I LOVE the holidays and every year when they come around, I turn into the full blown stereotype. We take Christmas photos, shop Black Friday, eat way too much for about two months straight and spend lots of time with family. It is the BEST! Before we embark on eating, decorating, shopping and Christmas light gazing; we take annual family pictures.
I used a Pinterest tutorial for these pictures, and was honestly surprised I could pull it off. All it took was a pair of PJs from Target and a string of lights.
Awww, aren’t they sweet?!I mean except for the fact that the best photo of our family is the one where the littlest isn’t even looking.Card worthy for sure. I’ll send these cuties out for my family and friends to soak in the picture perfect quality of my family. Happy Holidays from our sweet little family. In reality our photos sessions (and 90% of our daily life) goes a little something like this…
The Reality of Family Christmas Photos
Because boys will be boys, if you ask them to “put their arms around each other” it turns into a a death grip hug…resulting in one squished cousin.
Another attempt at “putting arms around each other” resulted in one little brother resisting and one big brother unable to hide his rage behind his faux smile.
One hand dug into the fake presents.
Although I had dreams of dressing them up in coordinating cute outfits, my procrastination and a failed trip to Target, left them wearing last year’s plaids (that were supposed to stay tucked in) and tennis shoes. We are a fancy bunch, let me tell you.
Taking family pictures is equivalent to herding cats, but you better believe it’s worth it. You have to capture those memories, even if they’re wild ones!
NEW! I’ve started a collaborative Pinterest board for the Oh, Hey Girl! Link-Up. I would love for you to join and share your looks there too! Just send me a message on Pinterest or at Brooke@pumpsandpushups.com if you would like to be added.
Link up any post you would like to show off; your outfit, home decor, recipe, workout. Anything at all! Because, oh, hey girl! I want to see it!
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