August 13, 2005


There are four generations represented in this picture - Mia, my mom, myself and my great uncle (and I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Mary-Louise, Dick's wife). My great uncle Dick who turned 89 today and had never before held a baby. His thoughts upon doing so? "Why, that's just amazing." I couldn't agree more.

Photo by Beth...editing by me

Posted by Chris at August 13, 2005 9:28 PM

Mia totally has your hair.

Posted by: Halo at August 13, 2005 9:38 PM

That is so what life is all about! Grin And a man at 89 never holding a baby, oh what he had been missing! And YES Mia TOTALLY has your hair! And YOU so look like your mom! Great warming feeling in my heart!

Posted by: Gypsy at August 13, 2005 10:11 PM

I was thinking the same thing as Halo -- she's definitely got your hair. This is such a sweet picture. Mia is very lucky to have so many people in her life who love her so much.

Posted by: Laura GF at August 13, 2005 10:19 PM

Thats Awesome Chris!

Posted by: annie at August 13, 2005 10:25 PM

aint life grand? with all that history, and experience, life is going to be sweet for Mia.

thanks again for sharing. ;-)

Posted by: melanie at August 13, 2005 10:32 PM

Aw, what can I say, that's just so sweet.

Posted by: Kate at August 13, 2005 10:43 PM

These are the moments that make up a lifetime.

4 generations in one room and it is not a funeral. That, in itself, is a cause for celebration!

Posted by: Michelle at August 13, 2005 10:48 PM

I love the picture.

Posted by: Adi at August 13, 2005 10:56 PM

Aint family grand!?!

Posted by: Angelia at August 14, 2005 3:38 AM

Yeah, now Great Uncle Dick's going to be calling all the time..."Hey, where's that baby? I sure like that baby of yours. Whatcha up to? Nothing? I can come hold that baby if you like."

You're really opened up a can of worms now. ;)

Posted by: samantha at August 14, 2005 8:13 AM

That's a cool picture. When my daughter was born, we were lucky enough to have a picture of five generations, my great grandmother, my grandmother, my mom, myself and my daughter. We were all the first child and all girls. It's a very special picture.

Posted by: Nicole at August 14, 2005 8:41 AM

Isn't that great? We have four Donalds in our family. My husband is one of them. And we have a really nice picture on our den wall of all four of them!

I love that your little girl moved into such a nice family. Kudos Mia!

Posted by: cassie-b at August 14, 2005 9:14 AM

That's just so sweet and amazing.
Holding a baby for the first time at that age... it probably made his week!

Posted by: Erin at August 14, 2005 11:12 AM

Great pic. I love how all eyes are adoring Mia...except Mary-Louise who thinks she's ducking out of the photo - hee hee.

Love her hair!

Posted by: carrster at August 14, 2005 12:31 PM

That's great. Your uncle is going to remember that for the rest of his life. Look how happy he is!
And Mia really does have your hair. :)

Posted by: Kitty at August 14, 2005 12:33 PM

Great, great picture!

Posted by: Sweety at August 14, 2005 12:40 PM

That's great!

Posted by: A.K. at August 14, 2005 12:48 PM

You did a great job editing this photo-- love the colors, and your great aunt's fingernail polish!!!

Posted by: jen at August 14, 2005 2:21 PM

Did you style her hair that way on purpose?

Posted by: zanie at August 14, 2005 2:54 PM

thinking about an 89 year old holding a baby for the first time makes me smile.

Posted by: suze at August 14, 2005 4:02 PM

Soooo cute! And I noticed I'm not the only one who's noticed that you and Mia have the same hair style. :)

Posted by: Zandria at August 14, 2005 7:03 PM

That is just too sweet! Awwwww!

Posted by: just rambling at August 14, 2005 7:53 PM

what a special picture. beautiful.

Posted by: jaymarie at August 14, 2005 8:53 PM

it is amazing. and it's glorious to see a child being so loved. god knows not every child is that lucky. it's a joy for me to come here and be reminded of how good it can be to counterbalance some of the sadness that i hear about on a daily basis. thank you.

Posted by: patricia at August 14, 2005 10:55 PM

Great. I have no smartass comment. That's really sweet. Remember these times. They'll get you through rough patches.

I remember being at my Grandfather's 90th birthday party and looking around the room realizing there were five generations. Was truly an amazing feeling and I mentioned it in my toast to him. It was a great time. I think about it occasionally now, the look on his face, since he passed away last year.

Wonderful picture. I'm babbling now so I'll stop.

Posted by: Grace at August 15, 2005 5:30 AM