Friday, October 24, 2008

Fall Family "Funfest"???



Do you have a "good" side? You know, when you take a picture, do you think,

"Oh, that's an aWeSoMe picture of me, must be my "good" side!"

The older I get the more I realize I definitely have a "good" side when it comes to the photography aspect of life. It all became shockingly and totally evident when I loaded up the family in our coordinating fall attire to attempt to get some fairly "ok" pictures that we could use in the family Christmas card.

Um, can you say "herding cats"???



Yep, that's what it was like to try and get some cooperation, smiles, poses, seriousness about the whole losing daylight thing, the right lighting with not too many shadows, the right amount of fall color, and so on and so on... The day was beautiful, it seemed like a nice thing to do on the Sabbath, a downright family funfest, I'd say. But then reality hit and I realized that I have 2, and almost 3 teenaged daughters who think they have a "good" side, think they shouldn't be in front, don't want to smile, think their smile is too dorky, want to go home, too cold, too boring, they want to be funny, and so on and so on...



Let's just say that the resulting photos did not bring out my "good" side - photographically or emotionally, and that's why you will not see a family photo on this post - I can only take so much.

However, a week has passed, I'm over the whole experience, and I'm not going to tell anyone which side is my "good" side -- you'll just have to guess! But as for the kid in the picture below, all of his sides are "good" ones!

6 comments:

Stephanie said...

Your kids are adorable!! They look just like you. I love fun pictures like this. And, my dear, EVERY side is your good side. You're stunningly beautiful.

Tim and Terrie (tnt) said...

I love the pictures also!! It does look like you had a fun time ;o).

I also agree that EVERY side is your good side!!

Tracy said...

Kris, I am trying not to laugh. But if you are over it, then I'm gonna go right ahead..... ha ha ha!! Okay, now for the friend in me - go spank those girls - that's not very nice of them!!! :) And, I have yet to ever see a "bad" side of you - I wish all my sides looked like you!! :) (but I know what you mean.)

Jenn and Tyler said...

Oh Kris, that kid is probably already a heart throb, huh?!!! He is soooo cute! And you DO have such a GREAT side! I mean come on, you're adorable! So are your girls but darn them. Good luck with the christmas card thing....

Aly and Nick said...

Kris, I wish I had a good Six pack Side front like you! How many teenage girls can say my mom has a rock hard bod and a six pack. I brag to all my friends that I have a sister that has a six pack, so there is hope for me some day mabe! Luv Aly

jo said...

This gives me no hope! We recently attempted family pictures and I thought to myself "this will be SO much easier when my kids are older"....poor moms....we just want everything to be nice. Next time....bribe them with white bread....HA!