Monday, January 01, 2007

A glimpse into a family project: The Family Portrait

I convinced (arm-twisted and bribed) my children into cooperating for a do-it-yourself Christmas portrait this year. I thought you might enjoy a little slide show of the effort:





(Hovering over each picture will reveal a caption.)

13 comments:

Veronica Mitchell said...

For reasons known only to her, my mother would arrange professional family photos without telling us until we all came home to visit. It would usually be after final exams or something, when i was broken out in stress zits and had brought home only sweat pants to wear. There would follow a ridiculous panicked day of shopping for something in my parents' town that was not made for sixty-yr-old women, and then a disastrous photo. I don't know why she kept doing this. Your way seems much more sensible.

Pieces said...

Ah, it looks like it could be my house. Except my husband would stick his tongue out for every photo and then the kids would follow suit. Joy.

bubandpie said...

I like the ones where you've left a spot for Jesus beside Colin on the couch!

Mary-LUE said...

B&P, that's so funny... we should have thought of that to go with our empty stocking theme. Maybe a place at the dinner table? I think the paddy wagon would not be far behind us if we did that! ;)

blackdaisies said...

: ) how fun!! this made me smile bigtime over here!!

Lamont said...

Mary,
Looks like the holidays were fun at you're place.
Happy photo editing...
Tara

Sophie said...

This is so cute and so inventive! I've never seen a photo scroll thingy like this before.

Also, your family is beautiful and so is your home. Thanks for sharing these!

ewe are here said...

Getting everyone into a family photo and looking in the same direction is like herding cats, no?

;-)

Mommy off the Record said...

Family portrait pictures? Oooh, I want to see them! But my computer isn't letting me. Darn!! I'm sure they're beautiful. I'll try again later.

atypical said...

Several years ago, after a disastrous attempt to get the kids in a picture at Sears, we gave up on the professional thing. The problem was, how do you get them all to sit still for a photo?

Thus, every year we actually set up the video camera. We attempt a few shots with the still camera, but we leave the video running for at least five minutes in hopes of capturing one mere frame where everyone looks presentable at the same time. This year, we even got ourselves in on the act. By the way, it doesn't work. We have yet to get even a single frame.

There is one video from about 7 years ago, though, that we periodically consider submitting to America's Funniest Home Videos. It is THAT bad!

I love this little glimpse into your life! thanks!

-t

Julie Pippert said...

Bah humbug! I wish I coudl see it but alack alas it's not displaying at all on my browser. I'm sure each photo is awesome, especially based on comments.

HAPPY NEW YEAR to you!

edj said...

ROFL! That was great.
We hate family pictures here. I'm married to a photographer, which means we don't have many. (This is logical, along the lines of Dr's kids are always sick, mechanic's cars are always broken, and cobbler's kids go shoe-less :) )

Jane said...

I appreciate all my Christmas cards all the more! The love is in the effort!