Merry Christmas 2008: Picture and Out Takes



This is this year’s Christmas Card from our house to yours. The card may not be as interesting as the out takes.

Or, as The Dude says, the ‘ruined pictures.’ See more on The Dude’s Facebook page.





Christmas 2007 on the Huckabee Campaign.


See Christmas 2006.

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What’s the best reason for a large family? Watching the kids get added over the years. And to watch the Penta-Posse get taller and taller. Like time elapsed photography — over 20 years.

We once asked Charmaine’s old boss, Gary Bauer, about life before and after children. A Look Back. “Before they were born,” He says of his kids, “They were always there — like shadows.” Eternity past meeting eternity future.

And like shadows they will be gone, off to college, off to their own families. Soon — too soon. See What to take from a burning building, or Christmas by the Numbers; 16 Each


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9 Responses

  1. Patt Williams says:

    LOVED the picture! Yep, they are really growing up. What fun you must be having! Have a blessed Christmas.

    Love, because He came,

    Patt (for J.L., presently in the DRCongo.)

  2. Jo Bex says:

    Absolutely perfect! Even the “ruined” pictures are great! I hope that Dad & Mom are taking their daily dose of Geritol or Vitameatavegamin b/c they will need the extra energy to keep up with the Penta Posse is growing up so fast. Lovely! Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to the family that is “for such a time as this”. Jo/Texas

  3. Walt says:

    Hope you and yours have a very merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

    2009 should be a very interesting year. The Chinese of course use the wish that one may live in interesting times as a bit of a curse.

    Keep up the good work, Walt

  4. Shannon says:

    I love the pictures Jack. What a treasure. You and Charmaine are so blessed!


  5. Pat Patterson says:

    Was that the look Zoolander used or the one he was working on?

  6. Sanya says:

    Planed Parenthood is caught on video helping girls return to the arms of their statutory rapists. Jesus calls us to protect these innocent victims. Psalms 139. The church must rise up against the abortion community which threatens our daughters. .***. *** Jesus protect these girls.

  7. Jenn says:

    What a hideous family.

  8. Jack Yoest says:

    Dear Jenn,

    Let me guess, you voted for Obama, no?

    Merry Christmas,

    Jack and Charmaine

  9. Christmas and New Year’s have come and gone … but these pics and their memories will last forever.

    Thanks for sharing..and God Bless!

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