Monday, November 16, 2009

Family Photos: Part 2

It has become a tradition in our family to do two sets of pictures every year. One set is to put on our wall and the other is to have fun and create some memories for our kids. Last year was a 70's theme. To be honest, we weren't sure how to top that - but Allen came through with an idea that we all got excited about.

The best part for the kids in this year's fun pictures? They were told to go play outside and get dirty ALL DAY LONG on the day of the photo shoot. The best part for me? No one's hair needed to be curled.

Plus, crying kids? Snotty noses? No problem.

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16 comments:

Gina said...

You are KILLING me! That is the greatest!!!!! Totally laughing at 8am on about 3 hours of sleep. Love it!

Gina said...

I'm sorry. I must comment again. Do I see a blacked-out tooth on you, Gerb? Just saying.

Kimm said...

I love it!! Very creative!

Richard & Natalie said...

That is my kind of photoshoot! No primping, ironing, or finding matching shirts in all the right sizes. And yes, definitely memorable.
They are fabulous and I really love the blacked out tooth.

Rebecca said...

I'm imagining the family history implications. I'd like to flash forward 100 years to hear the stories that will be told in Sunday School classes, based on those pictures alone!

b. said...

I LOOOOOOVE these!

Kara said...

Now it all makes sense. I had heard you were getting family pictures taken but on the Saturday I thought you were doing them I saw your family working on the fence until late in the afternoon. My thoughts were how you must be taking a low key approach to the pictures. When I saw the first pictures they truly didn't look like they hadn't had a lot of effort to get ready for. Everyone looked so beautiful. The second pictures fit in better with a day working on the fence. I'm sure this truly will be something your kids remember.

Cara said...

I like the blacked out tooth! Oh and the sign saying need diapers! Too funny, you guys rock.

Autumn said...

Your kids still look so darn cute even with their smug, hungry, dirty little faces. I have to say Allen really looked like a bum. Great idea!

Anaise said...

I am speechless with delight and wonder.

Gerb said...

Gina- I am glad you get my humor. And yes, I eyeliner-ed out a tooth. I am so glad you noticed. ;)

Kimm- Thanks! It was a lot of fun.

Natalie- Amen! The last-minute scrambling was more of a "no, that looks too nice on you. Go find a really big sweater or something!"

Bec- Never thought of that... but I love it! Just a little piece of family history we've created for ourselves...

b.- Thanks! Me, too.

Kara- First set of pictures? Almost 2 solid hours of curling hair. Second set? About 5 minutes of spraying Pam in their hair to make it look worse.

Cara- Thanks! The tooth idea just sort of came to me at the last minute. I kind of wish I smiled a bit more to showcase it.

Autumn- Thanks. Allen was a pretty convincing bum, wasn't he? He wears those clothes/hat when he's working in the yard.

Anaise- We're a bit different, aren't we? We were a little worried about how some people might react but so far it's been great.

laura said...

Gerb, you are so creative. I love this. The blacked out tooth is my favorite part. And that your family is beautiful even at their grungiest.

Deb said...

Loved them!

Mom not Mum said...

at least you know ahead of time how many shopping cards you'll need if the time should come. LOL That is the best - they are all great!

hintonrae said...

Saw these on Jason's site and I about peed myself laughing. Yall are the best. All of you. Those pathetic "we're so homeless we don't even have TIN cups" expressions...I'd contribute to the cause.

Chelle! said...

These are awesome!!! I think the best thing was watching Pres. Bell looking at your family pictures. It was priceless!!