Thursday, December 8, 2011

Pictures That Didn't Make the Card

Every year, Sam and I (mostly me, Sam just plays along) have his mom take some pictures of us and the dogs while we are visiting for Thanksgiving so that I can use one for our Christmas card (we have to have his mom do it because Sam says he's not paying someone to take pictures of us and our dogs :).  I thought it would be fun to show you some out takes from the last few years.   

2009 ~ We were trying to capture a beautiful sunset.  Too bad Bella didn't appreciate it...


Here's the one we settled on.  At least Bella is in the picture...

 2010 ~ Even though Sam felt horrible and had been getting sick off and on all day, he still agreed to come outside and take some pictures with us.  Rufus was obviously very concerned about the approaching horse (yup, we have city dogs).  Bella was just being Bella.

 This picture was a Christmas card contender, but we decided to go with another one.

The winner!  I couldn't believe that she actually captured both dogs looking at the camera!

2011 ~ I can't help but laugh when I look at this picture!  If it weren't for the fact that it's a little blurry, it would hands-down be our Christmas card choice.  I like to think that I had just said something witty that made both of us laugh causing the dogs to look at us.  I'm sure that wasn't the case. 

I love this photo!  If you are ever at our house when Bella is feeling comfortable (she gets antsy when people are there), you will see that she loves to lay her head on Sam's lap!  The reality is, in this picture she is actually pouting.

This is why she was pouting... she got in trouble for not wanting to sit close to us.

Seriously, doesn't this look like a newborn pose where all of the family is looking at the baby?  I believe it was taken while we were all watching Bella slowly move closer to us.

And the 2011 Christmas card photo is...


Did you really think I would show the picture before Christmas cards went out?  (I do have to warn you that I made the cards myself this year, so expect them to look a little homemade.)

Stay tuned!  In a future post, I will be showing you the awesome gift Sam orders me every year!  Hint ~ It involves our Christmas card picture!

1 comment:

  1. I loved looking at these!!! So fun!!