Perpetual Plan B

Friday, September 17, 2010

Cosmic Payback

Okay, so the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. At least not in my family (in some ways, anyway - and usually it's not the good ways.)

We had some family photos taken on Wednesday, which was actually the night after I had set my last blog post to publish later in the week. The reason I did this is because I usually can't ever get around to Favorite Photo Friday on a Friday and if I have a photo earlier in the week and I try to save it, I usually forget to post it the next Friday. (So basically what I am trying to say is that these were taken AFTER I posted the photo of me from our family reunion. I had no idea it would turn out to be so ironic.)

So, we were scheduled to do photos and it was difficult to find a time that worked with every ones schedules, including cute Katie, my friend who was gracious enough to take these for us.

I wanted a shot of our family in a cornfield, which reminds me of my childhood in Nebraska.. Unfortunately, it didn't really work out because of the light at that time of day. The girls had a volleyball game later, so we were supposed to be done by 6:00 and we didn't get started until about 5:20 because Hal was running late/forgot (or maybe both). And, as usual, everyone was pretty GRUMPY and mad at ME because they hate having photos taken. It's hard, even for me, to look happy when you are ready to thump on a few people who are in the picture with you.

And then there's Austin. He has been TERRIBLE at looking at the camera lately anyway. He either looks away or closes his eyes. How do you explain to a first grader that if you don't cooperate THIS time, there will have to be a NEXT time. And it won't be any more pleasant either. In fact, probably less so.

Some of these are pretty great shots, I just don't think they are ready to be hung on our living room wall, as I had hoped. The reason we had these taken is because my mother-in-law wanted new photos of all her kids and their families in specific frames that she gave us. I know I can deal with it, but somehow I don't think she'll be so pleased at what she's going to end up with.

What do you think? (And again, feel free to click on any photo to make it bigger.)

Ally held herself in check until the very end, but Morgan seemed to hold it all together pretty well on camera. Inside, I was FUMING!

Now don't you feel better about your own family?


Lacey said...

Austin looks like he's posing for personality shots in every one of the pictures! :) You have a beautiful family. And they really are nice pictures, even if they may be just a tad more true to life than hoped for. After that last favorite photo of you picture-poaching that family photo when you were younger, I have to agree with you that the apple really doesn't fall far from the tree! :)

The Gathering Place said...

We have about 10 years of Christmas card photos with one or both of my sons looking so sour that they should be pickled! We took a family photo recently and had an eight minute window to shoot. I can relate exactly to your frustration! You do have a cute family.

Nikki said...

Looking at your last 2 posts, I guess we all have to have at least one kid like us :) Our family photo albums are mostly full of people pulling faces....I like to think we have lots of personality! Most other people would probably think we are bordering crazy. Frame one of those cute pictures and present it with pride!