Christmas Card Bloopers

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sorry I have not posted for a few days. There has been a lot going on here and we are really trying to get everything in its place and art on the walls.  

But I did take 30 minutes away from unpacking this weekend to try to capture an image for our Christmas card.  Here are some of the bloopers....



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The boys had their orders...to smile and behave!

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But Miss Kate was hatching her own secret plan...

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"Come on, Will.  Help me escape from this photography session!" (Notice the hello kitty band-aid on Kate's leg.  She is OBSESSED with band-aids--but more on that another day!)

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"Please.  I'll squeeze your head really hard."

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"Okay, I guess I'll just cooperate for one or two photos."

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"The plane, the plane."

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" But I want to play in the fountain!"

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"I think this blade of grass would make a good weapon!"

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"Oh you silly boys...STOP kissing me already!"


I did get a "keeper" though and all of these were totally spontaneous.  I could even post more....that is how plentiful the bloopers were this year.

I am pretty sure I am going to order from Tiny Prints but I found two more sites that have really cool cards...

One is called Minted.  They have several options for each card.  One even lets you have 4 photos inside with some text (yearline).  The other is Pear Tree Greetings.


P.S. You can view last year's Christmas card Bloopers here

ADDED: Kate's dress is from Strasburg.  It is in the Cranberry silk collection.  My friend Leslie made the poinsettia hair barrette last year and sent it to us.  The red in the dress is hard to match (it is very deep) so I thought the poinsettia was perfect.  Thank you Leslie!

55 comments:

  1. Awesome bloopers! (can't wait to see your keeper!)

    Love Kate's dress, and the boys shirts - great choices! The door behind the Peanuts is sooooo cool! Is that your house? love it!

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  2. Ahhh-- even your bloopers are great photos! What fun!! I'm sure the winning photo is beautiful!

    Janet

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  3. you are quite the photography with the most adorable bunch of models!

    Lea
    xo

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  4. That last one is hysterical! They all had me giggling~

    Hugs from Va~

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  5. The bloopers were so cute!! I hope that once everyone gets their Christmas cards, you will share the photo with blogland!! The kids not only looked like they had fun with this photoshoot, they looked GORGEOUS.....love the outfits...especially Kate's with the matching poinsettia in her hair!!

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  6. I think the bloopers look great! Hope you'll post the "keeper" closer to Christmas! Would love to know where you got Kate's dress and poinsettia hairpiece- love it!

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  7. Even thought they were bloopers, I love all of them! Too cute! I can't wait to see the keeper!

    Also, I made a new, public blog that won't discuss work so I don't have to worry about it! Feel free to check it out!

    http://mjkfamily.blogspot.com/

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  8. They are so cute. I love the bloopers, we can all relate:)

    I made your chicken tortilla soup the other night. It was so yummy, and all 3 boys ate it up!! THat is not always easy to do around here. If only Richard wasn't allergic to chicken :( Oh well, we loved it, thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  9. Like everyone else, I think your bloopers look great! I can't wait to see the winning photo.

    Rachel

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  10. LOVE the bloopers... last years ones are cute too.. especially the one where his head is being held....lol..
    Can't wait to see the finished card...
    Amazing how much Kate has changed in just a year..
    Hugs girly.
    I am sure you are almost done with your BEAUTIFUL house.. then you will be decorating for the holidays..
    Have a Great Week..

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  11. LOVE the bloopers... last years ones are cute too.. especially the one where his head is being held....lol..
    Can't wait to see the finished card...
    Amazing how much Kate has changed in just a year..
    Hugs girly.
    I am sure you are almost done with your BEAUTIFUL house.. then you will be decorating for the holidays..
    Have a Great Week..

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  12. I am so jealous of your photography skills! They kids looked great... I loved their outfits. It is amazing to look at last year's bloopers and see how much Kate has grown!

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  13. I love the "bloopers" , can't wait to see how the "keeper" came out!

    Gin =)

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  14. Those are some CUTE bloopers!! I just thought of you this weekend and found the Orient Expressed Christmas dressing gown I bought last year on your recommendation! Can't wait to see my Bug wearing it!

    Also, can't wait to see your card! I just got mine done this weekend!

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  15. I really love spontaneous shots and I think the second one is absolutely adorable!

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  16. You have such adorable children! Love the bloopers!

    Hope you're having a good week!

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  17. So glad to hear that you are getting settled into your new home. I hope you are actually "feeling" settled very soon. Love these pictures of the peanuts. Can't wait to see the keeper.

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  18. If these are bloopers your keeper must be great! The kids are beautiful and make the photo shoot look like fun!

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  19. Cute bloopers! I, too, can't wait to see the keeper! I love Kate's poinsetta!

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  20. Bloopers schmoopers.
    Love 'em.

    Hope the unpacking is going well - I think of you all often!

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  21. love your bloopers:) I haven't had a lot of blog time lately either. Totally understand.

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  22. Beautiful pictures...hard to believe they are the bloopers!

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  23. What fun pictures of the kids together...even the bloopers are adorable..can't wait to see the final Christmas card:)

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  24. I am coveting the barrett!!! :) As always, I love the Bloopers!

    I just did my award post..... finally!!!!

