Families can be together forever, through Heavenly Father’s Plan

Thanks to Jon’s sister, Kathryn, for taking this shot.

  • kristine

    Great family picture!

  • http://www.dooce.com Fiona


  • http://www.beknown.blogspot.com chellerella

    I always wondered why people loved to say they were the first – NOW, I know the feeling!

    What a great pic!

  • Brooke


  • Andrea

    Frog arm!!

  • Colleen

    shiny, happy people.

  • the niffer

    Wow – Chuck has your hair and eyes, Heather. And Leta and Jon’s left eyebrows have an identical arch when they smile.

  • http://www.dooce.com/archives/daily_photo/11_06_2004.html RandyRambunctious

    Awww….cho chweeeet…
    Jon looks so awake by the by…

  • http://rocksandgarbage.blogspot.com/ angela marie

    That is a great shot. A woman, a man, a dog and their frog.

  • http://www,injust-spring.com Alex

    Angela Marie, your caption has the potential to be the title of a foreign French film. ;)

  • http://www.ceece.net Courtney

    what a nice picture. I love how leta and john look really high. chuck is a great dog, everyday i pull up a picture of chuck and tell my two weims-THIS IS WHAT A GOOD DOG LOOKS LIKE!

  • http://humanwrites.blogspot.com Human Writes

    Now that’s one for my wallet!

  • http://yearofzeke.blogspot.com Zeke

    What a lovely, gorgeous family. Good genes, I tell you!

  • Susie

    Courtney, I do the same thing with my mutt. “See this? This is Chuck. HE is a GOOD BOY. Be a good boy like CHUCK!!!!” (Yes, that is “of France” punctuation.)

    The family pic is a framer, for sure. Joyful.

  • Cathy

    I love this picture. I think it’s funny that Jon and Leta look really excited while Heather and Chuck look quite composed.

    You are the sweetest family. How do you get both Leta and Chuck to pose?

  • http://rottingrodents.blogspot.com Amanda

    Consider the Christmas card dilemma a thing of the past. You’re a beautiful bunch, as I’m sure you already know.

  • http://heather-anne.com Heatheranne

    That is a great picture. You all look so happy!

  • http://moxiemoron.diaryland.com Moxie

    Jon and Leta’s expressions say ” We are the have poopeds and they are the pooped nots!”

  • mum’s the word

    Heather–that hair color really suits you!

  • http://www.luckyhazel.com wixlet

    a wonderful picture! i’d like to see one from the archives where you’ve duct-taped leta to a wall.

  • http://throughlife.blogspot.com kEma

    you give wonderful mummy look, and chuck is so proud saying: Let me introduce you Heather, Mummy Heather. And on the other side Leta is laughing because I suppose Jon had just told her a nice baby joke.

    Wonder picture!

  • http://foo.com Jonna

    Awww, that’s such a great shot. Hard to believe that the VERY NEXT DAY it was snowing, the day after T-shirt weather. Heartbreaking.

  • http://honestmom.blogspot.com/ Lorie

    Oh, look at that look on Leta’s face! And Chuck! Oh…and you guys are nice looking, too. I just have a thing for babies and dogs ;)

  • Cristina

    Beautiful family.

    Chuck looks so composed. I think he spies a squirrel behind the photographer and is planning his next move.

  • Cristina

    Love the title too–are you going to have Chuck sealed into the family….or have you done it already? :)

  • http://www.maxigumee.com maxigumee

    Leta looks so devious in this picture. :P I wonder what she’s thinking.

  • Jme

    Chuck looks hunky, I LOVE your hair colour, Jon looks amused and Leta, positively tickled. It’s a beaut!!! :D

  • AndreaBT

    What an awesome grin on Leta’s face!

  • http://www.jamf.net/blog/ maricar

    An absolutely beautiful family picture. :)

  • http://www.greatestjournal.com/users/crazieallie Allison

    Great picture…Leta looks so much like Jon…eve the smile!

  • Amy

    That might possibly be the biggest smile I have ever seen on a frog.

  • http://shenuts.com sarcastic journalist

    ya’ll make such a cute family. definately a christmas card– especially with leta in her costume! So cute.

  • http://wouldacouldashoulda.blogspot.com/ Mir

    Does the Heavenly Father have a stance on amphibians as part of His sanctioned family unit? Just curious….

  • Holly

    I want to be with my own family, and god has shown me how i can…

  • http://angoras.blogspot.com/ TracyDee

    Christmas card perfect…:)

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/zubchick Caroline

    I love how it’s almost a week after Halloween and Leta’s still in her costume. It just gives the “don’t let your baby play with paper towels” people that much more ammo. Loving you.

    P.S did Leta take hits from your bong?

  • http://alikelystory.blogs.com/a_likely_story/ Kath

    Too heartwarming for words, Heather. Now just in case some of your readers wanted to..umm..frame a picture like this, we wouldn’t be considered stalkers, would we? You guys are SO part of my family, albeit internet family.

    And yes, I totally agree with a suggestion upthread…this screams Christmas Card picture :-)

  • http://joy.nu Cessy

    What a lovely family picture. I love it!

  • http://www.dianaschnuth.net diana

    Damn… Holly beat me to it… but I’m gonna sing it anyway. Ahem…

    “I always want to beee with my own familyyyyyyy… and the Lord has shown me how I caaaaaan… the Lord has shown me how I can”

    ::piano outro here::

  • http://www.poboxalisoncoffey.com/ptg abc

    I must say, Dooce, that weather in Utah freaking confuses me!

  • http://opisthotonos.blogspot.com THW

    Yikes, that frog ate your kid!

  • http://www.partofthatworld.com Becca


  • cee

    Beautifully captured, Heather! A great family you have!

  • http://www.both2and.com/weblog/ Pascale Soleil

    Like the picture, but “thaking” the photo?

  • Susie

    I’m curious, now. May we see a picture of that Heather-face that Jon waited all week to see?

  • http://www.livejournal.com/users/thehoney_bunny/ honeybunny

    you’re a beautiful family! hooray!

  • Dre

    Jon is hot.
    Leta is damn cute!
    I want to kiss on Chuck’s soft smooth ears. (Dog fur is the softest!)
    And, Heather, you, my dear are so uniquely beautiful — blonde hair or brown — every pic I see of you, I think, “I wish I looked like that!”

    (Okay, so seriously, this is a compliment and NOT meant to sound like it’s coming from a psycho stalker. LOL I swear!)

  • http://nabbalicious.blogspot.com Heather

    Oh, thanks. Now I have that song in my head.

    But what a gorgeous family you are!

  • Ev

    Great photo. Heather, you look like a thin Kate Winslet in this photo.

  • http://electrolicious.com Ariel

    Oh my gosh: Look at Jon and his little dopelganger! Too cute. This photo reminds me of pictures of my husband with his parents. I always joke with his mom that she cut off a finger and it grew into my husband — they are practically twins. In this shot, Jon and Leta are rocking that same look. SO CUTE!