I think this year's card pretty much summed up the whole year of 2009: chaotic, frustrating, and in the end, left with a sense of exhaustion and dissatisfaction. Looking back on it, I'm thinking this would have been a great year to buy a box of soul-less pre-made cards from Target and be done with it.
Here's Dave waiting (cooperatively, would you say?) as I set up the tripod and fire off a couple of shots to get the exposure. I hate the lighting in our living room, ugh. I don't think I even bothered to put the boys in anything cute to wear because I just KNEW it wasn't' going to be worth it.
Family Pic #1 December 3rd, 5:50pm
I can already tell this is not going well. Drew had this stupid nail file he wouldn't put down, and did NOT want to sit there. I was thinking, "oh God, I'll have to photoshop that out of there."
Family Pic #2 5:50pm
Same old thing. This was the one I kept. It's a wonder.
Family Pic #3, 5:50pm
Finally, everybody is melting down (after FOUR WHOLE SECONDS!!!) and our photo shoot is over. Hope I got something worth saving. I just sit there smiling blithely. It's all I can do.
So that was it, 3 whole shots was all I could whip off in a matter of seconds with Drew throwing a fit and Dave ready to walk out.
This was the ONE picture that I actually did want on the card. But I couldn't put Parker on there, and not Drew, and since I can't get a decent picture of Drew I had to just forget the whole thing. Ugh. Grrr.