It was getting late, but we persevered and took the family picture. This is the one I think looked the best. Riane had the preparation job of finding coordinating outfits for us all. Apparently, other than black, we have no colors the same for everyone. So we clung to the idea of coordinating -- or at least not clashing. I think she did a very good job.
We decided to take as many pictures as possible and went on to take a few more:
The Maidens of Virture
The Three Mighty Men
Taking Mom and Dad's picture was a little bit harder.
We just could not be serious! When we did settle down a bit we could not both look good at the same time. So, here's my best:
Here's his best:
Then we had our individual photos:
Ricky gets two pictures, because he was so funny! He could not stay still (true Ricky -- he is never still).
Knowing that we are a family that has adopted people always ask me -- well, to be truthful -- they often whisper. Which ones are biological? Whispering is just not necessary. We are very open and these things are openly discussed. So these are the biological connections:
Now let me tell you the truth. By the sovereignty of God and his all encompassing grace they are brothers and sisters:
Isaiah 8:18 Here am I and the children whom the Lord has given me!