Photo Fluke

Every year about this time I start planning... um freaking out over the family Christmas card. Let's just say my hubby is a graphic art guru. So the bar, she is set high. Each and every year, as I swear I'm not going to send cards, an idea hits me. Or I "borrow" it from the internet. Poe-tae-toe, poe-ta-toe. I prefer to refer to it as my divine inspiration.

Anyway last year I decided to try and get a cute picture of the girls in front of the tree to add to our "Top 11 List of 2007". And I took a total of 7 photos. NONE of them horrible. And this one, down right adorable.

So today I finally settled on a theme for our card. And I decided a picture of the girls by the tree would be the perfect addition to those I had already chosen. Ya'll know where this is going already don'tcha?

For the love, is it too much to ask that both my children smile and look cute at the exact same moment, while standing in close proximity to each other? Apparently so. I think there's a mathematical probability thesis paper here somewhere.

Anyway, I've had immense fun laughing at other blogger's photo attempts, go check out The Meanest Mom and Miss Britt for some great laughs. Goodness knows I can't beat them, so I'm joining them.

Yep that's 35 amusing, yet unusable photos. Thank Pete for digital cameras!


Dude, you should try adding DOGS (qty 3) to the mix like we did. Oh my holy heck... such a freaking mess.


I posted a blog about it the other day...I need to post the final Christmas card result but my scanner is not working at the moment.

December 6, 2008 at 7:54 AM  

If I was Santa I would certainly make sure these kids get extra-good presents!

December 6, 2008 at 8:16 AM  

Oh, but they are SO cute.....we are going to do ours as soon as we get the tree up and both girls at home at the same time and both dogs bathed and sedated.

December 6, 2008 at 9:38 AM  

*snicker!* A couple were close??? There were several cuties! I think the next photo shoot should include some fun tickling, wrestling and/or hugs and kisses.

Those were the cutiest in the bunch! LOL!

*sigh* I still have to do the annual Photo Story Christmas letter? *super sigh*

[You need more followers. You are a fun read. I think I'm going to stalk you at my place and "pimp" ya' out.]


December 6, 2008 at 11:27 AM  

Hey, aren't you supposed to tell us that "Ultimate Regifting of the Ugly @$$ Mirror" story? Sometime?

Just reminding you, cuz you asked.


December 6, 2008 at 11:31 AM  

It's so hard to get a good shot with the tree because you have to use the flash. I gave up a long time ago.

They're all cute and you're lucky they'll still allow you more than 1shot.

December 6, 2008 at 3:57 PM  

Jenn- It's all in perspective, isn't it?
Raven- Damn, I knew there was one more funny photo blog I had checked out. It was yours with the dogs. Which did add a huge amusement!
I think Suz has the right idea, sedate the dogs.
Farmer's Wife- thanks for the stalking on your site! You are a hoot yourself!
Gary- feel free! Ha!

December 6, 2008 at 4:21 PM  

Farmer's Wife sent me over, and I so enjoyed my stay! Love your writing style -- and humor. (Plus, you warmed my heart with the marriage equality button) :-)

Hope to read even more from you, and perhaps you could skirt over my way in between taking 35 unusable photos of the kidlets. :-)

December 6, 2008 at 4:46 PM  

Welcome ProHomemaker! Grab a glass of wine and stay for awhile.

December 6, 2008 at 5:58 PM  

are there people who you'd send the cards to who do not read your blog? because if not, then i say you're done.

December 7, 2008 at 11:47 PM  

Did I mention my cards have been sitting at my house for almost a week now??!!! Michael keeps asking when they will make their way to the mailbox...I am figuring when they walk themselves!!!

December 9, 2008 at 1:19 PM  

And let's just say that the goobiness only increases exponentially with each child you add to the photo shoot.

December 9, 2008 at 3:00 PM  

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