Family



Family -- this is an easy one, since 99% of the photos we take are of our families. But what's in a family? We've got our nuclear family -- Alfie, me, Pea, 3Po and Jammy. But we also have parents and siblings and nieces and nephews and aunts and uncles and cousins and grandparents.

In the Philippines, "family" is a fluid, ever-expanding term. My grandmother has 7 children, 29 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Getting everyone together has become literally impossible. The photo above shows the most successful attempt so far, at my brother's wedding last December. We can barely fit in the frame!


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napaboaniya said...

Lovely shot of the entire family clan :)

Leslie said...

Oh the colors are so gorgeous! I just love this photo! :)

Gattina said...

OMG ! Well, that's a big family !!
My family consists of the 3 of us, a sister in law with her husband and daughter and the rest is dead or I don't know them. My father for unknown reasons had cut off all relations to his siblings.

Gattina said...

BTW thanks for letting me know that you have difficulties to comment. I think I will go back to the old system !

marcia@joyismygoal said...

weddings are such good photo opps we all try to look our best I love seeing the families and the love they represent and the fun old styles too:)

jmb said...

Now that is some family, all gathered together for a happy occasion. Have a good weekend Bonggamom.

leslie said...

Wow! You're lucky to have such a huge family! :D

Mar said...

What a wonderful large family!! mine isn't , so I love those big family crowds.
Happy hunting and happy weekend !

jams o donnell said...

Now that IS a wonderful family shot. It's been a very long time since our wxtended family has been together. Happy weekend

Heart of Rachel said...

You have a beautiful big family. It's a blessing to have a close knit family.

Carver said...

What a great family shot. My extended family means a lot to me too.

Cathi said...

A large and lovely family indeed you have. I would love to have a very large family. Thanks for sharing.

Randi said...

What a beautiful family shot of your huge and happy family.
Have a great weekend!

FickleMinded said...

i know that us,filipinos,we always think of our family first.

Mrs Mecomber said...

Wonderful and so large!!! Great post, too. :)

I have some very vintage photos up for my Photo Hunt today! I hope you can get a chance to see and leave your link.
http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-family/

Clara said...

You have a beautiful family! How blessed your grandmother is to see her family grow so large. I'm sure you all cherish her and each other.

poppy fields said...

I love your big family photo.

Annie said...

how nice to have such a large family! Thanks for visiting mine and have a great week!

MJ Tam said...

What a big and beautiful family!!! I love it! You look lovely in it too.