Wednesday, December 14, 2005

We Did It!

Finally, after almost missing another appt due to illness, we got the kids out to WalMart and got the portraits done! Woohoo! It was a close call, since even yesterday Troyer's eyes were too red for pictures, but phew, this morning he looked good. I never got around to giving him a haircut yesterday, so I did it quick this morning and threw him in the shower. We scrambled for another 2 hours to make sure all outfits were clean and dry, found socks and shoes for everyone, and actually got into the van ON TIME! We met Chris there, and then had to wait about 20 minutes because the poor girl at the studio was running behind. She was the only one working there, when I know the studio is supposed to have at least 2 people working at all times during the Christmas season, but she was great and got the baby ahead of our group through super quick, and she got us done fast too. The kids, with promises of candy bribes, did great, and we're done! I am so happy to have a picture of all the kids including Levi. We didn't do pictures last year because of the whole moving thing, and I hated not having a group picture of them.

So, here it is, the Annual Holiday Portrait:

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Now to go get my christmas cards addressed and in the mail, and my dad's gift mailed, and christmas cookies baked, and the kids' gifts wrapped, and ... and ... LOL


Heth said...

Wow, what a group of handsome little men. Great photo Gretchen!

Lisa said...

Looking very cute!

Melanie said...

What a GREAT picture, Gretchen! Love all that red hair, too!

Jody said...

Handsome boys you have there!!!

Anonymous said...

You're way ahead of me Gretchen. I need to do the same thing. Guess it'll have to wait until I get back from vacation!!

The picture looks great!! It's always an amazing thing when you can get them in and done quickly.

Hope you have a great Christmas.

Josie's Mom said...

How do you get them to all sit still and look cute in the photo? They are so handsome.

Josie's Mom
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Sherry said...

Wow, what a group of handsome men. Love the picture. :-)