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The Lineup!

Posted by
Denny Jump (Bellevue, WA, United States) on 11 July 2016 in People & Portrait.

These sweet ladies are all cousins! They comprise the female portion of a larger group of cousins that we adore!

From left is our granddaughter Aurora - oldest of the female cousins .

Aurora is holding Amity, the newest member of this group. Amity is the younger granddaughter of Barbara's sister, Debbie.....Next is Saylor who is Debbie's first Grandchild and, of course, Amity's big sister :-)

Then there is Cecilia, our youngest grandchild the future rock climber..

Then comes Makenna, the grand daughter of Barbara's sister, Bonnie.

All these girls were able to be together while we visited Barbara's sisters in Washington State. Additionally, our son, David, and his wife Lyndsy came up from California with Aurora and Cecelia.

This was a wonderful moment! Aurora was clearly happy but the rest were, well, typical little kids :-)

NIKON D800 1/25 second F/2.8 ISO 1600 26 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Linda Candilas from Cameron Park, United States

Truly a wonderful moment in time, you should have it framed.:))

11 Jul 2016 9:18am

@Linda Candilas: Thank you Linda ;-) I will try to get them all to smile before framing ... If I can LOL

k@ from Paris, France

What a beautiful family those kids create altogether and we can sure feel the love all around, within their hearts reflecting all yours ! Bravo & enjoy, beauties & cuties !

11 Jul 2016 10:16am

@k@: Thank you dear pal! Aurora is so beautiful and so very diversified. And Cecila has no fear. She will be climbing El Capitan and/or the Dolomites by the time she reaches 20! Although all but Aurota seemed to be enjoying this :-)! Hugs and thanks, my friend <3

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Good one. How did you get them to sit still long enough for a shot?

11 Jul 2016 11:29am

@beach: Hi beach! Thank you :-) My wife Barbara had them hustled onto the couch quicker than a flash - I was poised and took about 6 rapid shots...god thing be cause this was the only one where Aurora's eyes were facing toward me :-)

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Cute, and fun title.

11 Jul 2016 4:06pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you Barbara! These girls are the greatest :-)

ursulakatariina from Turku, Finland

Aurora is that big already! And Cecilia! I remember a picture of Aurora holding Cecilia when Cecilia was just a tiny little baby. Wow.

11 Jul 2016 4:09pm

@ursulakatariina: Thank you, Ursulakatariina :-) Yes "A.J." as we sometimes call her (Aurora Jean)is really growing and so is little Cecelia ("Cece") All these little girls are amazing :-)

BiLL from Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

So sweet, although I get the impression that some of the kids would rather be somewhere else!

11 Jul 2016 5:43pm

@BiLL: Thank you Bill ! Yes, they were looking off in all sorts of directions and were not entirely impressed with the proceedings :-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What a sweet gang! It's so good to see Aurora growing up. I like that missing tooth.

11 Jul 2016 8:00pm

@Steve Rice: Thanks so much, Steve! She is such a great young girl! Lyndsy and David are really making us proud! All these kiddos have awesome moms and dads;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Too cute! A wonderful group portrait! I love all of the expressions!

12 Jul 2016 2:18am

@Elaine Hancock: This very "non plussed" expressions are great, aren't they? Thanks so much, Elaine <3

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Lovely get together for all of them!

12 Jul 2016 2:37am

L'Angevine from Angers, France

bel effet et adorable

12 Jul 2016 7:31am

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice portraits!
L O V E L Y !!!

21 Jul 2016 6:32pm

1/25 second
ISO 1600
26 mm (35mm equiv.)