By: Jennifer Murray

A Rare Moment…


Henry: "What do you think guys, should we sit still for 20 seconds and let her take our picture?"


Clark: "Why not, she has been trying for months; I’m feeling generous."


(A Rumble of Brotherly Discussion and Debate Fills the Room)


Brooks:"You guys can, but I’m coverin’ my eyes!"


Isaac: "Like this, Brooks?"


All: "Let’s show her our best side!"


50 Responses to “A Rare Moment…”

  1. Anonymous
    September 7, 2008 at 11:09 pm #

    So cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Anonymous
    September 7, 2008 at 11:17 pm #

    jen! hheheh how incredibly funny…and creative!! and cute!! -sioby
    ps. hey, did you get my facebook mesg? i just wondered

  3. Leonie from Australia
    September 7, 2008 at 11:58 pm #

    Jen, that is so cute I am so impressed I have 2 boys and i can’t get them to sit that still, well if they do the camera is normally no where to be found…

  4. The McNulty Family
    September 8, 2008 at 12:02 am #

    Ahhh Jen Jen, how cute are they?!! OMG!!! So grown up…. way to go mama!!!

    Thanks for the smiles tonight. I needed that.

    Miss you. Love you so much!

  5. Nielson Family
    September 8, 2008 at 12:58 am #

    Hey Jen,
    It's been oh so long since I have taken a minute to say hello from Thailand. But I couldn't resist just now, seeing your gorgeous boys. You are so so blessed. They are just as darling as they can be, & I can't believe how grown up they are looking (& acting I might add) these days. Good job! It is apparent that you & your husband are wonderful parents. Keep up the great attitude & faith in God. He watches over all.

    Much Love,

  6. a portland granny
    September 8, 2008 at 1:21 am #

    Oh gosh–they are so cute and adorable! You are so blessed. Loved your captions under the pictures. Sure would be fun to know those little guys!

    Have fun–I know you do!

  7. Laura
    September 8, 2008 at 1:39 am #

    I can’t believe how big they are getting. It’s still impossible to get my twins to sit still for pictures. With four they may be in college.

    Cute pictures. Your house looks so nice!

  8. Lindsey
    September 8, 2008 at 1:58 am #

    So cute… I love “your” commentary.
    Lindsey in San Diego

  9. Barbara Manatee
    September 8, 2008 at 6:30 am #

    Yeah for those rare moments! Great photos! They are such handsome little guys!

  10. Anonymous
    September 8, 2008 at 7:21 am #

    What absolutely beautiful boys. I love them.Thank you so much for taking the time to share your precious lives with us. God Bless

  11. Jessica
    September 8, 2008 at 7:50 am #

    How sweet!


  12. Daddy Scotty
    September 8, 2008 at 8:01 am #

    Jen, you have such a great imagination. Great job on the pictures and Kid Comments.

    Scott Huffman

  13. Misty
    September 8, 2008 at 8:28 am #

    Very cute! I completely understand the rare moment of getting all 4 together! Trying to get Christams pics should be a real hoot this year!
    MOM to gggg 22mns

  14. Jenn Brothers
    September 8, 2008 at 8:57 am #


  15. Kate
    September 8, 2008 at 9:01 am #

    Ha! This one made me laugh!!

  16. Rachel
    September 8, 2008 at 9:26 am #

    Adorable – absolutely love that last one, it’s adorable!!

  17. My2Gs
    September 8, 2008 at 9:34 am #

    Such sweet handsome little guys!

  18. Amanda
    September 8, 2008 at 10:20 am #

    Truly amazing! Can’t believe they were still long enough for that many pictures! They’re adorable!

  19. Mountain Girl
    September 8, 2008 at 10:26 am #

    Those pictures are priceless! And your captions were adorable. The boys looked tickled pink to be posing for you!

  20. Stephanie
    September 8, 2008 at 10:49 am #

    How adorable!! They are too stinking cute!!
    You are so creative!!

  21. Maggie
    September 8, 2008 at 11:24 am #

    LOL, So funny Jen! And big props mommy, this is a huge accomplishment.

  22. groovymama7
    September 8, 2008 at 12:05 pm #

    HOW IN THE WORLD do you keep your house so clean 😉 JEALOUS!!!

  23. Pam
    September 8, 2008 at 12:20 pm #

    Precious Boys! Love the facial expressions! Great job mom! A friend in East Texas, Pam.

  24. Heather
    September 8, 2008 at 12:24 pm #

    OH MY GOODNESS!!! They are SO HUGE!!!! Your boys look AWESOME!!!! But I still think of them like they were when I first started reading, adorable, tough little butterballs getting stuck in toyboxes and terrorizing exersaucers. These pictures are great and the captions really work for me. EXCELLENT POST!

