Friday, January 9, 2009

One of my new favorite sayings, I got when we went to the Fudge Shop in Nauvoo on our Summer Vacation is "Families are like Fudge, mostly sweet with a few Nuts!" I do wonder if we aren't mostly Nuts with a few sweets.

Whenever you take family pictures I think you should always have a couple of silly shots. Relieves some of the tension!

These were the fastest family pictures we have ever taken in out lives!!! Our ward meets for church at 1:00 and so I figured everyone would be in their Sunday clothes at least by 12:30. I had my good friend Wendy Lesueur come to our house at 12:20. We shot the girls, then the boys and then the whole family. Lilly was not real cooperative in several of our shots, either her or Ben or Jacob would end up with weird faces on, but what can you expect with 7 kids...Perfection?! Anyway, we ended up with a few pretty good ones, and did all that in less than 15 minutes!

After our official photo shoot was over and Ted was running the older Priesthood boys to the church to help prepare the sacrament, I took advantage of having Lilly all dressed up and tried a few shots of my own with just her. She was still being kind of silly, it didn't help that our cat JoJo was running around up front and Lilly wanted to play with her. But finally in desperation to try to get her to stay posed in one place I told her to hug the tree and this is what she did. I think it was the perfect shot! But then again I am slightly prejudice in this situation.

Here are just "The Guys" and just "The Girls"

Yes, Here is our Happy Family!
Merry Christmas everyone


Geoff and Emily said...

I love all of the pictures, Lisa! Your kids are all SO big it seems. What happened? I guess maybe I didn't see them so much over the summer when we visited, and we have been gone for 18 months already. You look beautiful, too, by the way! I love and miss you!!

BrandonandJeana said...

I knew you had to have had a blog, I just never got around to asking beck what the blog address was, but now that she has one, I found you! I loved your christmas card, glad to hear and see that everyone is growing and doing well.

Bobbi Jo said...

Love the pictures! Sweet family. When I see a bag of nuts I say it is a family reunion!
Hugs, Bobbi Jo

beetlebabee said...

other families are chock full. I love the color scheme!

Val said...

Hey Lisa! I have been looking for you guys for a long time! You've added a few kids since the last time I saw you. I visited with your Dad when we had our 20th reunion. Justin is 10 months into the Washington Tacoma Mission! Send me your email, please.