Seeker said...

WOW...what a beautiful family... I could feel your love for Tyson in your story so i thought i could see him in the photo...Right there in your heart

Lisa said...

Thanks for your kind words. I love meeting new blog friends. I think that's what I enjoy most about this new hobby of mine. You can feel connected to strangers and find out how wonderful people are instantly by feeling what's in their hearts. I never believed it was possible 6 months ago. Crazy!

Shultzybabe said...

The pictures turned out great! They look really nice!

EarlGirl said...

I know just what you mean about there being a hole there. It's a good thing to document the great guys you have here too. It's been 22 years that there's been a hole in my family. For us kids, the pain is pretty much gone. We remember her with a smile. We can see why that experience was part of the plan. We're all strong and faithful because of that trial.

Jodi said...

Hi Jodi, from a new follower...you have a beautiful family.

Rachel said...

You are the gorgeous purple flower of your family!!! I love those pictures, they turned out amazing! And I love your sweet post, too. I can't imagine how hard it would be to go on and do the simple things in life without missing him so much. You're so amazingly strong!

Karen said...

great pictures! You are such a neat family!!

Karen said...

by the way........I DO have a daughter!!

The Hoyt's said...

They turned out awesome.. What a bunch of handsome boys!! You have such a great family.. I agree as hard as it was and always will be you will be glad you did.. I would love to see the ones you do in the summer with tyson inserted into them. i had never heard of that..

Pam said...

the photos are beautiful... i am so sorry for your pain... i can't imagine... (((hugs)))

Tiffany said...

You have such a handsome family. All of them-even in spirit. You must be so pleased to have such good, and good looking sons.:)

Jenny said...

Beautiful Family

Heather said...

Hey sweet Jodi! What do you think about doing a blog just for Home Makers? That might be fun? Just a thought! Happy Spring!

Joy For Your Journey said...

I found your blog through a comment on another one. (Just introducing myself:-) I love your blog and I love your family pictures! They are beautiful. And five boys would be my husband's dream. When he found out our fifth child was another girl (our fourth) he was so depressed he didn't move off the couch for two days! Of course he is thankful for her now.

I am sorry for the loss of your son. I have not experienced that personally, but my very best friend lost her son five years ago next month, my daugher in law's brother died last year, and a few months ago another good friend lost her son in an accident that took place in my driveway. I have cried a lot of tears for each of them and have also admired their courage.

Lastly--I love your purple. My most favorite color. And I laughed at the party you had for your friend. I too am facing "one of those birthdays" this year and plan on leaving town.

Thanks for being so open about your experiences. They touched my heart.

Jeppsons said...

Fabulous Pictures! I love your idea about the poppy fields. I can't wait to see what you do. I know it will be fantastic!!!!
I would have commented sooner, but no power made it difficult.

Dawn said...

I can imagine this was an emotional time for you, and I love the idea of having Tyson digitally put into the outdoor photos. Of course, you are so right that whether he is physically in the photo or not, he is always there with you all.

The shots are great! You are beautiful, and you have a very handsome family. :-)

Dawn said...

I can imagine this was an emotional time for you, and I love the idea of having Tyson digitally put into the outdoor photos. Of course, you are so right that whether he is physically in the photo or not, he is always there with you all.

The shots are great! You are beautiful, and you have a very handsome family. :-)

Yvonne said...

You are such a good looking family. Family photos have always been so important to me.

Hugs, jodi.

Jodi said...

I *love* them!! They turned out so great!! You have a great looking group of men in your life!!!!

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