Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Insanity – (n) – Doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result

A perfect example of this….Trying to get a decent Christmas card picture!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good grief!!!!  It’s IMPOSSIBLE!  And, it puts me in a pretty POOR mood!

I’m still working on getting a picture…I have not taken one “usable” one.  But, I have LOTS AND LOTS of non-usable ones that I thought I would share!

GEDC1625My first attempt was on the Square…way too many distractions!  And, I cannot cure Myla’s fake smile…GEDC1642Don’t they look like they’re having fun??GEDC1643Myla – fake smile

Selah – looks like she is on too much medicine!GEDC1621Now, this is a common look for Myla when she doesn’t get her way.  At this particular moment I had taken her gum away because it was showing in every picture.GEDC1648Again….fun times!GEDC1645Hey, at least they’re both looking at the same thing…but it’s not the camera.  It was a group of women going on and on about how cute they were.  In the meantime, I was dripping with sweat over the stress of it all!IMG_0241

The second attempt was at Michael’s parents last Sunday…

See, how cute is this of Selah, but yet again…it is not usable!!

IMG_0248Finally, a natural smile, but check out that lady like pose!IMG_0245

Seriously, this smile is getting ridiculous….


….and Selah is about to fall out of the swing!


Then we went inside by the tree with the rocking chairs…bad idea!  As you can see, Sae Sae was close by to catch Selah falling out of the chair!


The Family Bond said...

I don't even try anymore. I just pilfer through photos from the year and try to pick one out. It seems I find better ones when it's not a 'posed' photo session. I lost the spirit of Christmas last year trying to get a photo after 3 sessions. Your girls are precious no matter what picture you choose but I know how you feel...you just want that perfect shot!

Michelle McArdle said...

I'm not sure what posesses all mothers to capture the perfect Christmas card picture, but we all guilty! Lord knows we all sweat, elevate our blood pressure to a near stroke level and refuse to give up until we finally get it just right! Last year I took over 400 pictures.....
Good luck. Your girls are beautiful and I'm sure you'll get a great one soon!!!

Amber said...

I haven't even started yet! Those dresses are absolutely beautiful, as are your girls as always:) If it makes you feel any better, Eli's fake smile is absolutely terrible and also very very difficult to get rid of!

The Buckley Family said...

hahaha! Try getting a picture of my three monkeys! It is IMPOSSIBLE!! That is why I opted for 3 individual poses this year. Hope you like my card :)

The Vaughns said...

Next year, I'm using a professional! It's ridiculous trying to get them to cooperate at the same time!

Susan and Ethan Peterson said...

This is why I used someone else to take the pictures...my patience isn't even close to good enough!

The Cheathams said...

This post made me laugh out loud! So funny! Especially the part about you sweating. Sounds just like me! They are so precious though. I hope you get the perfect picture!