Sunday, December 23, 2007

Cyber Christmas Card

Since I love sending and receiving Christmas cards, I thought I'd show all of you the pictures that we sent with our cards this year. We had quite a fun time learning how to use the self-timer feature on my camera. I couldn't find my tripod so I propped the camera on Dan's music stand, angled it with a couple of pouches of guitar strings (caught it when it slid off several times), and ran over to dive on the couch with the rest of the family. Who were sitting absolutely still and quietly, waiting patiently for me to figure everything out. Yeah, right. Ahem. We have quite a selection of outtakes, let me tell you. Here's the picture we ended up using:




I don't know why Six's eyes look demonic. I guess I forgot the red-eye reduction option--but I corrected it at Snapfish before I mailed them out. It was such a spur of the moment picture. If I'd planned ahead I'd have taken the boys to get haircuts (or simply brushed their hair--ARGH!). But I seized the moment because we were all h
ome and awake at the same time (a rarity) and I wasn't sporting a ponytail and PJs (SOP for this time of year).

The card we chose had one big picture and a little picture on the side. Here's the one we used for the smaller picture...



Poor Lily. Her expression is saying, "I can't believe they're making me do this. Such indignity."

And just to show we don't take ourselves too seriously here at Casa Teble, here's one of my favorite blooper photos--the "Mommy, can we make a funny face now?" shot...




So from our crazy family to yours, have a wonderful Christmas!

5 comments:

Writer & Cat said...

We didn't even TRY this year -- more power to you!

Teble said...

Thanks, Jody. I still think we should've sent the "silly" photo. It's more our personality. My older relatives would've been scandalized.

shoshana said...

Teble, you look fabulous. I wish I have nice hair like yours.

I haven't even done Hanukka pictures...and like my 6year old said, 'and now it's over'.

MisbehavinAngel said...

Teble, very nice pictures, even the 'silly' one. You have a wonderful family.

Merry Christmas!

Love and hugs, Sanna

Teble said...

Thanks Sanna and Shoshana. Your families are beautiful, too. I love Luke's fireman picture! Shosh, please. You've had five kids and still have the figure of a sixteen year old. I don't want to hear anything about hair! :-)