Monday, December 21, 2009

Holly Jolly Photo Shoot

Have a holly jolly Christmas
It's the best time of the year
I don't know if there'll be snow
But have a cup of cheer

The pic above would reflect these lyrics from days gone by, but in order that all ten of my readers not get the wrong idea and believe that our PandaFamily has it all together and perfect, I have included just a few of the other pics from the morning of our photo shoot. Our wild and precious friend met us up at our church to take our pics for a Christmas card.

We were to meet at 10:30AM, but us three arrived at 10 to do a few things in PandaPop's office first. As we pulled into the parking lot we saw lots of cars and realized there was a funeral going on.

Slight respectful eye-rolling on my part. I did NOT want to take away from the loss and heartache of those attending the funeral, but me and my carnal self had the second thought of "oh great, now we can't take the pics in the right sunlight." Forgive me, Lord! I immediately told my little crew that it was all OK and that we should pray for those attending the funeral and take our pic whenever they were done.

Over an hour later they were done. However, during that time period my sweetheart of a husband let PandaGirl have candy, Coke and an ice cream cone. (Are you asking, "Where was the mother?!"---I was in another room working on a project.)

Can you see where the sugar shock is heading?

Crashing down from all the sugar high fun was soon as we were ready to take pics.

Holly Jolly Day.

Suffice it to say, our little family photo shoot was LESS THAN jolly as PG starts getting so giddy that she can't take any pics, that makes me mad, I gripe and threaten, PP is about to kill us both, PG gets huffy-puffy, I get sarcastic, PP shuts down and it pretty much turned out HORRIBLE!

But don't worry! We all made up and the delete button on the camera was put into full use. I wonder what other families have a similar story about the wild fun they had taking family pics?!!! LOL!

Thank you, Wild & Precious Girl for your fun, laughter and for putting up with some cotton-headed-ninny-muggins! ; )


  1. love the pics!!! I love the "fun-ness" & never ever would have guessed the capital "T" trouble that had ensued in the creation:-)& yes - there isn't a parent alive that hasn't been in the same "picture angst" as y'all!!!:-)

  2. I love your honesty. your photoshoot is the best one i've seen this year. Merry Christmas!!

  3. Awww! Awesome pics--and refreshing to know that behind the adorable outcome is a normal family!


    Don't we all have those at one time or another?! Love them all but LOVE the one with PP resting on the couch after it's all over. Hilarious. Tell's the whole story to me. LOL. All's well that end's well. :) You mailing me one or do I need to steal this one? By the way, You are not Cotton-headed-ninny-muggins's's's's! Just Cotton heads!!

  5. This post seriously made me laugh!! Thanks!!

  6. Cracking up!!!! The one where she's face down on the sofa is hilarious!!

    I was actually not going to do cards this year...for the first time ever! But after receiving so many cute cards, D.S. had a great idea. So we ran home after church, before he had to go work at the store, gathered the cows and had my dad take pics. D.S. was the one that got stressed because he needed to hurry....but the sun was in the wrong place. You can see the glare on several pictures. All in all, we got some cute ones and they're on my blog.

    Merry Christmas!!

  7. Hey, at least you have 10 followers. I only have about 3. ;)

  8. You should get one in the mail. I sent them on Monday.