Thank you for all of your sweet comments on the last post. As soon as I hit publish, and saw the new post pop up with all of the “outtakes,” I started cracking up. Your comments really nailed the point that I was trying to make, but ended up complaining about. haha!
I read blogs from experienced moms and think “oh I’m not one of those NEW moms who focuses on perfection.” But what do you know, I AM!
“Oh, wah wah, Ben didn’t sit just so with his fancy bow tie that I hand crafted while Lily didn’t keep her hair all in one place. How dare she try to play, I’m taking pictures! Oh kids, don’t you know mommy is fretting that she is a big fat procrastinator…”
Geez, Ann Marie, loosen up a bit!
We ditched the fancy clothes, took pics (AFTER THEIR NAPS!), and they worked out! But as cute as they are, I love the pictures in between even better…
The in-betweens involved lots of giggles and sillyness,
yelling, petting of the brother,a lot of “screw this noise, I’m outta here” all around cuteness, hair pulling and accidental flash setting, hair clip removal,lots of blurriness,a little bit of “Ben is not a jump-oline” brother squashingSophie clutching cheesing (ahhh! LOVE HER!!)
(DRUM ROLL PLEASE…)
getting two good shots for our card!
I REALLY wish I could just mail a flip book of all of these pics… 😉
Shutterfly told me they’d give me some goodies if I gave all of ya’ll a preview and embedded their fancy pants link:
And if you enter the code “SHIPCARDS” they will stuff, address, stamp with postage, and mail your cards for FREEEEEEEEEEE! With my blogger code and that code, I saved $198.01 and only paid $1.49 for one card going to Canada.
So bummed I ordered my extras from Walmart… although they’re about .67 a piece, Walmart’s are .88 cents with postage. DARN IT!!!
Have a link to your Christmas card? A story? Awesome picture out-takes? Share it with us in the comments!
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