Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Pictures

One thing about having five kids is that you have to find ways to be creative with the budget.  Honestly, it would cost too much in childcare for me to work so not staying home isn't an option, not that I mind it :)  Still the little extra stuff that families do like Christmas cards and professional photo shoots just isn't in our budget.  Besides that it really isn't an priority for us.  That said I do try to get pictures of the kids when I can, yet this year has proven to be the worst year for me for cameras...I'll tell you about it later.

So the other day I had this brilliant idea for a cute Christmas picture for the kiddos.  I planned it out, thought about the time, did all the right stuff so the camera would be more agreeable for being used and then set it up.  Well, it didn't go so well.  The kids were live wires...jumping all over the place, not doing what they were supposed to and well the whole thing ended with the kids going to bed early and me vowing never to try to take pictures again (it was a short lived vow).

Yet I did go back the next day and looked at the pictures and while the picture I was wanting wasn't there, I did find a few cute ones...

Yes, the ornament is hanging from his lip!

I couldn't help myself with this picture as it so perfectly depicts how photo taking happens at my house.  Honestly, if I did send out Christmas Cards I would put this picture on them...

This last one is my favorite.  I love that it is dark, Lincoln's shirt and the exposure so reminiscent of years gone by.  

Merry Christmas!



  1. buffy! these pictures are wonderful! i absolutely love them! the sign, the ornaments, the matching outfits, honestly you really did plan it out! haha and you know, the fact that your kiddos had their own photo shoot in mind makes these pics that much more dear. merry christmas! xo

  2. I love them! Especially the matching shirts, fabric background and the lights! So clever. Don't ever give up on picture taking! You're making memories and your kids will thank you one day...or so I'm told they will. (I'm still waiting for my thank yous.)

  3. Thank you ladies! To be fair, my Mother in Law made Elsa's dress and bought the matching shirts for the boys. Thaddeus is left out because they didn't have his size in the same print.

    Michelle, have you thanked your mother lately for all the pictures she took? :)


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