  25. Heather
    September 8, 2008 at 12:27 pm #

    I think I forgot to mention – aside from your mad photography skills you are so completely organized I’m in awe! Your house is spotless – I’m pretty organized with the two kiddos at work – but four – at home – all the time? I just have to say how impressive that is. You Rock!

  26. Stacey
    September 8, 2008 at 1:39 pm #

    So precious! I love your coments with each picture, I am not that good, at the comments or getting the trio to sit still together. Where did you find those little chairs?

  27. Stacey
    September 8, 2008 at 1:39 pm #

    So precious! I love your coments with each picture, I am not that good, at the comments or getting the trio to sit still together. Where did you find those little chairs?

  28. Andria
    September 8, 2008 at 1:40 pm #

    Adorable! Love those faces! What characters they are. Congrats on the small photo session!

  29. 4 Little Men and Girly Twins
    September 8, 2008 at 2:10 pm #

    they are soooo cute!


  30. Carissa
    September 8, 2008 at 4:04 pm #

    It was very nice to run into you and the crew at qdoba the other day. I enjoyed looking through your blog. I felt myself reading and reading and reading when i of course had many other things to do! I also have a blog if you ever want to check it out.
    Take care!!!

  31. michellenotdawn
    September 8, 2008 at 4:45 pm #

    Wow! That is quite an accomplishment. We managed to get 5 almost 2-year olds still for a few minutes last year – of course it involved serious bribery!
    Thanks for your honesty in your blogging. It’s refreshing.

  32. Blessings From Above
    September 8, 2008 at 4:46 pm #

    They are so cute! I can only imagine the challenge trying to get 4 boys to sit still for a picture…and look at the camera on top of it!

  33. Following HIM
    September 8, 2008 at 11:04 pm #

    Precious boys!!! LOVE the new pictures!!!

  34. Heather
    September 9, 2008 at 1:15 am #

    Loving the pics of the boys. And let’s face it, sometimes it’s just so much easier to get a pic from behind!

  35. Whitney
    September 9, 2008 at 9:33 am #

    Too cute – I want to squish their little cheeks!

  36. Ashley, Kyle, and Baby Boy
    September 9, 2008 at 10:17 am #

    how did you get your watermark on the photos?

  37. Anonymous
    September 9, 2008 at 12:19 pm #

    TOO CUTE!! Love the pics!! Allison will be jealous, she tried so hard to get all four sitting!

  38. Arnold Quads
    September 9, 2008 at 12:32 pm #

    How did you do it? Any tips? They are so cute. I can’t believe they sat still that long. I can never get pictures like that. Any way. LOL.


  39. Williams' bunch
    September 9, 2008 at 2:08 pm #

    How cute is that? They are so sweet…and they look so big, sitting there all together! 🙂

  40. Veronica @ Luv My Quiver Full Of Arrows
    September 9, 2008 at 3:08 pm #


    This has got to be one of my favorite posts from you!! You crack me up and they are just too cute for words!

    Veronica in CA

  41. twarpula
    September 9, 2008 at 3:43 pm #

    I just want to know how you got them to all stay!! LOL! Great work.

  42. mommy2twindaughters
    September 9, 2008 at 4:09 pm #

    So cute! It would be a miracle if I could get my two girls to look at the camera at the same time…or at least sit next to each other!

  43. Suzanne
    September 9, 2008 at 5:01 pm #

    gosh jen!!! such sweet little men…all grown up and being angels for their mommy! those are great pics and you are so creative–just one of the many things i absolutely adore about you!!! hugs!

  44. Anonymous
    September 9, 2008 at 7:08 pm #

    I love it; you always have a way to make peoples hearts smile. Love ya and miss ya, Leona Paddock

  45. Anonymous
    September 10, 2008 at 11:46 am #

    p.s. those chairs are so neat! where did ya’ll find them at? -sioby

  46. Fulton Quads
    September 10, 2008 at 1:25 pm #

    LOVE it! Now I need to know how you did it! I can NEVER seem get mine all to look in the same direction at the same time! Give me some pointers! Love, Cathy

  47. ~Denise~
    September 11, 2008 at 11:57 am #

    Those are adorable, and that last one is priceless~

  48. susan
    September 11, 2008 at 11:19 pm #

    Great shots…they are sooo cute!!

    I’m thinking your house is always SO neat and clean…………

    are you willing to share your tips on neatness with four boys….I’m up for five shortly (not all at once…you are still the winner in that department) but still five boys 9although hopefully the two littlest ones won’t contribute too much for a while) ??? :):)

  49. Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah
    September 12, 2008 at 1:05 pm #

    This is AMAZING. I can’t even get my twins to sit still long enough to get a sot like this.

  50. Rachel
    September 18, 2008 at 9:58 am #

    OH. MY. GOODNESS. adorable pictures and captions…loving it!

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