March 1, 2010

Twelve.......and counting




It all started 33 years ago......

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Our Wedding Day - March 5, 1977
Oakland Temple
- Overlooking San Francisco



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......and then there were 3

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1978 - Michael age 5 months



......then there were 5

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1985 - Brittany 5, Chrissy 2, Michael 7



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1986



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1994



.......then there were 6

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2000 - Chloe age 3


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......then there were 7

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Michael and Marci were married June 1, 2002




. . . . then there were 9

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Addie and Ella 2008




......then there were 10

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Brittany married Ili Yuan May 24, 2008




. . . . . then there were 11

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Preston Michael Freeman was born May 13, 2009




......then there were 12

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Chrissy married Zachary Oliverson June 6, 2009



Brittany, Ili, Addie, Diane, Chloe, Steve, Chrissy, Zach, Mike, Ella, Preston, Marci



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. . . . . baby boy Yuan will arrive in May


. . . and then there will be 13 !


16 comments:

Cheryl Joy said...

Aww, that was fun!

This could be a trend. ;)

Jennifer Gibbs Kambourian said...

So many wonderful memories of so many special people I love. I can't wait to meet baby Yuan!

Marci said...

Amazing that it all started with you 2 :-)!

Jennifer Gibbs Kambourian said...

Diane, I agree with Marci's comment...this post reminds me of that movie "It's A Wonderful Life." You have touched so many lives in so many wonderful ways that you probably don't even realize...these photos are evidence of that. You are such a blessing to those lucky enough to know you.

The Chrissy Herself said...

That made me totally smile! How fun!! I'm excited for baby yuan!

Stefanie said...

How wonderful! Lucky Number 13! Can't wait to see Baby Yuan! Did they decide on Wyatt? I love that name. How exciting!

Zach O. said...

in honor of this post and previous comments, i listened to brad paisley's "two people fell in love" over my lunch break. good times.

Diane said...

thanks Zach! you're such a romantic

Mike said...

Fun post - whatever happened to the jacket I had in 2000? I want it back!!

Brittany said...

We had some nice hair styles back in our day! Well it's a good thing I don't subscribe to superstition...our baby, most likely named Wyatt, will be grandbaby #4 which is bad luck in Chinese culture and Freeman #13 which is bad luck in American culture :-)

Diane said...

I was wondering the same thing, Mike. I think it was from The Gap? I assumed you had it, it was great looking. too bad.

The Chrissy Herself said...

While we're at it (Mike), I want the area-rug turned unflattering fringed skirt from the same pic. Paired with boxy leather jacket and matching round-toed boots! And I'm sure Britt would love to have her "fall" back :-) (in other words, Mike, you were clearly the most stylin' child of the 90's)

The Chrissy Herself said...

or 2000's, rather.

Steve said...

12 and counting.
That is amazing!
I don't stop often enough and really count what we have. It's not just 12 people, it's the quality of these people that I admire so much. I love each one of them dearly. I would like to have 12 more! (for the record, Diane and I are done adding to that number)
Mike, that was a very cool coat!

KelleyAnne said...

Look what you two started ... I'm so glad you did! We love you ALL.

Grammie Star Wars said...

Beautiful family, and all because the two of you fell in love ;.)

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I married my high school sweetheart 34 years ago in the LDS Temple. I have 4 children (3 married, and a 14 year old) and 6 grandchildren. I lived my entire life in California, until 6 years ago. I now reside in San Antonio, Texas. The most important thing to me is my family; I have invested the most in them and it has paid great dividends. I love doing anything creative that beautifies my surroundings and I love nature. I minored in Art and majored in Interior Design at BYU, yet, my profession is a Tax Preparer.

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