I have booked our family photo shoot about a week ago, to have the pictures in time for Christmas cards. I am considering dressing options for us and had a look back at our previous shoots:
Timeline: July 2005. The Little Miss was almost 6 months old when we did this.
Timeline: November 2005. The Little Miss was 10 months old. I won this photo shoot with the digital images in a competition, so we used it for our Christmas cards that year. It was great to have the puppies with us. We didn't do one in 2006 as we had two in 2005 (and I could not get dad to agree on doing a third one in two years) so we used this picture as our 2006 photo.
Timeline: First week in December 2007 - The Boys were 11 weeks old, The Little Miss almost 3. We had the shoot in our home with the photographer setting up a studio in our lounge. The plan was to have the puppies with us but we found it so tiring with the kids that we gave up on that idea. We got some really good photos though (see my sidebar).
This year we will be without dad - last year really got to him (well it got to me as well, I almost didn't feel up to doing a shoot ever again and I just have to block the memory of last year's), but at least we will have a nice one of the kids (I hope) and me.
Pop over to Cheryl to see who else is playing along.
And I am going to copy Cheryl and Debi in doing a gratitude items every time I post - I have been keeping a gratitude journal (a la Oprah) for more than 10 years and really find it lifts the spirits and keep me grounded). I hope you girls do not mind.
Today, I am thankful for... a good night's sleep! What a difference it makes - we had a very rough night the night before last and I am seriously over worked.