Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving and Family Pictures

We had a nice long Thanksgiving weekend. We spent part of the weekend with Will's parents at their house. We played cards, drank coffee and enjoyed their fireplace. Friday Mom, Jenny and I had a ladies day out and left all the guys at the house. We went out to lunch and spent the afternoon touring little boutiques and antique shops. We had a great time and it was nice to be out and about without any children!

Sunday we had Thanksgiving dinner at my moms house. I love being surrounded by family. We are so lucky to have everyone live so close to us. We don't have to travel far to see anyone. Dinner was great and all the cousins had a good time.

Each year at Thanksgiving I try and get a family picture taken of us to use for our Christmas cards. It's never very easy to get a good shot of all 6 of us at the exact same time. This year proved to be no different. No one was really in the mood for their picture. I think Tony was the only one who cooperated for the 5 minute photo session. Who would have thought pictures could be so stressful.

This is how it all began. Drew on the floor. Typical.Followed by Brodie on the floor. What one does, the other follows. Ok, standing up pictures not going so well let's all sit and try. Nope, that doesn't work either.
Jake is thinking, is this what my life has come to?Alright Brodie if you aren't going to smile, we will make you smile.Now he is really mad. Drew is outta here.Ahhh, the proud parents.Believe it or not we did get one decent photo out of that mess. This will be our holiday photo this year.Thank you Jen for capturing such a memorable Thanksgiving photo session! Hopefully next year will go a little better.


Jill said...

I love the family photo saga- particularly the proud parents! You guys are awesome!

Happy Holidays to my long lost friends!!!

juliecache said...

awesome story. gotta scrapbook that.

~Maria said...

You did better than we did! I always count on getting our Christmas picture on Thanksgiving too, but after the ER visit and Lilly being sick we were hardly together during Thanksgiving this year. 6 of you in one shot all standing still is an accomplishment-looks great! :)

Stefany said...

What a beautiful family! I love the pictures!