Thursday, December 12, 2013

holiday photos- the real story


3 mile hike into the woods
1 husband with a migrane
1 toddler insisting on hiking all by herself
1 mama on a serious mission to get a good holiday photo
300 timer photos
297 bad photos- 3 great ones
4 toddler episodes (as in falling on the ground and refusing to get up)
3 arguments with the husband (mostly about how bossy I am)
1 hole in pants from climbing a log
1 boot stuck in the mud
1 new white sweater covered in mud

making memories with my family- priceless!

Tip: if you are taking your own photos try using a couple of cameras to capture different moments! We use our DSLR camera and our iphones to get all kinds of angles and capture fun (and not so fun) moments!

22 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, wow! You must have REALLY wanted those photos! I would have turned back home much earlier than 3 miles, LOL! The photos you've shared here are gorgeous, even the imperfect ones. :-)

Gale Wrigley said...

They're all fun! My very fave is the last one, with everyone leaning. That's very "Happy Holidays" to me. What a beautiful life you are living, and giving to Lucy. Thanks for sharing a piece of it with us.

Janet Ghio said...

Wonderful photos-I love the woods in Oregon--the giant ferns and the mossy trees and Lucy's red cap.

Sue Marrazzo said...

Thanks for sharing!
Lovely photos ( :

se7en said...

Hahahaha...A mother who really wants a beach photograph, and add a father person who hates sand on his feet and one kid who has never ever looked at the camera and add se7en more kids to the mix!!! I think we will be arting our Christmas card this year!!!

Renée Vaillancourt McGrath said...

This is really awesome, and funny. I've been following your blog and living in admiration of the "perfect" life you portray of creativity and family time. It's so nice to see the other side as well!

Holly S said...

I love your honesty! I see lots of super fabulous Christmas/holiday shots and all that is shown or talked about is how wonderful of a time it was and look how cute it turned out. Your honesty and photos are appreciated!

annette said...

Is this the rain forest?! gorgeous scenery and lovely photos.

studioGypsy said...

just the best!!! lovelovelove going on your adventures!! :) xoxoxoxo happy merry holi.days!! xoxo

Katie Berberich said...

I've had a really crappy day and this post made me smile -thank you! We are all in the same boat.
Happy Holidays!
Katie

Kristi Wodek said...

I so apreciate your honesty......now I know I am not the only one! The pictures you shared are beautiful!

livethegoldenrule said...

So you are just like the rest of us!! Thank you for being so honest. Someday this will be a good laugh for all of you. The pictures are just beautiful, no matter what ;D

Mary Sane said...

Haha, I'm laughing my ass off! (sorry ;)) Finally someone who's telling it like it is... By the way, where's you're gorgeous vest from?

Johanne said...

You look so at ease in front of the camera. I love to see how your photography skills has developed over the years. Very inspiring.

cyndee starr said...

Oh, but the memories you will always have.

Sharon Stanley said...

...and a partridge in a pear treeeeee!

Virginia said...

Ah bless well that made me smile, some fabulous photos there even if they took a while to achieve!

Barb said...

If I didn't know better, I would have thought I had written your "priceless" experience. If I think hard enough, I could come up with a few more not so great moments. Now my daughter is doing the priceless moments and son will be very soon.
Oh, the joys of family outings.
Barb
NC

Anonymous said...

You know you are real when all you fur has been worn off...! Love the photo's, love it that you were real in this post! It sure brings back memories of my child rearing days!

astr!d said...

lol!!!

Anonymous said...

In this age of carefully orchestrated selfies, I so appreciate your honesty! Three cheers for authentic blogging that captures the beauty of life as it truly is.

wanda miller said...

REAL LIFE happenings...just love it and that you ended up with your wondrous humor! xo

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