Monday, December 14, 2009

Holiday Comedy - 2009 Edition

Like many other families, every year we take a family photo for our holiday card...and every year it is kind of a pain in the ass. I love the tradition - and it is often the best and only shot of all of us together - but fitting it into a crazy holiday schedule is always a challenge. Also, and again like many other families, there are a zillion outtakes as my kids rarely perform on cue. There is always at least one where both Michael and I have clearly had it and are ready to give up altogether.

This year we took shots on our front porch with a little help from my cousin, who actually had more fun than we did, I think...and she brought us cookies!

Here are some of the best bloopers from our 2009 holiday card:

One of my faves - I call it "give me strength". Sadly, this was one of the first shots - so you can see how well this is going to go!

Unfortunate timing on this game of "where's Benny!"

Benny is clearly not interested in participating at all here:

Ultimately, we chose this one - mostly because none of us are crying, playing peek-a-boo or picking our noses.

Happy holidays y'all!

(many thanks to Mary Cilva for being our photog this year!)


Heather said...

I think that is a great family photo! We haven't done ours yet, the first attempt was a giant fail. And this past weekend rain and emergency oral surgery got in the way.

PrincessJenn said...

ROFL. I love the outtakes.
Nothing like trying to convince kids they *want* to sit still, smile AND look at the camera.
The final shot is gorgeous though!

AmazingGreis said...

What a beautiful family portrait!!! Great job and you have a beautiful family!

Anne Y said...

Great pictures! Happy Holidays!

drlori71 said...

Your family photo is great! Happy holidays to you.

Andrea's Sweet Life said...

You got a great photo! We have nearly a thousand *bloopers*. Gah. But it's worth it for the one that turns out great!

Merry Christmas!

AMomTwoBoys said...

Ha. I love outtakes. They're always my favorite things to see.

Your final choice is PERFECT! I love it.

Zandi said...

It may have been a struggle but OH MY it paid off! Gorgeous Family Pic! Gorgeous Family.

Kirsten said...

Ah yes, the out takes always tell the real story. You got a lovely photo though!

Happy Holidays.