Friday, August 15, 2008

Christmas in August? Friday Foto Fiesta!!

It's time once again to join Candid Carrie and her phabulous Foto Fiesta!! Please join in the phun!

I don't know why I'm thinking about Christmas in the middle of summer--though it will be here before we know it--but I felt like looking at our Christmas card pic from '06.

We do the same format every year--kids in front of the fireplace w/ the dogs--and, as you can imagine, it isn't easy!

This is how it goes: one or more of the kids is crying, the dogs are skulking away and/or licking themselves or at least one kid/dog had their eyes closed. Usually all of that at the same time!

This year we got a miracle picture--we had done a few pics and the dogs were running away, the baby was wriggling and the kids were getting irritated. So we took a break. When we reconvened the baby had dozed off in that angelic sleeping baby way, the dogs had settled down and the kids seemed happy.

I couldn't believe it when I saw the pic! I was like, "Done!"

Thanks for stopping by!!

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27 comments:

Kendrawolf said...

Your family is beautiful!

Shannon said...

Wow, I have trouble getting my two girls together for a picture!

Your kids are super adorable! :)

Kelly said...

You should have played the lottery that day...What a gorgeous picture!

Kori said...

Very Very cute indeed.

♥Anissa♥ said...

Beautiful kids -- and look at little miss just grinning ear to ear. So sweet.

Karen said...

Awwwww ... that is such a cute photo.:-)

Susie said...

You have a beautiful family! What an accomplishment getting that picture done with all those players:-)

Nancy said...

Wow! I'm impressed!! What a great picture :) Here's to hoping this year's will be just as "easy" (ha ha)

Teri said...

That shot is absolutely adorable! I have a hard enough time with my older kids...and no animals are involved. Gotta love it.

Kori said...

I AM imprssed! We are lucky to get A photo, much less a beautiful one like this! You have a lovely family. Dogs and all. :)

Lori said...

No way. Where did you get such realistic cardboard cutouts of your kids??

Dawn@Embracing the Ordinary Life said...

And you didn't have to take 10000 pictures to capture that one great shot!! LUCKY!

jen721 said...

Great shot!

Rhonda said...

Fabulous picture! I love the color tone in there!

American in Norway said...

BEAUTIFUL! What a great looking bunch... and your sleeping baby.. precious!

Z's Mom said...

Wow! That IS a great picture! I get one done every year of my animals..and now Zander that I have him as well....and I know how it is almost impossible to get them all in. In fact I really only try with Z and the dog....and I photoshop the cats in...I'm not a total glutten for punishment!

That picture is a miracle!!! :)

noble pig said...

OMG that was a great shot...so hard to acheive with all those eyes and smiles and LEGS! Just beautiful!

~~tonya~~ said...

Great picture!! You have a beautiful family.

thotlady said...

Wonderful. And Christmas is special any time of year.
:)

leezee52 said...

The most awesome family photo yet!

Jo-Jo said...

Wow! I know how hard I tried getting my two to smile while taking their picture in front of the Christmas tree and it didn't turn out like this! My hat is off to you!

forgetfulone said...

What a great photo! I'm impressed that you got them all in one place at the same time - and smiling and looking at the camera, too!

Ronda's Rants said...

I see I can never complain to you why I don't ever have a family Christmas picture...you have patience and determination! You have a beautiful family!

Miss Blondie said...

Ohmigod! What a perfect picture! You have a beautiful family!

Hippie Family... said...

Awwww.. I am the youngest of 5 and have 3 brothers too, I may have to post one of our pham foto's one of these days so you can see what your fam would have looked like in the (cough) 70's.. (cough cough)
ouch, that was long ago..

Great pic by the way and you should have had a drink just for getting that shot!

DYSFUNCTIONAL MOM said...

What a great picture! You lucked out on that one, I don't think we could ever get a pic without someone picking their nose or something!
Cute doggies, are they iggys?

Jennifer said...

Thank you Everybody!

And, yes. Dysfunctional Mom--those are Iggies!