Posts Tagged ‘pictures’

Picture Day

Yesterday was Christmas picture day. I don’t know what possesses me to do this every year. In the past, I have learned to book the earliest appointment I can get on the day I want. Otherwise you are waiting for everyone else who is late, who takes forever picking out their pictures (YUP, that’s ME!!) and so on. And they always run late!! No matter where we go, no matter what time we go… they run late. Yesterday morning was no different. We had a 9:40 appointment, they opened at 9:00am. They were already behind – said they had camera trouble. UGH!!!

The trouble with making a morning appointment is getting up “early” on a Saturday and getting ready for the BIG picture on time. Trying to get 4 girls in their beautiful Christmas dresses and ourselves ready… well, that’s just not pretty. KRJ decided to have a fit over her tights, black ones, to match the other girls. She didn’t like them, they itched, so she scratched them and left 2 holes… I certainly wasn’t replacing them with 5 minutes left before we had to go. I was livid though! How dare she ruin this? She’s 11!!! She can’t wear them for an hour? I don’t like tights either. I wear them when I have to. Hopefully, the holes won’t show up in any pictures.

So, we arrived early and we waited and waited and waited… Finally, we were called in. The first thing I noticed was that everyone walking past the studio (which was inside JCP) could see us posing for our pictures. Who thought that up? There was this family that stood there in the window and watched the entire photo shoot. They didn’t have anything better to do while they waited?!

The photographers did pretty well. NKJ acted up a lot. She would pose for 5 seconds at a time and was done. We did get a few good pictures out of it. But, I doubt we will go back there – at least until next year, when I’ll do it all over again hoping to get the perfect Christmas shot.

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Midnight Ramblings

What to blog about? I could blog about how awesome it is to have the kids back in school after Hurricane Ike tore our lives apart. Having them back there has helped my sanity! Even little NKJ is acting better without her sisters here. It’s a nice break and most of the time, the girls enjoy school.

I could blog about my neighbors who weirdly asked me to babysit today and then when I said “Sure”, they said they already had a babysitter. Guess they were expecting me to say “Heck NO!” Seriously, what’s up with that?

Or I could blog about sitting down to watch the premiere of Criminal Minds only to see Bush’s face fill my TV screen. COME ON!!! If you have something important to say, say it when the news is on, or in the daytime. Leave my primetime TV alone! At least, he only flapped his lips for 17 or 18 minutes and they put the WHOLE show on afterwards.

I’ve been going through old photos today and scanning some in. Most people say you take lots of pictures with your firstborn, but not as many as the rest of your kids. Not true with me. I take more now then I did with my first. I think it’s because of the ease of a digital camera. But, now, I have to go back through and scan old pictures so my firstborn doesn’t feel left out when we’re looking at pictures on the computer and more importantly just in case there’s a fire or flood… I’ll have a back up of my favorites… for now.

Well, I’m done with the midnight ramblings.