Easter blessings

Quite possibly the best job the ol’ self timer has ever done…

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And on the Rebel no less!

This was one of only three shots we had time to take on our way out the door Easter Sunday morning. It amuses me on several levels but most notably I’m tickled by the seeming rainbow of eyeshadow on that Pi’bears. Several months ago when my dear friend Liz was visiting she gifted us with the coolest little hanging crystal prism. It’s actually connected to a solar panel that makes the prism twirl and cast rainbows all over the family room when the sun hits it just right in the morning. On this particular Easter morning Sarah must have been in the path of the rainbows. Knowing that the rainbow is a symbol of God’s covenant with us, I thought it was a pretty cool reminder on the day that we celebrated His greatest gift, don’t you think?  Thanks again, Liz. 😉

So Happy Easter everybody!

And especially to MARCI (“I love this necklace! I have been looking at a lot of cute necklaces on Etsy but have never considered having such a cool phrase put on it. Thanks for the great reminder on this Easter Sunday!”), who was the 131st commenter and the winner of Amanda’s gorgeous “Live With Intention” necklace according to random.org. If I weren’t so lazy I’d grab a screen shot and prove it to you. So Marci, email me and I’ll put you in touch with Amanda!

AmyApril 13, 2009 - 12:33 pm

Love that shot! And love you guys! Looks like you had a beautiful Easter!

JoeyApril 13, 2009 - 1:41 pm

Absolutely Beautiful! I love what you have done with everyone’s eyes…you are a true artist! I am so excited for you to photograph my family next month..lucky me!

KarenApril 13, 2009 - 2:04 pm

Your family looked amazing!! I giggled singing in the choir loft and sarah with her ears covered while we sang!! SOO FUNNY!!! Your all soo great!

AmyApril 13, 2009 - 2:18 pm

Beautiful family!! You could ALL win a Gap model contest!!

P.C.April 13, 2009 - 2:44 pm

Beautiful picture of a beautiful family (inside and out). HAPPY EASTER!! Love you.

DaphneApril 13, 2009 - 3:43 pm

What a great picture!! What cuties the Cobbs are!

robinApril 13, 2009 - 3:44 pm

what a GORGEOUS family you have, erin! simply gorgeous. i heart this picture so much.

KristinApril 13, 2009 - 5:10 pm

Beautiful family!

MarciApril 13, 2009 - 6:43 pm

What a beautiful family picture.

Okay, I got all excited seeing what I thought was my name on your blog, only to realize, that wasn’t my comment. Finding another Marci and not a Marcy is very rare. Congrats to my name twin.

AnneApril 13, 2009 - 8:59 pm

I loved seeing your family yesterday, you all looked beautiful. Really liked the dress you were wearing. I hope that your hearing has improved after standing in front of me during the Hallelujah Chorus. Sarah cracked me up too with her hands over her ears.

Looking forward to our meeting on Wednesday.

DebsApril 14, 2009 - 12:35 am

* sigh * what a beautiful family. If ever you plan on coming to the UK, let me know so I can book you! Happy Easter!

LaraApril 14, 2009 - 5:27 am

Awwww…what a lovely family portrait! And the rainbow just proves that you are all touched by God. Glad you had a happy Easter!

MichelleApril 14, 2009 - 6:24 am

You have a BEAUTIFUL family!

j.j.April 14, 2009 - 6:29 am

happy easter my beautiful friends!

JenniferApril 14, 2009 - 9:33 am

WOW – what a beautiful picture to be cherished for years to come.

And to think that the Rebel has been relegated to “back up”. I bet it was trying to tell you that it still had some good pictures left in it!! 🙂

Krista S.April 14, 2009 - 10:19 am

You guys all look great! A beautiful family picture with kids that age is truly a gift! I was thinking about the playgroup egg hunt you hosted 2 years ago for our babies and it was fun memory!

Tina RApril 14, 2009 - 12:02 pm

Love the picture! Your house seems to have such gorgeous light. I wish I had gone the self-timer route…instead we have no family pics of Easter – just a few of the babies I snapped before church!

AngieApril 14, 2009 - 3:51 pm

Such a gorgeous family! That’s on self-timer? I can’t even take a picture that good on my own. I’ve got to read up and figure out what the heck I’m doing!

ShannonApril 15, 2009 - 9:04 am

Alright gal, I want to know how you got such a great self-timer shot! Did you use manual focus, cause mine are never that crisp! I LOVE it!

adminApril 15, 2009 - 11:26 am

Thanks you guys for the kind words! I was THRILLED to get us all looking at the camera…much less looking HAPPILY at the camera! =)

Shannon, I adjusted the manual settings to where I wanted them (iso800, f/3.5, ss1/400) and then I used auto focus to select the focus pointed I wanted to use. I focused the camera right on Sarah’s eye and then grabbed B-Ro and jumped into the shot. Hope that helps!

LizNApril 15, 2009 - 5:01 pm

Hey, that’s ME! I love that there’s a little “covenant” in PB’s eye. Also makes me feel like I’m there a little.

StaceyApril 15, 2009 - 7:21 pm

Hi Erin,
you don’t know me, but I feel like I know you . ..I’m sure you get this all the time.I love your blog and your photography. anyway, I remember you wrote something a little while back about not receiving as many comments and I’m sure it is because more people read you on google reader – I do. Anyway, you may want to check out Soule Mama’s site because I can read her on google reader, but it only shows a small bit of her post. It forces me to click to her site to read the whole post and see her photos and comment if I so choose. Don’t know if you want to go to all the trouble, but thought I’d pass the information on.

p.s. i tried to send this just via email and it said your mailbox was full. 🙂

MarlaApril 16, 2009 - 12:34 pm

LOVE this, Erin. You have such a beautiful family and I bet you will treasure this image forever. Gorgeous!!

jessicaApril 22, 2009 - 3:37 pm

i’m an associate of mary anne radmacher, the author of a larger piece of writing called “live with intention” and thought you might like to check it out further. i know mary anne is so happy when people find inspiration from her words in the context of their daily lives. for this piece and more work from mary anne’s hand visit her website maryanneradmacher.com. mary anne has written several books and shares her work in many forms including conferences and classes. If you’d like more information feel free to e-mail me at jessicaformaryanneradmacher@gmail.com. thanks!

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