Saturday, January 01, 2011

a bazillion reasons

Here is a photo essay of evidence that I tried very hard this year to photograph our three delightfully cooperative children for a picturesque photo to send to all our friends and family near and far for this holiday season. Please note the past tense. This plan failed miserably and I am now appealing for your pity as we struggle to emerge from the plague that hit our house the Eve before Christmas Eve. There will be no Christmas card mailing. There will be no sweet family photo showing our five faces smiling and happy sitting somewhere seasonally appropriate. This is it. Enjoy the confusion and mayhem, it was real.

Note the tissue in her hand, it was the only thing holding her together at that moment.

Tissue is gone and in a moment so is the temporary good humor.

"Sing we now of Christmas, sing we all Noel". Boo-hoo

The only one left standing, uh, sitting.


One last try...nope!

Plan B?
All dressed up at church, on their best behavior, of course. And look this way, children!


Another fail for Momma as Kate attempts to encourage her pew mate. There's always next year!


  1. Anonymous3:07 PM

    Nannie loves the 'miserable wretches':-)

  2. Anonymous3:32 PM

    HA HA HA!!! This made my day. I've been alone in the house with all three boys for the past four days now. Dennis is away, and I'm FEELING THE PAIN of cabin fever, and life with all these boys.
    This was just what I was needing today!
    Love you, and so glad that you're feeling better.


  3. Thanks for a good laugh, Heather! This was way better then a traditional family photo! There will be time for that when they're older but for now you have some awesome pics to look back on and have a good laugh at when they're all grown up!

    Hope you all are feeling better!

  4. Heather,
    It's not just us!
    Karin has given up, and simply splices faces together to create the perfect photo. Maybe I should try that....

  5. So glad everyone found it humorous, it wasn't at the time! :)
    And Jo, I can't splice, I'm terrible with photoshopping programs.


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