Monday, November 17, 2014

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Honesty

It's that time of year, where you lie to yourself and those you love most about the possibility of getting a decent family photo for the yearly Christmas card.  You go to all the trouble of corralling children whose very last intention is cooperating in crafting a mendacious image of a smiling, happy, everything-is-awesome-and-so-are-we picture to send out to all your friends and family who would more likely benefit from receiving an envelope full of candid pictures snapped on cranky mornings and that day you made your son wear the most masculine of his sister's clothing because all his were still dirty (I'll get to the laundry when I get to it, ALL RIGHT?), with perhaps a hastily scribbled note admitting that your life isn't anywhere near perfect, and you'd be willing to bet the recipient's isn't, either, but that you still love them and wish them the very merriest Christmas.

And these were the good ones, friends.  


  1. Number 3 or 4 get my vote for sure!

  2. I think you should print them out as a sequence --a nice long card, with lots of personality!

  3. I like Cassi's idea. Fun pictures!

    And if it makes you feel any better, I haven't even THOUGHT (until reading this post) of getting a family picture/Christmas cards. My friends and family may get nothing--unless Shayla wants to try to get a decent shot at Thanksgiving! :)

  4. Atticus is making middle children everywhere proud with those pictures.

  5. I love that Derek's so good at the picture thing! He looks like he's enjoying himself much more than Jon does! And Atticus....someone has to add spice to boring picture day! Well done buddy!


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