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Family portrait

  • First

  • Lovely!

  • H in Chicago

    So cute! I love your highlights! 🙂

  • That is a sweet, sweet photo. Love Leta’s hair!

  • Dee

    Third! See Emily is good for something!

  • huh, first to post for the day with my first comment on

    It is a very cute picture.

  • minxlj

    Aw bless. Mischief in the making.

  • Aw. AAWWW! Just aw.

  • Cute photo. Where’s all the snow?

  • Marcia

    what a great photo

  • Cheryl

    I love this picture… Your mommie-ness is showing and it’s awesome! Thanks Emily!

  • I like Chuck standing stoically in the background. He looks like he is on guard duty.

  • Leta’s tiny fist in the thumbnail says only one thing to me:
    “Mama said knock you OUT!”

  • Em

    Oh, cuteness! You all look great. And you look happy!

  • maura

    great picture! Her hair is really getting long!

  • OH!

  • Ugh! So *not* cute.

    Yeah, totally obvious that was a lie, huh?
    Is that Chuck in the background or some other dog? Does his tail do that?

  • Oh! That is the bestest family portrait evah! Lovely! Sweet! Just plain wonderful and heart-warming!

    Happy Monday, Armstrongs!

  • Nuzzle!

  • What a cute picture! You look truly happy!

  • Hmmm… was browsing backward to the “Help Me Name this Photo” and… had to smirk at the
    “Burning Bush” and then “The Burning OF Bush.”
    …I kind of liked *those*…
    (& this photo is very sweet)

  • red

    awe, i love this!! you guys are so precious.

  • Great pic but where is Chuck?

    He is part of the family too?

    Thanks for sharing!

  • Oh, the power of an image to bring a smile to the face!

  • I love the maternal aspect of this photo, too… We almost never see you and Leta together (usually because you’re the photographer). Totally adorable.

  • um… scott, I don’t think that is chuck. too yellow and too big.

    When I saw this photo I said “Awww, that’s nice.”

    Then I looked lower and about bust a gut at the ads for
    “Louis Armstrong doll” and
    “Armstrong books”


    Louis Armstrong doll, indeed.

  • I am so glad I am pregnant already, because if I weren’t my ovaries would be screaming for mercy right now.

    I love the pictures of the three of you together. 🙂

  • I’m kind of mad right now that when its cold men can grow beards to keep themselves warm. Where was I when they were handing out beards!?!?!

  • MyChelle

    Almost all smiles on the Armstrong family…how luurrrrvvvleeee!

  • Smark!

    Love it when we get a pic of *almost* everyone together.

  • SaraJane

    Great pic!!! Makes me smile!

  • Mir

    Wow, you have such a beautiful smile, Heather. Love the photo!

  • e

    happy happy joy joy!

  • Thess peeshir iss 1 gud metiforr 4 Shuck’s shrenkeeng rul en yor 1 famlee. Thatt bebe iss tikin up 1-therd ef thi furgrand. Por Shuck iss berly vissibil. Andd luk haw yew R miking hem 2 walkk outsad en thatt skirry beeg yardd wit nu lish!! I wul haf 1 hart attick iff thatt happin 2 mi. My hart briks 4 hem.

  • Where’s Chuck??

    Oh… there he is.

  • Taya

    Dooce, she has your eyebrows.

  • Leta: “Ok mom, I did my part…I acted cute for the picture…now wheres my bottle…per contract.”

  • You are SMILING!! What a beautiful picture of your family (helps that you are all so beautiful, too).

  • Yeah, what kind of dog is Chuck anyway? Just curious.

  • Laura C.

    Dooce, I love your chin. It looks…elegant.

  • OH MY GOSH. This is like the cutest picture EVER!

  • kari g

    great – very cute. Chuck watching over his happy, healthy, beautiful family!!

  • Leta: ” Mother, could stand back a bit…you are blocking my light.”

  • Sooo cute!! News Flash:
    Boobah’s are on sale at Target for $6!! Collect them all.

  • Perfect Picture. Or you could call it “Fred II”

  • Does anyone remember “Where’s Waldo?” books?

    Where’s Chuck?

    You should definitely frame this one. Definitely.

  • Obviously you all look cute in this photo, but Heather, I think you take the cake for the cutest in this photo–which is hard to do, considering that your daughter is so adorable. Nice work.

  • kim

    it makes me really happy to see you three so happy..

  • This would look great in black and white…beautiful.

  • “Look, we can’t ALL do big arms.”

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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