Saturday, November 22, 2008

Oh the Joys of Family Christmas Pictures...



Here is an example of the kinds of photos we like to send out to all of our friends and family at Christmas Time...




...and here's what really goes down:


A few observations:
1. What the heck is up with my early-90's-news-anchor-helmet-head? Next time, I'm going to go ahead and look in the mirror before heading out for family pictures.
2. My dress is ill fitting.
3. Dogs do not understand the concept of family pictures. Nope. They don't.
4. Walking an 80 pound dog in 4 inch heels - not the best idea I've ever had...
5. 90% of my smiles are fake, I was screaming at two dogs and a sassy five year old between every take.
6. A balloon, though creative/fun/artistic, is basically just a massive pain/distraction!
7. Nancy (the photographer/aunt/sister-in-law/sister) is a saint.
8. There must be a law written somewhere that says that parents have to look like morons when their child finally smiles like an angel.






He was "done" about 5 minutes into shooting

(okay, you simply MUST enlarge this one and look at Kort's face! yikes.)

Merry Christmas Ya'll!
My "Thankfuls" for November 22,2008:
I'm thankful...
1...for digital cameras.
2...for photoshop.
3...for a sister in law who is willing to let us do "re-takes!"

12 comments:

L. Price said...

You all look like you're from the 50's! I love it. Do not do re-takes!

bird on the lawn said...

you are a doll!

Ashley Koz said...

anchor women helmet hair... LOL whatever you look hot and so does your hair, I love the pics especially the one of you and kyle where your smiling at him and he's making that random face. You got me think about christmas card pics now

BRIAN AND BROOKE said...

Love it !! Kort is too cute and your just gorgeous! Its even harder to take family pics when you add in the pets ha ha !! I love them all

Mohlman Family said...

I love kort's face in the one you said to enlarge, it was priceless. I love that dress, but I understand what you mean about it not fitting right.

Natasha Ireland said...

I Disagree w/ you. I think you all look GORGEOUS.

Marissa said...

So, I enlarged that pic and am laughing out loud, literally. I don't do that very often when I am by my self!

Dugovic Domain said...

Ha ha ha! Doesn't he look just ridiculous? I would love to know what he was thinking/doing/being at that precise moment!
To die for!

Laura said...

Oh Laura! Your family are all super models!! Kort is gorgeous! Come check out our blog if you like! benlaudiandboys.blogspot.com

Evan keeps asking when we can make you on the Wii! I love that kid!

Ashley said...

Kudos to you for even TRYING to take family photos! The thought of even trying to get my 3 kids (and me- since I am SO NOT photogenic) to all look decent at the same time is just TOO stressful for me to even THINK about... hence the reason why we haven't had a family picture taken since Tyson was like 13 months old! Sad, I know.
I think your pics turned out super cute!

Heather said...

You guys are too cute- I love the colors! My first thought when I saw the first photo is how much you look like your Mom! Lucky you!

Chris, Carly & Coen!! said...

ok!! the one you told us all to enlarge!! wow... your son is rather SCARY in that pic!! haha overall i like your pics... sure some/most of them are goofy and not quite christmas card material... but they're fun to look at!! trust me i know painful pics... my wedding pics... not the best!! :(