Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Family Pictures

I was feeling that itch again.  The one where I lie in bed at night obsessing about clothing.  This is not something I generally spend more than about two minutes on over the course of a day.  But here I'd be, mentally running down a list of the kids' clothing and what I have (that's somewhat cute) that might match.  Do we go all matchy-matchy?  Do we just try to coordinate?  How many colors?  Can I do this without buying anything?  Will the kids cooperate?  How do I bribe them to smile?  Then there's shoes to try and match, and hair to do.  Ah, family portraits, how you haunt me.

Here we are, recorded for all to see:
We drove around our town looking for a new "backdrop" and decided the cemetery had some amazing fall colors.  But then, you know, we were taking pictures in the cemetery.  I started joking about leaving my Wuthering Heights costume at home.  Ryan took it from there, saying we ought to have our picture taken in front of the headstones. 
"I See Dead People.  Merry Christmas."


Heidi E said...

They look great!

Ellerbeck Family News said...

Darling-Aunt Jeanne

brooke said...

Love it! Especially the morbid expressions in front of the tombstone :) Great family pic. I'm glad I'm not the only one who loses sleep over family photos. The last one's we had were before we left Sside when Alex was one. I start freaking out when I realize how long its been & the nightmare of trying to coordinate without buying new clothes. It's literally a nightmare! I need to find a photographer friend around here.

Dolli-Mama said...

They look great! That's a little funny. I'm visiting from Multiples and More, catching up on the bloggers of the week. Have a great day!

Jeff and Erika Mitchell said...

Cute little family!