Monday, November 30, 2009

Family Christmas Portraits


It is really a rare thing for us to have family portraits made.  But my mom's one Christmas gift request this year is a family picture of us. I never know what to buy her so this seemed like a win win for me.  While everyone was off on the Thanksgiving Holidays (thankfully before I became ill,) we cheerfully  loaded up and headed to the nearest portrait studio in our matching cream sweaters. Cute huh? The dr said to take his back after the pictures were made and didn't even take the tag off! He's not a sweater guy. What a chore to find plain matching sweaters!  5 of us shopping in 5 different departments.  Guess that's what happens when you have kids decades apart.  I thought we'd have casual and dressy poses but after the sweater treasure hunt, decided to reserve the dressy outfits for the kids. Proofs are shown right on the spot now.  Quite different than when I was growing up and we anxiously waited for weeks to see them.   We  I wanted to buy all of them at the time, and bought more than we  I should have.  Then when we got them home, Princess M and I were like, "what were we thinking?"  We have picked ourselves apart in every picture.  Of course, the guys could care less.  And while we were choosing poses, hubby and I never chose the same ones.  Anyway, I know one person who will be very happy, my mom.  And come to think of it,  I'm really happy about all of my kids' pictures! In fact,  I love them!  I guess that's how moms are. We see no flaws in our children.  They are beautiful.  Merry Christmas to all of you moms!  
Tammy and family

10 comments:

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What a beautiful family you have. Oh, I so love your daughter's gorgeous hair. If that's her natural color, she's one lucky gal! Such luscious locks. Everyone looks so happy. I know what you mean. I've over-bought my kids' portraits time and again and never learn my lesson.

Tammy@ A Doctor in the House said...

Thank you Rosie. Yes, it is her natural color. She hated it when she was young but loves it now. lol Glad I'm not the only one who overbuys pictures!

Blondie's Journal said...

You have a lovely family, Tammy!! And where did you find a redhead?!! She is gorgeous!

We were going to get our informal Christmas card picture on Thanksgiving and forgot! My kids are grown but I still like doing it. Hopefully we will all get together soon!

xoxo
Jane

Melissa said...

Gorgeous kids, gorgeous family, gorgeous pictures! I know it's such a chore to get all that together but once it's done it's sooo worth it! You're Mom is going to flip over them, trust me! Best gift in the world. I could look at my kids pictures for hours and hours! I got such a kick out of your husband taking his sweater back. When my sister-in-law got married years and years ago, her grandmother bought a $100 purse and she was very protective of it all night. She finally blurted out that she was "taking it back" tomorrow. We have laughed about that for years.

Marla at Always Nesting said...

Tammy, what absolutely beautiful family pictures! Your kids are adorable.

Cindy said...

Your pictures turned out beautifully! You are truly a beautiful family. Your mom will love them so much, Mother's just do. I would love for my son and his wife to do a family picture. But I have learned to be content with getting a photo of the kids once a year. Hugs, Cindy S.

Candy said...

What a beautiful family, mom is going to love the photos!
Just noticed you have joined my following friends and I wish to extend a warm welcome. I have be a bit off line the last few weeks but hope to get myself in gear soon.
Come back soon and Wednesday Blessings ;-)

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

You have such a beautiful family and such great pic's! You had asked about the cupcakes I have, they are actually Christmas tree ornaments that I bought a couple of years ago probably at Marshalls or Homegoods but it's been a while.
Hugs~Kelly

E W McCall said...

beautiful pics and beautiful family!!

Tara said...

These are great photos. Wow does she have great hair or what! As I have gotten older my hair is getting lighter I have to dye it to get it that pretty now. Your family is beautiful. I have a hard time making time for family photos too.