Saturday, September 5, 2009

Family Photos

I think this must be one of the most beautiful weekends on record. I'm sorry if it's not as lovely wherever you are, but we have enjoyed absolutely gorgeous weather this past week. Bike rides, backyard barbecues, hiking, butterfly catching, time with family and friends... It's been perfect.

Best of all, it was perfect for family photos--something we haven't done since we brought our youngest home from Ethiopia nearly three years ago! Shocking, I know. Anyway, my good friend is in the process of starting her own photography studio, and she spent a few hours using the Baarts as her guinea pigs on Friday. She's amazing and I love the pictures.

You know me, I won't share photos of my kids on-line, but from what you can see, aren't they sweet?

Have a blessed weekend!


  1. Hi, Nicole!

    You have a beautiful family! Thanks for sharing those pics with us! Have a great weekend!

  2. Your family is gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous! Your friend has talent! I have two favorites (though they are all good).

    The one with your hubby and your son over his shoulder. Talk about precious.

    The one where you are swinging your youngest. More preciousness.

    It's like capturing beautiful moments in time. I can tell there was lots of fun and laughter involved.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. You have a beautiful family. Thanks for sharing the pictures with us!

  4. I LOVE the one of you guys walking in the field!! That is beautiful - so glad you got to have that done...and a bonus of having a friend do it for you! Your family is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing what you did!

  5. Beautiful family and photos!

  6. Thanks! Sometimes I wish I didn't feel so weird about sharing photos of my kids, but I think it's a policy I best stick to. I just wanted to give you a taste... The day was so perfect. Big white clouds in a gorgeous blue sky. Oh, I love Iowa. :)

  7. Beautiful pictures and a beautiful family! We've been enjoying great weather here in Nashville as well!

  8. I debated coming up with a similar policy. I respect it and I also felt your pictures captured such joy and life!
    ~ Wendy

  9. Sweet. The whole family.


  10. Great Pictures!! The camera caught not only the beautiful expressions of your Family but of the awesome beauty of God's handiwork of creation!
    Blessing's to You and Your Family!

  11. Great photos! Your family is beautiful. :O)