Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Family photo shoot. Oh joy.

Family pictures are one of life's necessary evils.  The fake smiles make it look so easy, but looks are deceiving.  Approximately 5 seconds before plastering the cheezy grin I am snapping at the kids to put their hands down, make a real smile, look at the camera and then we stuff Maddox's mouth with smarties.  Last year the 100 mph icy wind was our demise in our Utah photo shoot.  This year it was the street.  We did a photo swap with 2 other families.  The location was great for pictures, not so great for the 15 kids we had running around in the street.  I think by the end all us moms were a hot sweaty mess from chasing kids out of the road (maybe it was just me, but I'll pretend like it wasn't).  But despite all the behind the scenes chaos, I love having new pictures to look at for the rest of the year.  I love comparing how much the kids have grown and how much the family has changed.  It's crazy to think we'll have a 6 month old gracing the next family photo, and heaven knows how hard it is to keep a little baby happy and cooperative for pictures, so thankfully I have a whole other year to recuperate.  Atleast I had a smothered bean burrito at Rosa's and the temple lights with the family afterwards to put me back in the Christmas mood. After we manage to survive the photos it's time for the critique.  Jason and I can never decide on a favorite.  Of course I pick the ones that I look best in, because if mom ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.  This was my favorite because I thought my legs look kinda sexy, I'm just sayin...don't mind that Jason was accidentally flipping off the camera so I had to photoshop it out and now it looks like he had an accident with a chainsaw.  Don't mind that Maddox looks like he's about to cry.  Don't mind that Jayden looks...special.  Because darn it, my legs look good.  I tried to tell Jason it was the family pose I liked, but he saw straight through my facade.


After my legs lost out, I took one for the team and this was the second runner up...

but in the end we decided this was the winner.  After I get over the obvious fact that Jason had no idea where to put his feet and hands and that I wish Kylie and Jayden had swapped places to balance out the color (especially since I thought Jason's shirt was charcoal and not navy, uggg.), I like it. 


How did I luck out and get such cute kids???


This kid could do no wrong, seriously. (except maybe when he ripped off the entire front of the kitchen cabinet drawer today. Even then Jason questioned whether I disciplined him or not because he knows I'm such a softy when it comes to my Na-Na.)



Me, my honey and my baby bump


12 comments:

Chelsea said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is why I like you so much. You are hilariously honest. Dying over Jason's chainsaw fingers!!!!! I thought they looked a little odd...

They turned out so good! And yes, those are some seriously cute kids, and um, I always forget that you are pregnant until you say something!!! you can't even tell!

Chelsea said...

p.s. the first one is my fave and not because of your sexy legs, because of all of you fitting so cutely in that door frame! really cute background.

Jamie said...

Thank you, Chels, but the legs are an added bonus, right???

Chelsea said...

haha, of course! and since when do you have to agree on which one is your fave?! news to me!!

poor jer.

Janessa said...

Oh what cuteness! I love the background. So much better then the flowers and water fountains:) I love the way you edited them. Very nice touch! Very nice sexy legs! I don't think I would have noticed the chainsaw finger if you hadn't pointed them out. Besides it looking like Jason and Kylie are holding Jayden and Maddox back from bolting, it's a super cute picture! I was totally laughing at the comment about Jason not knowing where to put his hands or feet. It just doesn't come naturally to guys, does it? The individual kid pics are so cute! You're going to have to give to some toutulage at Christmas. I LOVE the couple shots! You've got some nice sexy legs in the first one. What baby bump though??? Seriously. The last one might be my favorite couple pic. Love, love, love them all!!! Glad you all survived until next year:)

Tyson and Dawn Jolley said...

You and your baby bump?! Come on...there isn't even anything there! I have a bigger baby bump than that and I'm not even pregnant! These pictures look so sweet, and I love the colors you chose for your cute little family to wear! I can't even pick a favorite!

Tyler and Margaret said...

Love the pictures!!! so cute!

Michelle Y. said...

I LOVE your pictures! You DO have hot legs, so own it :) I love the one with the 3 kids and Kylie is looking down at Maddox, I also love the one of just Maddox, he is SO cute!

Jennie said...

They all turned out so cute! Great color choice and outfits your family is adorable!!!

nicole said...

So cute! Little Maddox looks perfect in every picture, and I need him to have a talk with Maggie about photo shoot behavior...

Jodee said...

You are one hot momma! Love those shoes Jame, you're rockin' the heels for sure!
My fav is still the first one, the door is perfect and the pose looks great! Your sexy legs are an added bonus!
I can't wait for my Christmas card ;)

Rohm Family said...

cute cute cute- first pix is my fave too- you are beautiful girlie : )