Saturday, December 4, 2010

it's my favorite thing...

I'm not sure why, but looking at the Christmas-card-photo-rejects is my favorite thing to do.
It might be because every year I decide last minute, LAST MINUTE that "today's the day!" for pictures.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010 (37 degrees outside)

1:15 - "Hey Margaret, what are you doing around 3:30 today? Wanna snap a picture for me?"
1:17 - "Hey Babe, what time are you getting home today? ummm, well, think you could reschedule and be home at 2:45?"
...shower....iron...run around like crazy...
2:10 - (Zach home early from school) "Kids, Kids!! No time for playing, it's PICTURE DAY!"
...brush teeth, dress kids, comb hair...
3:00 - in the car...where should we go to take a picture?

...really bad lighting...
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...oops...modesty check....
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...150 photos and three locations/two photographers later...
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It's a wrap.
Time to blow off some steam.
Until next year my loves.

15 comments:

Zach 'n' Jack said...

you are the awesomest. I love the rejects too, they showcase your personality the best! I can't wait to see you at our girls weekend 2011!!!!!!

Lora said...

You nailed it! I love the not so perfect shots- and are you kidding me for all the running/rushing your family looks POSH!!

dixonfamily said...

You guys are so fun!! Beautiful too! You are such a stylin'family!

We have our family pictures scheduled for next saturday and i have spent weeks stressing about outfits and extra pounds and wrinkles that I plan on photo-shopping out. I think I have driven my husband crazy with my over-thinking of the whole thing.
So silly.

Ditto to Jackie-I can't wait to see you in a couple months.

Happy Christmas!!

Erin S said...

So cute! Love it!

Jamie and Kiley said...

I hope you use the last one for your Christmas cards!! :D I love it!!

Whit said...

haha! Soo stinking cute! I hope my kids can dress like your kids...

Christy said...

that last picture is especially awesome. i LOVE your faces. you should send it for sure. :)

Isaura said...

haaaaa love the pictures!
we had someone come over yesterday to take our photos. we killed two birds with one stones since we haven't had decent pics done since we were married almost seven years ago and need some for christmas. hope you are having fun with your awesome advent calender! i'll have to make one of those some christmas.

Jill Revell said...

this post is awesome! it made my night! i'm excited to see the picture you picked.

Kevin & Ashley said...

Cute pictures :) I wish Kevin would let me get pics taken with him and Katinkles hahaha. I have a girl who owes me anyway.....! Very cute and nice outfit! Love it!

meg said...

LOVE IT! And picture day has to be the most stressful, frustrating, rewarding, memorable, painful experiences ever. The outfits alone - geesh! How you did such a great job in a couple of hours, I'll never know. I had 3 weeks and could hardly think of anything else! I guess you can add 'successful last minute family picture organizer' to your talent list.

Janet Johnson said...

I love that last one! So much personality. What a beautiful family. :)

Barbara said...

I agree with u...it is so fun to look at all the cast offs! I took picts for my sil and was so sad I had to give her the photo card and I couldn't spend all that time going thu them!

Missy said...

you make life so great Tara. who else loves to look at christmas card reject photos? It stresses me out!

(I have yet to decide/take the right photo...sigh)

Amy said...

Hilarious! But even in the bad ones, you guys all look beautiful!