Well, Laine over at the Ferrill Bunch inspired me to go ahead and post our Christmas card pic with her darling pics of her little ones. Ours is not great. One thing I’ve learned in the last 18 years is NOT to wait for something to be perfect, you’ll be waiting forever. I made our cards at Shutterfly, it was really easy and I am very pleased with the Shutterfly end of it.
So here she is: THE picture. We had to get out the ladder (okay, Chris had to get out the ladder) to get the camera in a position to fire away for said Christmas shot. So we set the self timer and each time I frantically ran back to my ‘position’ and we all yelled “CHEESE”… hoping for the best. If there had been a bystander they would have repositioned us to capture at least part of sweet Sophie’s body, but alas, no bystander was to be found. And I’ll admit, Asher looks like a zombie. And Jude looks like he belongs in Flock of Seagulls. And the chapstick on Zach’s lips looks a bit like nose goo. And my hair could have really used a few more minutes of fixin’. But hey, we’re all looking at the camera, most of us smiling and no one is doing anything rude (think Zach’s favorite: the dreaded bunny ears) or embarrassing (think Isabelle digging for gold). PERFECT!
WOW – I think it’s amazing & you all look gorgeous as usual. (everytime I see your photo I think, “I’ll have what SHE’S having!”) LOL
Such a great Christmas Photo of an amazing family. It’s beautiful.
I love it…great job with such a crew : )
I think it is amazing that EVERYONE is looking at the camera! It is a wonderful picture, good job!
AnnaB. in Boise, ID says
I LOVE this picture. And allof you are gorgeous. I love how happy Bella looks with her daddy. Merry Christmas!!!!
It IS perfection! What a beautiful picture of a beautiful family
WOW! Great job getting all to cooperate! Too bad no Tori though.
Mike & Ramona says
However did you get them all to stay in one place? What a great picture of a beautiful family!
It is simply perfect – you have a lovely family and what an inspirational mom you are – you bring such joy. Thanks for sharing. What a blessed Christmas is to be!
Okay wait. Your hair IS perfection, first of all. Second.. ain’t nothin’ wrong with a little Flock Of Seagulls… Jude looks adorable. They all do. As always. :O)
Picture Perfect! Everyone will love getting this beautiful picture of your family.
The Ferrill's says
What are you talking about “waiting forever for something to be perfect”? How could this be any more perfect! It is so beautiful! What a blessing to look at your family and see how God has moved in such mighty ways to bring you all together! Wow.
Merry Merry Merry!
Where is Miss College? 🙂 The card couldn’t be more perfect.
It IS perfect!!! What a gorgeous family photo!! I’m amazed that you can get everyone looking at the camera! I can’t even get ONE to look at the camera (c’mon over to hiphiphubei & you’ll see what I mean!lol!)
Isabelle looks soooo different these days!! So grown up but as beautiful as ever!
Well, I think you all look GREAT! And I think the picture is very good. I wish we had a timer on our camera!
LOVE the picture!!! It is gorgeous!! And yes – what would we do without a timer and a camera!?!?! Love it!!!
I think your pic is amazing! Looks wonderful!
The picture is perfect! I am so jealous! We are heading to NYC on Thursday for the Christmas Spectacular and plan on taking our family picture in front of the big tree! Hopefully it will come our ok!~ Wish me luck!
It’s lovely! The kids all look great. Trust me…there’s a range for “normal” when you have more than one child.
We did the self-timer this year too. The outtakes are a scream. I eventually had to use Photoshop to switch a head, as there were none great on their own. Plus as Murphy’s Law would have it, on a really good one, well, um, mom didn’t make it back in time, and I wasn’t going to take the time to extract a whole “mom” to move into another photo. Oh well. :o)