Time for another professional family photo. I had all of us wear our matching fleece jackets to make it look like we are all in the woods. March 1999. St. George, Utah.
I LOVED my 4 adorable and handsome sons. I was photo happy with them, since I didn't want to forget one single moment in time with them. They were the JOYS of my world and I wanted nothing more than to be the BEST mom on Earth. ♥
(I had studied Child Development courses for years, was a good help to my own mom helping with her own children, my 5 younger siblings and I also did a lot of babysitting too. I LOVED children through and through, and it showed in all I did!! I often got complimented on my exceptional mothering skills, parenting and patience. I could have easily had lots more, in the right marriage.)
I LOVED getting professional photos of all of us together as a family, at least once a year, I tried. We were a relatively happy little family. We all loved living in St. George, Utah too. It was a beautiful, safe and awesome place to raise a family. Good people, the BEST schools, and amazing parks, recreation, and scenic views!
Below this, you see a cute family photo of my youngest sister, Michelle Philpot, with her husband Corey and their first 3 kids (out of their 7 kids) They had come to visit us in St. George. I think she sent me this photo in the mail back in 1999 so I added it to my album. The last one is of baby Andrew with his cousin, baby Elijah Philpot. They were almost the same age and were so cute together, I just had to snap a cute pic of the two angels ♥ sitting side by side. (I love you Andrew)
One is an old photo of many of us (the Hatch family) with our spouse's and children (cousins). We had hiked the biggest hill in Phoenix, Arizona when we were visiting the Charters, who still live there today. You see me, with Bernd and our 3 kids on the far right. 1995.
Then you see another group photo of my kids with my sisters kids (their cousins) all in our back yard, when they visited us in St. George, UT.
All the cousins had gone to play in our backyard and so I had them all line up together for a cousins photo. They are all so cute, adorable, and fun.
Then, below, you see three more photos of the Holler family going on a short trip to a Utah National Park as a family in February 1999. We went to Southern Utah to visit Bryce Canyon National Park, and you see how beautiful or breathtaking it all was. Feb. 1999
(I actually live pretty close to this National Park today and visit it from time to time. Gorgeous!!)