Monday, June 7, 2010

Pictures of “yours truly”, for a change…

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Kimberly at Terra Del Sole hosts Mia Monday…and this week, the theme is to post 5 pictures of ourselves.

I ended up including 6 because each of these has special meaning to me!

This first picture isn’t the most flattering but it makes my heart melt a thousand times over every single time I see it.

After feeding Bella, I fell asleep while burping her. Tim took this picture because he thought we both looked so peaceful (for the next 2 hours anyway…)

peanut

This next one was right after Cole got his very first haircut. He had been crying and the only thing that soothed him was a kiss from Mommy.

1sthaircut

This is one of my favorite pictures of Tim and I in Hawaii, while we were in the midst of our 1st IVF cycle.

I love the background of this picture, though for the life of me, I can’t remember where in Oahu it was taken.

hawaii

I totally remember EXACTLY when this next picture was taken.

It was one of those breezy summer days and Garrett and Landon had been crying most of the day. I was close to a breakdown myself so I gathered up the kids and took everyone out front, where I sat on the lawn with the babies and watched Cole and Bella pull each other in the wagon.

mom&boys

This next picture says it ALL.

One of my absolute favorite things to do as a new mom was to hold my babies and just stare at them. I hadn’t even realized how happy (and tired) I looked until I saw this picture shortly after Tim took it.

It’s one of my favorites, for obvious reasons.

mom&cole

This is my sister and I at my wedding back in 2002, where she was my matron of honor.

Funny thing, though…the only other picture I have of just my sister and I together as adults is at her wedding, when I was her maid of honor.

wedding

If you’re not already a follower of Kimberly’s blog, Terra Del Sole, please take a minute and check her out!

She has a fabulous art collection and often posts pictures of some of her beautiful finds. And she also shares some of her special homemade Italian recipes!

52 comments:

Buckeroomama said...

I loved looking through those photos and I especially loved the first one of you and Bella. So precious! :)

Valerie said...

What sweet photos! I enjoyed them all. You looked stunning on your wedding day!

Hope summer is off to a great start!

Val

Shell said...

What beautiful pics!

I think I look tired in every single pic with my kids. Probably in every pic since I had kids. LOL

Twins Squared said...

Aww - love the pictures! Thanks for sharing! I think that's a great idea - when I posted on Mother's Day several commented how it was good to see ME in the pictures. I agree here. :)

Sadia said...

These are beautiful photos, and I love how well the first few capture motherhood.

Brooke said...

you should be ashamed - find your sister right now and take some more!!

Kristina P. said...

You are beautiful!

Colton's Mommy said...

Great pictures. I don't think I even have 5 of me and Colton. I am always the one taking the pictures!! Your pictures are priceless and definitely should be cherished.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I LOVE the mother pics! And it's so true - we are always the ones snapping away which is why we're not in any of them.

Yesterday at the dedication I had to tell D, take a pic of me with whichever baby I was holding at the time :)

~ Crystal ~ said...

Great pictures! I don't even know if I have 5 pictures of me at all!

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Contessa Grigia said...

Ahhhh! Those photos are adorable. You look great with the babies. I did not look so great after.

I loved it when the babies would fall asleep on me. It was such a peaceful sleep.

Thanks for joining!

Kim said...

Those pictures are really amazing. I feel tired just imagining you with two babies and two toddlers. I don't know how you survived. Must be that impeccable sense of humor! And I'm the same way with my second baby. I love love love holding that tiny little body. I was too overwhelmed with my first to enjoy that though, so good for you enjoying the moment with all four!

MamaHen Em said...

Beautiful YOU, beautiful pictures!

Cascia said...

Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos. I fell asleep with my daughter on a chair in our living room when she was a few weeks old and my husband snapped a picture too. I just love the memories of when the kids were tiny. Have a wonderful day!

Kim said...

Wonderful pictures, all! You and your sister look like twins yourselves!

Eva Gallant said...

Thanks for sharing those wonderful photos! the chubby cheeks on Bella in that first photo! And I see where the kids get their good looks!

Missy (Two Little Monkeys) said...

Beautiful pictures!!! I love the ones of you and your babies - you are such a happy mommy!

HT said...

Wonderful to see some pictures of you! I think you look fabulous in all of them!

Two Normal Moms said...

Great pictures. I find it hard to find pictures of me with others through the years, as I'm usually the one behind the camera! I've made an effort over the last year or two to make sure someone else takes some photos with me in them! Someday, I'll want to remember that I was actually part of this life, too! :-)
***Ally

Michelle @ Flying Giggles said...

The first pictures is absolutely adorable! You both do look peaceful. Great selections of photos you shared!

LucidLilith said...

My favorite is of you holding the twins on the lawn. Precious.

shortmama said...

What a fun trip down memory lane!!

wonderchris said...

It was nice to see you a bit more!!!

