Posing for the "Card"

The season is upon us and yep, i'm stressed as usual.

Bills. Shopping. Decorating. Bills. Shopping. Wrapping. Giving. Receiving.

Stress.

I promised myself that I wouldn't be stressed this year with THE photo.

We wanted a special locale. Didn't find it.

We wanted a special time of day. K was napping.

We wanted different, spectacular, dreamy, and perfect. Doesn't exist.

So we went with a quickie shoot.

We only had two hats.
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K was wearing pink. She cried when I put a brush to her hair.

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She eye-rolled her brother.

Brother dressed himself in his best holiday wear. At least it was red.

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She gave me the most precious "i'm not looking directly AT the camera pose!"

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We gave it a shot and I'm thrilled beyond belief.

It's our kind of perfect!

Aren't they cute?!

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  1. Perksofbeingme said...

    I LOVE the eye roll. The picture turned out great. Sometimes I think a candid is the best picture of all.

  2. Candace Jean July 16 said...

    Beautiful children! Our photos were taken long before the digital era - I used to go through 2-3 rolls of film and hope to find one that was decent. The math works like this - 3 kids are 9 times more difficult to photograph than 2. And as the got older at least one would always say "I don't like the way I look in that picture!" Oh, what fun! I think I still have boxes of "unselected" photos in the basement.

  3. Braja said...

    Ah, the perfect shoot...only if you're Claudia Schiffer and Annie Liebowitz is the girl behind the camera :)

  4. Brooks said...

    how cute?! I am still coercing my girls to sit together.....I will have to catch them on a good day!

  5. Deb said...

    Very cute!!

  6. Wheezer said...

    I totally think the one with the eye roll was used at the Cheeze house when she was a little girl...me at my sister, of course, not the other way around because little sisters are soooooo wonderful!

  7. Tracey said...

    All your kids are cute, but the littlest one is adorable!!!

  8. georgie said...

    Jen they are BEYOND cute!!! I LOVE the eye roll-your babies are beautiful and Handsome!

  9. Brittany said...

    Love them! And that K...she could be an actress!

  10. ParentingPink said...

    Wow! Great pics! And, like yourself, I am VERY thrilled when I get a shot where everyone is "looking" at the camera and no one is crying. It's amazing how you lower some of your expectations when motherhood comes along :-) LOL

  11. jill jill bo bill said...

    OMG!!! They are adorable!!! That one is so funny where she rolling her eyes. And it's stretched out, not stressed. Remember?

  12. Smart A$$ Mom said...

    I am a believer (and lover) of real pictures. The un posed, showing the kids personality. Love it.

  13. Jen @ Mommay's Mayhem said...

    Very cute! Are you going to do a collage or just the last one? Because the others are super cute too!

    I posted mine today as well!

  14. Courtney said...

    Makes me feel great about my pictures. At least K smiles. Mikayla won't for the life of me.

  15. Jennifer said...

    they came out great; cute cute kids!

  16. Ranch Girl said...

    I can't believe how big K looks, and your boy is looking like a big boy too! And, well, DQ is so starting to look teenagerish!

  17. The White House said...

    Those are all great pictures. K's hair is fabulous! I would love those locks... Don't stress, it will pass, and look at the little gifts you already have!

  18. Abby said...

    I think it turned out great! Very cute! We took about 150 in one night in an attempt to get a good one. THe G-man doesn't sit still and would from time to time throw things at the camera. Good thing it's digital!

  19. mommablogsalot said...

    They are super cute! I love that solo shot of the littlest one - so sweet!

  20. Miss Blondie said...

    Very cute pictures!! Your little one has so much personality...its so cute!

  21. Elaine A. said...

    Oh yeah they're cute! Great pic - it is just perfect. Happy Holidays Jen!

    Oh and I have to admit the eye-rolling is pretty darn cute too!

  22. kel said...

    awww. they are so sweet!!

  23. Tony said...

    How very cute. I can see you have much to be thankful for. Merry Christmas.

  24. Kaycee said...

    Thos are great pictures! I can't imagine trying to get my two to cooperate, much less 3 or more :) I say good job!!
    Love the one of your daughter rolling her eyes at brother..heh!

  25. McMommy said...

    They are scrumptious!!!

  26. derfina said...

    They are all precious, but that little one looks like a perfect little IMP!

  27. MamaJoss said...

    Oh but it IS perfect! Nice job Momma...you did it! I'm jealous actually....how the heck am I going to pose a 16 month old and 4 month old - together???? A fiasco for this weekend when Daddy can help I think.

  28. Ali said...

    Very cute! Thank goodness for digital cameras, huh?

  29. Kristy said...

    Awwww......so stinkin cute!

  30. Elaine said...

    I love them all, so cute. Your children are all so adorable..

  31. Tenakim said...

    I love it and the out- takes!

  32. Erin Tales said...

    Super cute. You should do a collage of the photos.

  33. Quirkyloon said...

    Pics are adorable, just like your kidlets!

