It's Christmas card time! I both dread it and look forward to it every year. I love sending out Christmas cards and receiving them. All these Christmas cards arriving makes checking the mail so much more exciting!
I dread taking that perfect picture. The one that will grace our card. We've got to send a great photo with our bright and shiny faces to wish all our friends and family a very Merry Christmas! Made even more difficult by the two people that are supposed to grace our card with me. Preston is two and unwilling to sit still for very long. Brad just couldn't care less about our Christmas card photo. MEN! That leaves me. Solely responsible for making sure that you all receive a smile from us before Christmas.
Our first few tries, well they really weren't all that successful. Either Preston wouldn't smile or we were all laughing or Preston was moving around in the photo.
I became desperate. I pulled out the big guns. I bribed both of them. I told Brad that if we could just take ONE good photo, he could go back to what he was doing and stop posing for me. Preston was a little more difficult. I had to bribe him with both Skittles and a trip downstairs to the Spooky Room (aka my brother's closet).
It worked! Our next photo was this one...
Not to shabby. It only took some serious begging and pleading on my part. But it's done! The best part? We don't have to do it again for a whole 'nother year! Now I just have to pick them up, address them, and put them in the mail. You know, before Christmas.