Family ~ Theme Thursday

Today’s Theme Thursday is Family, specifically a photo using a timer or remote, which allows the whole family to be in the photo.

I remembered to pull out the remote when we were taking a break between a Christmas Eve party and Christmas Eve mass. So, we kind of all looked respectable, and most of the wine had worn off, so I don’t look too glassy-eyed.


J.’s head got a little cut off, but we were on our knees so that we could get into the range, and I just used our remote. Also, I had to use the flash – it was 9pm, and our pitiful living room lighting and tree lights were not enough light. But, all-in-all, it isn’t too bad of a photo of us, I think.

The butterfly faces were compliments of “Tricky Vicky the Elf” who was at the party we had just came home from. It was an amazing party – fun for adults with good food and drink, and really fun for the kids with the puppet shows, crafts, roaming magicians, and the “Elf” who did cool balloon animals and face painting. It was quite the scene.

And, yes, J. washed the butterflies off before we went to mass. Which was probably a good thing since Em fell asleep (ala my brother, Ken, every year at midnite mass!) about 5 minutes into the mass, on J.’s shoulder. Could’ve been very messy.

We had another family photo op on Christmas day, this one I did not use the timer/remote for, (thanks, Uncle Jeff!) but I think it may be one of my all-time favorite photos of the four of us. Yep, it was about 1 o’clock in the afternoon and we were still all in our jammies…


…in a little together pile on the sofa. It was a fantastic Christmas.

Make sure to hop over to Stacey’s, the new home of Theme Thursday, and see some other sweet family togetherness for the week.


9 Responses to “Family ~ Theme Thursday”

  1. 1 Maggie December 27, 2007 at 3:51 am

    Both of those are GREAT shots — and I can see why you love the last one so much!

    It looks like a Merry Christmas was had by all!

  2. 2 Stacy December 27, 2007 at 8:47 am

    Yes, both are great shots! The girls are so pretty with their faces painted and in their dresses. I love the together pile…that is definitely a good family photo. πŸ™‚ We spent the day in our jammies, too. πŸ˜€

  3. 3 megan December 27, 2007 at 11:24 am

    love those — the second one is lovely b/c it’s so casual & you all look so relaxed!

  4. 4 Christina December 27, 2007 at 12:17 pm

    I love the butterflies! And simply having a few more FAMILY pictures is a great Christmas gift! Those are both great.

  5. 5 HeadGaggler December 27, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    Both are very nice. I like the comfy look of the second one and the faces of the first.

  6. 6 Maya December 27, 2007 at 3:15 pm

    Great photos! That face painting is beautiful! Gotta love a day in your PJs at 1:00!!!

  7. 7 Erinne December 27, 2007 at 7:19 pm

    Oh I love them both – the dressed up one you all look fantastic – but I just love the Christmas Day one where you are all just relaxing and enjoying the day!

  8. 8 MelodyA. December 28, 2007 at 9:05 am

    I LOVE the jammie picture. And that 3rd daughter that you seemed to acquire.

  9. 9 arizaphale December 31, 2007 at 9:00 pm

    Two lovely shots. I didn’t even notice the flash in the first, it seems quite subtle and you still get the background. Good job. The second one is priceless and so full of love.

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