So here's the thing, and I just want someone to feel my pain because I know I'm not alone. Of course we've gotten "nice" family photos. Every year we've been able to come up with something to put on a Christmas card... however... it's always something. One child won't wear the shoes that go with the outfit. (So I let that go) One kid won't let his/her (cough*his*) hair be combed. (I smile and attempt to let it go somewhat while passing a brush over it at the last second) One person won't take off their coat for the two minutes of photo snapping. (So I take photos and convert them to black and white) One person won't smile. And let's face it... that one happens every year. And yet sometime in about mid August I begin dreaming of a casual photo shoot in which we all look great/put together/polished/good hair/happy and everyone is smiling in a nice way not an I'm-really-in-pain kind of way.
I do believe I like to do this to myself. Yes indeed... for why else would I torture my own self in this needless way each and every year? After three shots that didn't turn out at all, (yes only THREE) the hoodlums were over it completely... so we kicked them out of the way and took our own dang picture and forced ourselves to laugh at the fact that Ava wore uncoordinated boots with the cutest red dress you've ever seen, wouldn't smile or take off her purple coat, and JJ's hair looked crazy in spite of my best efforts to comb it into submission. The self timer took our photo and we came home with family photo jack squat. But at least we beat the rain.
I think it's time I hired professional help. I'm just saying.
(Amy Parsons I'm certain that we need you.)
Fabulous Feature is my dear friend Becky of Farmgirl Paints blog. I love Becky to pieces and have a true soul sister in her, so I'm delighted to enjoy some of her creations on a regular basis. I have her precious and meaningful artwork scattered throughout my house, I'm lucky enough to own three of her leather cuffs, a couple of key chains, and even a necklace. They always make me smile and think of her.
Becky's cuffs are truly special. A few of them already have a pre-stamped message, but most of them come made to order so you can have her stamp any word you want on them! Perfect for Christmas gift giving!
It's very me.
cherry on top for all of the LMM readers, Becky is offering a 20% discount in her shop until the end of the month! Enter coupon code "LEMONADE" when you check out. Isn't that fabulous? Shop here!