Friday, November 21, 2008

This isn't going to be easy....

Taking a good Christmas card pic that is. Ugh! I am a total Christmas card snob. I love everything about it and love getting them as much as sending them out. And I start searching for a cute card as early as August.

We had professional pictures taken at the beach in August, but the baby has grown so much since then, she has three strands of hair as opposed to just one. Very important. So those won't work.

I have been taking all sorts of pics of both kids. Poor babies can't do a thing without a camera in their faces. And my neighbors probably think I am nutso, if they didn't already (which I think they did). Camera around my neck, making Bram hug Tess over and over so it doesn't look like he has her in a choke hold. I kept making them kiss so much yesterday that Tess finally got tired of it and took a whack at her brother. Session over!

Needless to say, two weeks of Coco Photography isn't capturing anything card worthy. Tess is a wiggle worm so I always end up getting the back of her head or an arm. And Bram is starting to do that weird 3 year old fake smile thing. As soon as he sees the camera and is ready to pose, he clenches his teeth together and squints his eyes. Not cute.

So tonight is our towns "Parade of Lights", which I am looking forward to. I am looking forward to it because I can feel a great Christmas card picture in the works. The weather will be cold, the town will be lit up, the kids will be all bundled in there winter coats and hats, and their faces will be excited watching Santa and his reindeer walking down Main Street. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh. A girl can dream can't she?

Keep your fingers crossed I can get some sort of picture that is festive, casual, sweet, yet peaceful of BOTH kids. Please Lord.

Who cares about a crashing stock market or that unemployment is at its highest in 13 years. What is really important is that I have what I believe is the cutest Christmas card ever!!!!!!

Priorities people. Priorities.

12 comments:

Piece o' Coconut Cake said...

I'm glad you have yours straight! ;-)

Michelle said...

LOL! Love it. You will get that picture tonight and it will be adorable!!!
Shannon made our Christmas card this year and last year. Very cute!

KDLOST said...

Christmas card = v. important. :)

Live.Love.Eat said...

Good luck. Don't think of it too much and then the opp will present itself. Maybe? :)

If the shoe FITZ said...

Long time reader, first time commenter!
I am kinda a Christmas card snob too! Must find the perfect design and perfect picture!
Here are my fav. sites...
www.inababycarriage.com (LOVE, LOVE, LOVE HER DESIGNS!)
www.tinyprints.com
www.thestationerystudio.com
www.polkadotdesign.com

Coco said...

Thanks for the tips, Fitz! I always do Tiny Prints but want something different this year. Thanks so much.

Hurry and get your blog going, Casey has me all excited!!

If the shoe FITZ said...

What!? Oh know she didn't!
Nothing to get excited about, I promise!

starnes family said...

Note to Fitz - Courtney is my Online BFF. Keep your distance.

And, yes, as far as the season goes....screw Jesus and this whole "celebrating his birth thing". A Christmas card pic cuter than your friends is SO much more important.

Angie said...

So are you saying you won't be excited to get my card that I order online at Walmart? Just kidding, sorta!

If the shoe FITZ said...

Uh, did Casey just say screw and Jesus in the same sentence? Oh yes, she did! So sacrilegious of you!

starnes family said...

I thought that might not be appropriate and decided to take the risk for affect. No offense to Jesus.

Coco said...

Jesus knows you were kidding, Casey. He totally has a sense of humor.