Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Christmas Picture Photo Shoot

Every year we try to get a decent family photo to send to relatives in our Christmas cards. Usually it is a chore...lot's of 'hurry up Mom' ... 'that's good enough Mom'... 'I'm not changing my shirt or smiling again Mom' ... you know, like I was asking them to do the dishes or something??? geez... well this year it was different... for over an hour we tried to get all six of us, (4 humans and 2 pets) to get in one shot that everyone was happy with....the fun and amount of laughter we shared was simply priceless!! coaxing Jessie into position...

"I don't want to...just give me that treat in your pocket!!"

oh Hannah! so close!!

there! not bad... except dad didn't like it... more..let's try the couch...

how about just me and Mike mom???
no ....
stop wrestling and get into position!!



no. geez jessie...stop staring at Piff and look at the camera!

can't even remember what was so funny...

where'd Piff go????

ok... maybe?? except dad's not exactly smiling... ??? I give up!

we'll try a New Years Card. Merry Merry Christmas everyone!!!



LuLu Kellogg said...

Paula, you have such a lovely family! Your daughter looks just like your husband and your son looks just like you! I am LOVING your glasses. I am thinking it's time for me to get some new ones and I love yours.

Much love and magic to you and your family for a wonderful holiday season!


Tracey said...

What a fun blog post! Merry Christmas! Hugs, Tracey

stefanie said...

Isn't that the truth, soooo hard yet soooo fun, what a gorgeous family!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Oh My Gosh! We did the EXACT same thing this year. Lots of silly pictures, not quite right, and almost-there pictures. We finally did manage to get two good ones. But, boy, was it work! ha ha ha ha
Patricia :o)

People Who Know Me Would Say: said...

This was so adorable, Paula! Your entire family is gorgeous! You and Michael should have considered doing further work combining your gene pools to populate the earth.

Merry, Merry Christmas! I hope we can get together at my house during the new year....maybe?!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Well, at least you had fun and spent some time together! I'd say it was a success! : )

Julie Harward said...

Looks like fun! We try to, but with 8 kids and their spouses and 20's impossible! Have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS..Come say hi :D

Claudia said...

What a beautiful family you have, Paula! Oh, it is always hard to get everyone to look at the camera at the same time, let alone smile! Have a wonderfully Merry Christmas, Paula!


Cherry Hill Cottage~ said...

So happy to see your beautiful face Paula!
What a cute post...
Beautiful family, so happy!!
Merry Merry Christmas to you Paula!!

Elyse said...

so fun ... and funny!

happiest holidays to all!


The Tattered Cottage said...

Oh my gosh...brings back memories. One year was especially tough trying to get all 8 of was a blended family, finally we all made funny faces and the card read...Ever try to get that perfect Christmas Card picture??? Inside...Yeah we did too. Happy Holidays!
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas,

Unknown said...

They're all good! They look like a happy attractive family enjoying life together! :)
Merry Christmas to you and your family!