Sunday, November 12, 2006

Christmas card pictures

ACCCKKKK!!!! We took loads of pictures today and not one turned out good!!! Do you have any idea how hard it is to get 9 people and a picture of a person to cooperate all at the same time for pictures??? Seriously...it's insane!!! First of all, Cody didn't smile in any of them, so I had to take him out of the factor when trying to narrow down my decision. We had blinkers, non smilers, Chad's picture with major glare, baby crying, you name it, we had it going on. As you can see I decided to go with wearing camouflage at the Army National Guard base (in the museum part) They won't let you take any pictures outside. I thought since Chad is at boot camp right now, he'd like to know that we are all thinking about him and want to make sure he is included. His girlfriend Sandy is holding his picture. She's a doll! Please tell me it's okay, because I don't have the time or patience to re-do them. Here is the message that will be on the inside of the card with the picture. I hope it's large enough to read.
So did you all have a nice weekend???

27 comments:

Cee said...

Nice, Jolene!

I was starting to go through withdrawals. I so look forward to your blog posts! :)

Cee said...

Cute photo!!!

Where did you get the baby's onesie? He looks so sweet. The concept of this year's picture is wonderful, especially with your son being away.

Jolene George said...

So sorry Cee...don't want you to go through withdrawls. :o) I got all the shirts at Larada's on Main Street....including baby Mark's onesie. They were 10% off on Veterans day.
Thank you so much!!!

Coleen said...

I knew you would come up with something creative. I am not mailing cards out yet. I am thinking I might get a family pic and send that out maybe. Start slow, right? I bet Chad will appreciate your Christmas card. I miss him. When does he get to come back?

J said...

Awesome idea. It is so hard to get a good picture with so many people but you worked it well.

Leona said...

Great picture! Love it!!

Caren said...

With a family of 5 kids I totally understand the trauma of getting a great family photo. Last year it took us 34 shots! Your message is beautiful too!

Missy's Blog said...

Jolene, your family photo is amazing. Chad will be delighted you were able to include him in the picture and it's so obvious you all were thinking of him when the photo was taken. What an absolutely, wonderfully, creative way to show your love!

Valerie said...

it's a great photo! totally cool idea, taking a picture with everyone in cammys - even if they are t shirts!

~Telah said...

The picture and message are really great! What a neat and creative picture to take! Now I want to think of something unique to do too!

Chris said...

I wondered what you would do with Chad gone. Great idea.
I had to giggle thou and wonder how big this family will be in another 15 years....Your worries will be if you can even fit everyone into one frame.... forget whos's smiling......
Oh and they are okay don't redo them...

SmileyCarrie said...

Love the family photo ~ such a creative idea and great way to include Chad. what a wonderful family you have :)

Jen said...

Okay, so how many pics got taken???
And who was the photographer?
Looks great!!

homedaisy said...

it's a great picture and will bring smiles to everyone.

Anonymous said...

Jolene I love the pic. Camo, who would have thunk it. : ) Mendy

Andi said...

What a great idea...camo attire and the perfect setting. Your picture is wonderful...absolutely wonderful!!!

DENISE IRVINE said...

YOUR FAMILY IS TOO CUTE!

Dawn said...

Hello..I found your journal thru a link and haven't commented much..but I just want to let you know how nice your christmas picture and message is. Very sweet family picture.

Chickenbells said...

I think the picture is wonderful,and what a great idea! I love picture cards, I only sent out one while I was married of un in Italy...and we were divorced shortly after (hmmmm...)

I had a creative weekend, and thought my kidneys were acting up today, but realized finally that it's because I was on the floor cutting, measuring and in front of the sewing maching too long (lol)

Gina said...

What a GREAT idea for your family picture! I love it!
Gina

Amy Mowbray said...

This is great Jolene! Very thoughtful and creative!

Melissa said...

Oh wow, Jolene! That is one of the most original, and most appropriate, Christmas card pics I've ever seen. I don't know your Chad, but I'll bet this will mean so much to him - and impress his buddies at boot camp!

Anonymous said...

Love the picture Jolene! You are so creative with your Christmas pics and this one is great.
Jeanette

Cee said...

Jolene: RE, withdrawals, your blog postings are always so nice and cheery. You've created such a warm environment. There have been times that I've felt down, and your blog was the cheer-up that I needed.

Off to check on my food. I am actually cooking tonight. The pots and pans are saying, "Wow, can you believe that we're about to see light?" HA!

Anonymous said...

Very cool picture! The camo is perfect and your family photo turned out awesome!! What a great looking family!

Staci said...

Anoynymous? I clicked the wrong button!! I will repeat what I wrote sorry about that...

Very cool picture! The camo is perfect and your family photo turned out awesome! Go with it because perfection can never be achieved....you are very blessed with such a wonderful family. Thanks for sharing.

September said...

Great photos, Jolene and I love the letter! You go girl!!!!!