Thursday, December 24, 2009

With Love From Our Family to Yours

I knew this was going to be a tricky year. Last Christmas, Buster wasn't yet able to crawl, making him an easier photo subject. Next year, we'll be able to offer him a candy bar in exchange for sitting for a picture. This year, however, falls right in between immobile and bribe-able, and boy was it interesting. The equivalent experience with Q-ster was the Year of the Brooms.

The first attempt at a family photo was back in October at a park with lovely landscaping. The micro dude chased a big fat goose for a while, which was just great until the goose jumped into a mucky pond.

Luckily, his big brother and dad were there to prevent him from following suit.

The next photo shoot isn't even worth talking about.

The third attempt was over Thanksgiving, and this was the closest thing we got.

Fortunately, YF saved the day and agreed to take our picture. She asked what I was hoping to capture.

"Um, I'd like all four of us to be in the frame, with no one looking actively unhappy."

Good!" she replied. "Low expectations always help."

Well, I think she did a fabulous job. Here we are, ready to ring in another good year.

Merry Christmas!


Bob said...

Great photos

Anonymous said...

I share your low expectations, and I think you got a GREAT photo. :)

Stimey said...

You guys look beautiful. Merry Christmas!

ewe are here said...

Lovely picture you'll be sending out!

Merry Christmas to all of you!

Lara said...

Happy Christmas, M. - wishing you guys all the best. :)

Mom101 said...

Wow, you nailed it! That's a Christmas miracle in itself.

Merry merry to you and your beautiful family Lady M.

mayberry said...

Wow, that's a GREAT one! Your friend is clearly a miracle worker.

Merry (belated) Christmas to all!

YF said...

You are too kind... I was worried that you would need a 4th attempt. You guys have a beautiful family. xoxox C

Mir said...

There should be a law against that much beautiful in one family. :)

Merry merry to you and yours, my friend!

Anonymous said...

Love the family photo. Now that Alex is a teenager I have actually taped him into pictures for Tay's preschool. I don't think family photos are ever dull!

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