Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Perfect Christmas Picture

About this time every year I put myself and my family through this. The Christmas card photo shoot. Oh my! It is loads of fun! But I press in and push through anyway. Mainly because I know how much I will treasure these photos in years to come. Even though it can be stressful, hectic and just plain difficult- I still love taking pictures of my kids. It's not about getting the perfect picture for me, I do love if and when that happens, but more than that I really just want to capture their childhood. I want to document it. I want to remember it and most importantly I want them to remember and cherish it. So for fun I thought I would leave you with some of the many out takes from my attempt last year! I wouldn't trade these pictures for anything. They are priceless to me. Enjoy!
This is always good....
and this....even better.
How about this one?
And this?
There we go....that's it!

and ..................perfection!!

25 comments:

this blessed nest said...

you KNOW i laughed like crazy when you sent this to me last year. one year later, i think i am laughing even more so. LOVE IT - LOVE IT - LOVE IT!!! that's the good stuff!!! :)

xoxo

this blessed nest said...

i'm STILL snorting with laughter.

GrannySmithGreen said...

Oh, my goodness! This is MY LIFE you've captured! I ADORE all of the out-takes. These remind me of our Baptism pictures! Can't wait to see what you capture this year!

Henley on the Horn said...

We can't wait to see this year's pics!

Jodee Leader said...

What a hoot! Great pictures!

Jill said...

Awww... I LOVE these photos. How precious!

bevysblog said...

Love the out-takes! So cute... and love following your blog! You are an amazing Christian woman.

The 5 Bickies said...

I LOVE the end result every year but the picture taking is tough. We just made our first attempt. Not loving the results. We are waiting for a sunny day to try again.

Emily said...

LOVE your blog! I love the story behind your blog "Name". You are a pearl! Praise God for his forever love! So sweet and special!

What a sweet family you have!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Country Sweetie said...

They are all so cute! Gotta' love the Christmas family photo! :o) Your blog is very sweet. ♥

Raining Pearls said...

Too funny and cute. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with all of those beautiful babies :)

I'm so thankful for your blog in my life. Oh how I cahnged in just a year. Thanks Sibi.

pink green & southern said...

Priceless--thanks for the laugh!

Jo said...

Oh the adventure of capturing the perfect shot! I love the humor you've added ~ so true!

Have a very Happy Thanksgiving~
Jo

Amanda said...

its late and i am enjoying re-reading allyour christmas posts! so glad you are "back"! can you share where bella's doll houses came from? charlotte would LOVE these to no end! happy thanksgiving sebi!

caycee said...

Those are great! You have the most beautiful family!! PS Im dying to see the rest of your house (hint hint)

Lauren said...

I love your Christmas card picture! I can just hear all the laughter!

I hope you all had a Happy Thanksgiving!

3 Peanuts said...

I am the same way....In fact, there is a little imperfections in all of m Christmas cards on purpose...this year, KAte's collar is flipped up:)

Hope you are doing well. When you have a chance, e-mail me your new address so i can send you a card:)

Amazing Grace Cabin said...

I love how these photos capture so much joy and happiness!

Love Being a Nonny said...

You would not believe some of my outtakes over the years!! LOVE this post...and the picture!

PS~Erin said...

Love it! I'll be sharing my out takes tomorrow... Unfortunately they were all out takes. We'll be having round 2 of the photoshoot soon.

Lissa said...

beautiful photos and beautiful coloring! I love Christmas cards! It's one of my favorite things in the whole year! I especially appreciate the ones who go out and do a beautiful photo shoot like this! Your friends and family will be blessed!

Heather said...

Just found your blog and following now! You have a beautiful family!! Gorgeous pics!

The Thompsons said...

Haha..I love it..you need to come on over to the Thompson blog and look at the "outtake" family Christmas card photo session...haha..yours is still making me laugh love it, my new blogger friend!
-Rhonda :)

Welcome to Lolliworld said...

You just make me smile! Thank you for the incredible message that you left lolliandpops.blogspot.com Can't imagine grandparents missing out on an opportunity to love their grandchildren. But as you read in my blog, God's plan didn't "give" me children for a very long time. I was hurt, angry, confused...but His plan is perfect. If "natural" grandparents aren't in the picture, allow someone who has love to give to be a "substitute". You can't imagine what a gift you will be giving them and your children. Don't be a stranger! Merry Christmas.

Lissa said...

thank you so much for such an amazingly sweet comment! I LOVED reading it! LOVE your idea and it's something to think about...