    But, where are you and the hubsters?

    You all are such a fab looking fam!

    Happy holidays!

  34. Weaselmomma said...

    They are way cute, and K just steals the show. That is perfect.

  35. April said...

    Adorable! I used to take the cutest Christmas card pics when I had only two kiddos...with three it is impossible!

  36. Chelle said...

    I love the pics! They're so cute!!

  37. Tena said...

    Ha Ha HA, love K's eye roll!
    Picture perfect is right!

  38. Kelly said...

    they are adorable! i love the "not looking" look!!!

  39. Dee said...

    LOL!! They ARE super cute!

  40. ciara said...

    way too cute! k's hair reminds me of my oldest when she was that age or so. long curly hair, prob a bit longer than k's, she hated it getting brushed cos of tangles. then my ex MIL took her to get her haircut one day. chopped off half her hair and all her curls. i was PISSED! glad she's not my MIL anymore LOL

  41. Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

    Great shot! K's hair is beautiful!

  42. Jamie said...

    I love them and they are perfect!!

  43. flickrlovr said...

    Those are ALL adorable and perfect in my eyes. Love the final result too-so sweet. You have three gorgeous babies.

  44. Lisa said...

    Great shot! I love K's smile - what a little ham!

  45. Melissa the Careful Wisher said...

    I love these photos! They so say "family!"

  46. Amy Amy Bo Bamey said...

    Such Cuties! Love Love Love the eye roll picture!

    I still have to try and take my pics. I am slackin'

  47. Amy@Bitchin'WivesClub said...

    Oh that little K looks like a handful! I'm amazed you got a shot--- I am posting my attempts at xmas photos on Thursday, as I do not have 1000 expletives to cover the frustration I experience trying to capture them all looking semi-decent. Bah humbug!

  48. Average Girl In Average World said...

    Your kids are beautiful, just like their mother ;)

  49. Petra a.k.a The Wise (*Young*) Mommy said...

    they are gorgeous! The pics came out great!

  50. BedsideTalesMan said...

    I'm with ya in the stress department.

    We've been talking about THE photo...but have yet to try it. gives me the same feeling as walking into huaunted house.

    You did GOOD!

  51. Toni said...

    Beautiful kids!!! Great pictures! I think the rule is all in the photo and if possible no tears!

  52. Happy Campers said...

    What GREAT pictures! Those would make an awesome "collage" christmas card...I love all the different shots! :)

  53. Tiffany said...

    They are all so cute! And look just like you!

  54. Manic Mom said...

    They are way cute!!! We are doing our Family pics this weekend. God help us, so that it wont turn ugly around here. None of us like having our pics taken except the little one.

  55. Jenni Jiggety said...

    SUPER cute!!!! Great job!

  56. Mc Allen said...

    yes, they are seriously darling... see and you are already ahead of me, thanks fer reminding me what I forgot today!!! eak. Love the pics!!!... ;) LA

  57. A Mom Two Boys said...

    SO adorable. I'm ALL about the non-traditional picture. Love it.

  58. Linda S said...

    Perfect! Love the photo! Hey there's always Photoshopped hats for fun...lol...

  59. happymommy3 said...

    Adorable kids. I love the second picture where she is rolling her eyes. Too cute!

  60. Semi-Slacker Mom said...

    Cute!!! Your kind of perfect is my kind of perfect!

  61. Clare said...

    Jen, your kiddos are so cute! i would love the eye rolling photo, adorable!! merry xmas!

  62. Such The Spot said...

    Yep. They totally are.

    I love the eye roll.

  63. AmyG said...

    Love the out takes! So cute. Really love that last one, though.

  64. Sabrae said...

    Love those pics!!! Can I be on your christmas card list!? LOL That eye rolling one was the best!

  65. Barrie said...

    They are totally adorable!

    And I tagged you. You get a nice award from it though. I know it's a stressful time of year, so don't feel pressured... ;)

  66. Jamey said...

    Love these! I have to get my pictue done as well. Maybe I should have you do it! :0)

  67. Tammy said...

    I just love K's smile...what a doll! Great pictures!

  68. Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

    Well, there's always PhotoShop, right? I love the photo with the eyeroll - too cute!

  69. Shannon said...

    Oh, they are very cute!

  70. judithshakespeare said...

    BEAUTIFUL! And can I just say that I love all of the expressions on your daughter's face??? They're wonderful. :)

  71. Michelle said...

    Beautiful pictures, your kids are so darn cute.. oh and how the heck did you get that awesome picture of you on your banner? very cool!! :)

  72. Jennifer said...

    I'm still glad I can make my girl wear whatever I want - but I'm SO looking forward to making her look at the camera and smile! Right now, we have to take whatever we can get!

  73. Liz said...

    Precious!!!!

  74. Mrs4444 said...

    It's perfect; their personalities shine through that last shot the best :) Love it.

  75. Jill said...

    OMG - these photos are AWESOME!!!!!! Wow - your kids are beautiful.

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