Saturday, April 19, 2008

PhotoHunt: Thirteen



I didn't quite realize that there were thirteen of us in this snapshot until I was feeling so antsy with work that I was daydreaming of how Christmas 2006 went. It was such a great family reunion, with representatives from the Philippines, Australia, and New Jersey, and an age range of 4-93 converging in South Carolina for a very memorable Christmas.

It's the last Christmas photo I have with my grandma; she went ahead to heaven last February.

But wherever we may be, she's always with us. We'll always be thirteen =]

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Off to Gatlinburg, TN and Beaufort, SC for the weekend =] Thank God for the Blogger in Draft feature =] Will be visiting fellow PhotoHunters' site when we get back-

9 comments:

  1. 13 family members in a photo :) That's a real good find for the theme this week. Have a blessed weekend!

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  2. What a treasure you have in this photo! Memories forever! Great Post for 13!!

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  3. This is the first family photo I've seen this week. Nice choice!

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  4. That's terrific with all 13 in the picture! Great take on the 13 theme and a very nice shot!

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  5. Wonderful photograph and thanks for sharing the memories. Family is always so important. My wife lost her Daddy just a couple of weeks ago and my side of the family had a scare with my Momma's condition (turns out it was a problem with one of her medications). Your photo got me reminiscing about my family's outings in the past and I went to look at some pics I took many years ago.

    I've got my PhotoHunt entry up at http://www.anniemayhem.com/cgi-bin/wordpress/ in case you're interested. If you do visit, please leave a comment and feel free to explore the rest of my little blog.

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  6. and who said, 13 is not a lucky number?

    nice capture.

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  7. Seems a very happy family you got there doc. Enjoy your stay there in the U.S.

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  8. The Chinese believe that 13 is a lucky number. It is only the Westerners who think it is. Great family portrait!

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  9. thanks everyone! at the end of the day, family just makes every effort, every bead of sweat, every drop of blood, every mile travelled worthwhile =] i consider myself terribly blessed, lucky even =]

    hoping you all great times with your own families =]

    carl- sorry to hear about your loss and some health scares in the past weeks. yet such tragedies have a silver lining, at least from our experience- that remaining family members become closer after each event... before things become too late again-

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