Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christmas Card Photo Shoot of 2008!

Oh yeah, pictures!!! (Hear the sarcasim in that?) No really--I love taking candid snapshots of the kids while their playing or just doing daily things, but getting us all set up for family pictures is a whole 'nother ballgame!! It's kind of like pulling teeth--to say it nicely! With the ship coming home in October and Michael on some extended leave we decided to take family Christmas pictures early this year. Okay, truth be known, it's so our snot isn't freezing into cartoon characters on the side of our face in December! Well, and that Michael also wanted some facial hair for a change!!! I know--I know, but he's got to show it off while he can! We all get ready and thank our lucky stars that it's NOT currently raining at the time in the lovely state of Washington, then head out to the swamp grounds I've scoped out PRIOR to 5 days of straight rain--another big yeah! The wind is blowing my hair and it's sticking in my lipgloss, the sun is going down, and it's starting to get quite cold---come on kids---quit goofing off and smile for me! YOU TOO MICHAEL! I don't care that your sitting on a rock that's crammed 2 inches into your butt! Let's just get this done!














So, a couple hours later and the idea that shooting myself in the foot sounds like more fun; we have our pictures! At least I think so........

Next year, instead of going somewhere to HAVE our pictures taken, I'll be asking myself all over again why in the world I do this! Hey, at least this year I remembered to take the tripod and didn't have to prop the camera on the top of the van!!! Baby steps, Bob; baby steps!























































































6 comments:

Jess and Drew said...

These pictures are beautiful :) Celeste looks like she's grown a foot since this summer!

--Love ya'll!!!!!!! :)

Martha said...

Great job!! I love the pictures of course. Miss you!

Love you bunches!

Angie Sage said...

Great pictures! Love em all! When can I schedule our family photo shoot with you? Get this...we've never had a family picture taken (other than retarded snapshots that are no good)

Melissa said...

I just stumbled across your beautiful blog and I just wanted to say Hi. You have an adorable family..Great pictures. I share your frustration with taking family pictures and I'm really dreading taking Christmas Pictures this year!

Kimberly said...

Okay, you must be the most gorgeous family on the planet!!! I miss you and you need to add me to your blog. I blog as well. I miss you all so much. I will be seeing you soon...

Kim

Gramma 2 Many said...

Just randomly clicking blogs tonight. Yours came up. Looks like the Stillaguamish River. Am I correct? Actually it looks like a park near the swinging bridge just off of the Jordan road between Arlington and Granite Falls.
I love the picture of your daughter wrapped in the quilt.