Thursday, November 24, 2011

Day 20

Even though it was Sunday, I did do a bit of tidying up in our bedroom, while the kids were brushing their teeth and getting ready for bed. I got on a mini roll. There is stuff everywhere. We're not done furnishing it yet, so it kind of turns into a storage area sometimes. I'm not done by any means, but  I put a bunch of stuff away, suitcases in the attic, and some stuff in my donate bag. Here's are some before and during pics. I swear, I must be ADD or something. I just can't seem to stick with one thing and get it done before I move on to something else. Anyone else have this problem?
Before- stuff to go up to the attic
After- there really is less stuff there.

We also got our annual family portrait taken for our Christmas cards. As usual, it was a freak show. Last year Brian was so fed up, he vowed not to do it again. (Last year we set the timer on our camera and took it ourselves) so this year, we just went to my sis in law, and she took it for us. Wasn't a whole lot easier. She ended up taking over 90 pictures. They are all pretty much the same, but at least one person in each photo wasn't looking, or had a stupid expression. I mean really, is it so hard to sit still for a few seconds and have a decent look on your face while someone clicks a button? Apparently so. I don't think we'll do it again for a couple of years. Our nerves can't take it anymore. We'll just do some sort of collage thing next year. Here is a sampling for your viewing enjoyment.

Nice. Real nice. And this is only the beginning.

Look AT the camera, please.

Sit still, Jake!!

Maybe this pose wasn't such a good idea. Yes, Logan is actually in mid cry/scream

Fake smile Bri?

Seriously? Sit still Jake!

This is getting ridiculous

Losing patience

This is the winner, but even it had to be doctored a bit. Can you tell where?


  1. LOVE the pictures! I was laughing out loud. I think crazy family pictures are way better than ones where everyone is looking normal anyway. I'd use the funniest one you can find.

  2. I can only imagine the craziness of taking pictures with 5 kids.....probably explains why we don't have family pictures. Pretty sure Meaghan is the doctored one in the picture......unless she is really missing her ear in real life :) I love Jake's grin.....just priceless!!!!

  3. Oh my gosh, we didn't even notice that. You're right though. We changed Meghan's head. Crap, I don't know if I can use that pic for our Christmas card in good conscience now.