Love the pics with those babies - you love being a mommy and that is very clear in those shots!!!

RoseBelle said...

Love all the pictures. The first one reminds me of myself falling asleep holding my baby after feeding too. It's amazing how we managed to hold onto the baby while sleeping, isn't it? I sometimes woke up and thought "wow, my baby didn't slip off".

debi9kids said...

all of these are such BEAUTIFUL photos of you! I loved the stories to go along with them as well :)

Amy said...

great pictures.. I loved all of the pictures.. I joined in also. Have a great day...

Erin said...

All beautiful shots, Helene.

I have to ask, though---how is it you were in Hawaii in the midst of an IVF cycle? did you bring the needles w/ you, or was it before you started stims? I'm so confused!

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

This is such a nice group of pictures that capture the love and tenderness of you with your children and husband. I enjoyed seeing these!

Missie said...

I loved seeing all the pics. Have a great week.

Marianne said...

Every single photo made me smile! You look so happy, content, and in love in each one. Just beautiful.

I've been to a lot of weddings and seen a lot of brides, but you, you may be one of the most beautiful brides I have EVER seen. And I'm not just saying that to be saying that, I'm completely serious. You're stunning... I hope Tim cried when he saw you walking down the aisle ;)

AND... my guess for the Oahu pic, probably the east shore just out of Waikiki, at one of the lookouts :) You guys are so cute!

Angela said...

Great pics! It's nice to see you! I don't know if I can find that many! I better start look'n! You're beautiful inside and out!

Annie said...

Those pictures are so lovely.How time flies?

Your wedding dress was beautiful.

Have a good week.

Aging Mommy said...

Oh you are so definitely a Mom! You remember every detail of the moments when the pictures of you with your children were taken but the picture of you on vacation is "somewhere on Oahu" - love it :-)

Dysfunctional Mom said...

What a wonderful collection! =)

Alicia said...

Aww! I remember those days of sleeping with the baby on me!!!!! Those times were so precious!!!!! Such a huge bonding moment!!!

And I love your wedding photo with your sister!! So pretty!

blueviolet said...

That was really fun to look back at you and your memories. I love those!

Merri Ann said...

I really enjoyed this picture post. You do look sooo happy. I was reminded recently, when I looked through the baby photos of the twins, how happy I was ... my memory was of lots of work and lots of tears (thanks PPD) ... lots of mommy guilt about not giving anyone enough one-on-one attention ... the photos were a welcome reminder of how much happiness there was in the house, too. I'll be working on framing all those happy photos as constant reminders once we are moved.

Wonderful post.

Creative Junkie said...

Love your photos, Helene! I don't think I could ever participate in this as I have avoided the camera most of my life and have no decent photos of me at all. Seriously, when my children grow up and look back, they're going to wonder if I was a figment of their imagination.

Jenny said...

These are such great pics! You look so happy!

ModernMom said...

Your pictures are amazing! You commented in a couple thau you thought you looked tired? I think the look was more ..content. Sigh:)

Theta Mom said...

Your pics are awesome! You are so adorable!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

awww...pretty mama! I love the smile on your face!

Mrsbear said...

What a great bunch of photos! You have a lovely smile, Helene.

Tracie said...

These were just fabulous! They're all great but I like the first one and the one where you're happily staring at the baby the best. So sweet.

Love this meme!

The Lane Family said...

I love, love, love looking back at photo's and seeing how we all change. These photo's were amazing and it was so fun to learn more about you.

Maybe Hawaii and IVF cycles go together..because we went there in between our Fresh and frozen cycle as well :)

Kari said...

what cute shots!

The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

OH I love your pictures! You have the most sincere, genuine and happy smile!!!

I cut sarah's hair today and my mom had to soothe me. It will be in a post soon. Let's just say, i will never be a beautician.

2Wired2Tired said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm never in any photos because I usually take the pictures.

I love those pictures. They're all so touching in so many different ways.

Shelby at DoubleUpBooks.com - The Twins and Multiples Bookstore said...

How awesome to see some photos of you!! You are beautiful - wow. I loved all of them.

Shelby

Cheryl Lage said...

Oh Helene...such beautiful pictures of you! What a great series and can SO see why you love that last one in particular...the tiredness cannot hide the overwhelming image of love. Priceless!

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

I loved looking at the pictures of you. I feel all up close and personal now! Love your blog, love reading about the antics of your two sets of twins and especially the hysterical way in which you express yourself. Thanks for always making me laugh.

When did I become my Mom said...

Awww... all heart-melty!

I have very few pics of me - I'm usually behind the camera - but one of my fave photos is me staring at my oldest boy when he was about 2 mths old.

Babies are beautiful creatures... :-)

I figure that if the children are alive when my husband gets home at the end of the day, I've done my job.

----Roseanne Barr



 
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