Friday, October 8, 2010

Family Pictures

I like to think of myself as a pretty easy going mom in most ways, but I am a family picture nightmare mom.  At least I am willing to admit it.  I tell my kids it's because I am going to miss these days so much, and I want to document their cute little faces while they are in this phase of life. I tell them some day many years from now when they are all grown and gone I will sit and look at these pictures and cry because I miss them and want them to be little again. They laugh at me and tell me I won't miss all of it, I won't miss how Sam screams at me or when they wrestle and hurt each other.  I tell them I most certainly will, I will miss all of it.  Family pictures are very important to me, I just want everything to be perfect.  I want everyone to smile and be happy, and if it means I have to bribe and scream in some cases to get it, I will do it!

The day of family pictures this year came, the clothes were ironed and hanging in the closet, we were all ready, and I was ready to have them over with.  When Carter woke up his entire face was swollen, another side effect from the terrible baseball accident that knocked his front tooth out in May.  The tooth was infected, and he looked like one of the characters from How the Grinch Stole Christmas.  I wanted to cry, I really wanted to get these pictures over with.  I wanted to stop stressing about them and just be done with it!  We got Carter on an antibiotic, loaded him up with Motrin, and got the swelling down enough to do the pictures.  If you look you can tell he doesn't quite look like Carter, but it was good enough.  We did the pictures, they are over, and everyone is happy!


Jana said...

They are beautiful pictures! What a darling family you have! We are doing our family pics this weekend and I am praying they go well. Last time was a nightmare and we didn't end up with any I was happy with. Too bad we don't have a fabulous beach nearby!

Thanks for your comment on my blog. I am good and was basically having an emotional day but having your feelings hurt is never easy. Hope all is well with trying to sale your home!!

Laura said...

We love this family!!! Your pictures turned out so great, you must be so pleased!
We're excited to see you today..

Heather said...

Ever - hands down!

I am in love with your pictures - you look gorgeous! {as always}

Brenna LaPray said...

What beautiful family pictures Melissa! And c'mon....what mom is not a "nightmare mom" when it comes to taking pictures of the family!! BTW your hubby is so Mcdreamy from Greys Anatomy! LOL

Christine said...

What a handsome, beautiful family! These pictures certainly capture your happy family. You look simply amazing Melissa!

SavvyGirl said...

Love your photos Melissa! It makes me happy to look at them. You all look beautiful and we miss not seeing you!!!

The Family Rasheed said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Your pics are amazing! I just read that you are moving to Utah. When and where??? We are living in Ogden and I would LOVE to come and visit you!!!