The holidays can be both exciting and overwhelming at the same time. Each year I get so excited to take the perfect family picture and the entire family just runs away to play in the snow or whip up some cookies in my perfectly curated outfits. This year was a little different! I caught them off guard at 7.30am and set everything up beforehand-)).
I know what your thinking, thats sooo smart. I gave them a quick breakfast of Eggo’s and fruit. I also told them a few white lies about how Santa is always watching. Unfortunately they are getting older and they are on to my every word. My 7 year old then advised me that is literally impossible because Santa is old and needs more rest these days (Boo Hoo) thats true! and then he said I say the same thing every year (Thats true too)
I got them perfectly lined up and wouldn’t you know I forgot my lense in another bag. I left them alone for 5 mins and a crazy fight broke out over Christmas lists and candy over the holidays. (This is the reason parents drink wine at night-))
We solved that issue and set up again! With 2 kids happy and 2 kids grumpy and a perfect timer we shot 40 photos with the hope that a few would be “The Christmas Photo” Here they are, you can tell me what you think?
Amongst all the chaos we wouldn’t change a thing. There is nothing like family and there is no place like home. We are completely blessed and this family picture will remain one of my favourites. There are many imperfections and that what makes things unique.
Lets make the holidays whatever we want them to be, lets invest in quality time and maximize on the memories. Life is short and we are trying our best each and everyday. You got this!!
The Jodie and #jcrew
Photo Credit : Yours Truly
PJ’s : La Vie en Rose http://www.lavieandrose.com