Self ~ Theme Thursday

So our “assignment” for today’s Theme Thursday was to take a self-portrait. Blech.

This is how I feel about taking photos of myself…

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Not a fan. Very rarely do I see a photo of myself and say, “Hey! Look at that – that is a pretty good shot of me!” In fact, I don’t think I have said that since possibly this photo.

But, being a good sport, and knowing that I can’t always be behind the viewfinder, I do want my great-grandchildren to know that their grandmothers actually had a mom. So we hauled the camera and tripod out to the front yard today. It was nearly impossible to get a photo with just me. Apparently my girls are fond of getting their photo taken, Em wanted to play with the camera remote, and she also wanted to show off her curly new ‘do.

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When I told Em that we had to use the remote for the camera, Addie took off into the house and then returned with the television remote. “Here you go, Mama!” She is so sweet. Remotes for all!

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Later on when Em was at school and Addie was watching Ariel (for the 40th time this month), I slipped into the dining room and tried again. I am “ok” with this one, and it’ll be my submission for today’s theme.

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Check out how everyone else fared over at The Land of K.A.

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Also! If you have a minute will you pop over to my friend Vic at Life As I Know It and wish her a very happy birthday? Wow, all my beautiful friends are turning 29 this year! How fun! 🙂 Have the happiest of Birthdays, Vic!

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18 Responses to “Self ~ Theme Thursday”


  1. 1 ksmcnulty March 20, 2008 at 2:15 am

    Great pics, Care. We’ve had the discussion about how we feel about ourselves in photos so no need to go there. You look great and are leaving a legacy for those great grandbabies:o)

  2. 2 carey March 20, 2008 at 4:13 am

    the first shot is exactly what i think of self portraits too!! 😉 also, LOVE the shots with the girls. so cute!

  3. 3 Kim March 20, 2008 at 4:30 am

    I absolutely love the one with your two girls! Em looks a lot like you!

  4. 4 Alissa March 20, 2008 at 6:37 am

    These are great! I love that first one with your daughter–she’s such a ham!

  5. 5 megan March 20, 2008 at 6:43 am

    those are great photos — nice light in that last one! also love the “remote” your daughter brought to the picture :)!

  6. 6 thelandofka March 20, 2008 at 7:03 am

    You look great, but that first does make me LOL! I think we all aren’t that fond of pictures of ourselves. I find problems with all of mine, too. BUT we need to show our children that they did have a young looking mom when we are old and gray. 🙂 Oh, and the remotes…too cute!

  7. 7 Jenny March 20, 2008 at 7:26 am

    I love the setting with the tree. The three of you look so sweet. Em does really look like you. The lighting in the last one is very nice.

  8. 8 kim March 20, 2008 at 7:49 am

    What a funny post….. I really like the one of you and both girls. Love Emma’s hair… very cute. And you are beautiful, as always.

  9. 9 Christina March 20, 2008 at 9:52 am

    LOL! That first one expresses my sentiments exactly. But you did a great job! Those really are great photos of you. both your girls look a lot like you.
    Em – your curls are beautiful!
    Ad – you are too sweet, getting “remotes” for everyone!

  10. 10 MommyBrain March 20, 2008 at 10:04 am

    I love the one of you with both girls. It’s fun to look at how each of them looks like you in different ways. Beautiful pics!

  11. 11 Maggie March 20, 2008 at 10:42 am

    I LOVE the shots – they are awesome! I totally covet the timer and tripod — I should probably add those to my list of things to get!

    I am with Christina – I can’t believe how much the girls look like you! And I love the curls on Em – they are too cute!

  12. 12 Khrista March 20, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    You are too cute! Your skin is so beautiful too! I say take more self-portraits! Your daughters are adorable! That is too cute that she ran in and grabbed the tv remote! :o)

  13. 13 Maggie March 20, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    Tell Em that there is still hope – I didn’t have very curly hair when I was younger; it got wavy (and some icky frizz) when I was in middle school, and by the time I was in high school I had hair like this. And there isn’t anyone else in my family with curly hair anywhere — so you never know, maybe she’ll grow into it!

  14. 14 Erinne March 20, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    I feel the same way – lol… Great photos though – it’s tough to put yourself on the other end of the lense…

  15. 15 Bonnie March 20, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    That last one is beautiful ! I love the lighting. It’s perfect. That remote story is pretty cute too !

  16. 16 Rosey March 20, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    You summed it up for me in the first shot! lol! My sentiments exactly. But all your shots are GREAT!! I love the two with the girls.

  17. 17 killlashandra March 21, 2008 at 5:46 am

    The last one turned out really well. The lighting and the shadows are lovely. 🙂 Although the first one is how I really feel about self photos too. 😉

  18. 18 Colleen March 24, 2008 at 8:03 am

    Zoe ran in here with me while I was looking at these photos.
    1st…. she was very concerned about why Emma was wearing her dress. (she has the same one… haha)
    2nd… she looked at your last photo and insisted you were her Aunt Erica. She will take no other answer from me. “It’s Erica!!! Where’s Avery???”
    3rd… great shots… I do like the first one. heeheehee


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