    Hugs,
    Di

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  25. LOL I love the bloopers!!! They are so cute! I am going to check out minted..I need a company where I can have a few photo's one card..no way can I get 6 children to behave in one photo.
    I love Strasburg. We have one by us and I shop there all the time for the girls.

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  26. Oh, how those sweet, beautiful, funny little Peanuts make my heart smile...
    You cracked me up with "The plane, the plane!" I do believe we are dating ourselves with the Fantasy Island refference. lol
    They are so beautiful and I know your cards will be too.
    Love,
    Daleea
    (I got the dress and will get it altered this weekend.)

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  27. Darling photos, everyone seems to be having a good time. Kate's dress is precious!

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  28. I see we have all been up to the same thing!! you'll have to stop by my blog and see the ones that won't make it onto our cards this year!!!

    Blessings,
    Robin

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  29. Love the bloopers.....U haven't even attempted it yet....I'd better get on going.....remember mine from last year????? lol

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  30. So cute!

    I love Strasburg dresses. They are the sweetest.

    your kids are so cute.

    Sherri

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    http://www.cardsshoppe.com/holiday-invitations/christmas-invitations-cards.htm
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    http://www.holiday-invitations.com/christmas-holiday-party-invitations-cards-21.htm

    I have ordered from all four for different Christmas occasions and been very pleased. Take and look and see what you think.

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  32. The cutest bloopers I have ever seen! I'm glad my Katie isn't the only one obsessed with Band-aids. She has Dora one's all over her imaginary boo-boos!
    Kim

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  33. I LOVE Kate's bow!!! It really makes the outfit :)

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  34. I love the bloopers, you got some keepers! I can't get over how much the kids have grown in a year! I am glad you were able to use the poinsetta clippie! I am sure you saw the picture of Myah on my blog wearing her wreath of poinsettas that I made last year too. I will have to make some more this year.
    So glad you are getting settled in ! It must feel nice to have a new home before the holidays, what a way to celebrate!

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  35. Love the bloopers ~ afterall, isn't that what we get the most of :) I think I see a few "keepers" in this post!! I have been trying to find the right poinsetta flower to make for Mia's hair ~ Kate's is just perfect!!

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  36. Adorable Bloopers. I love Kate's dress and bow, so pretty. So glad you are about to knock out the packing! :) Have a great week.

    LeighAnne

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  37. Everyone of these photos is simply precious!

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  38. Darling photo op, they all look so sweet! Beautiful children. Hope you're doing well and glad you're back blogging. Kudos on getting more done in the house.

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  39. Very sweet pictures - and these are the outtakes?? I can't wait to see the keepers!

    xoxo

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  40. These are precious bloopers!! Several that are definite keepers!!! It is always those bloopers that end up our favorites years later:)!
    I haven't attempted the Christmas photo shoot yet. It seems to get tougher as the kids get older. I didn't think it would work that way but it does.
    Love Kate's hair clip! Adorable!!

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  41. How precious the BLOOPERS are! Can't imagine the ONE you picked to use......it must be PERFECT!!!

    Thanks for sharing your darling family!

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  42. Oh, these are wonderful!! Can't wait to see the keeper!!

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  43. Yes, we have plenty of bloopers as well! Yours aren't to bad for bloopers. I have some tears in mine....sigh.

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  44. I actually love the 2nd pic and think it would be a wonderful Christmas card. But I am sure you have chosen a wonderful one too. Beautiful Family!

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  45. Oh dear, the decisions you have to make, friend - these are amazing, I cannot imagine how adorable the keeper is!!! Wish you were here to capture the ladybugs and get me one of those perfect pictures:)

    I have some things for you - just haven't had a chance to get to the post office - all in good time;)

    Someone commented they are happy you are home for the holidays and I second that -I am so happy for you all that you are home.

    The kids have changed a lot! I cannot get over it...Kate's dress is darling, I have been eyeing a Strasburg myself and just don't know if I can do it this year (boo hiss!) Love her Leslie clippie, so special!

    Have a super week, my dear.
    Love,
    Heather

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  46. Your children are adorable. I love the bloopers. I'd steal the idea but we already have our Xmas picture for this year...it's a family picture, taken this Summer at my brother's wedding. I'll have to remember to do the bloopers next year.

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  47. I love the last one! (and Kate's dress, too!)

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  48. LOL - I love the images but I really LOVE your captions! Crack me up! If these are the "bloopers" i am sure that the one you picked is amazing :D
    Ladybug hugs,
    ;D

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  49. Kim,

    I just love the pictures! Can't wait to see the "keeper"! Hope you are getting settled in your new home.

    Dawn

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  50. It is always such a relief to know I am not alone in my effort to get a good shot for the Christmas card. I've decided my pictures will probably always be bloopers. Oh well, that is real life.

    The peanuts look wonderful and I know you probably got many great shots.

    Blessings & love~
    Lisa

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  51. Hi! I happen to work at Minted and I'd love to give you a special offer to entice you to try us out! Our holiday cards are printed on 130-pound, 100%-recycled cardstock, which is a beautiful, high-quality paper that’s thicker and more environmentally friendly than any other in the holiday photo card market. Please email me at michelle at minted dot com so I could give you the offer code!

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  52. Funny but beautiful bloopers! I love these! All three are such beauties!

    xoxo

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  53. OH SO PERFECT! EVEN THE BAD ONES ONES ARE GOOD ONES!
    LOVED HER HAIR TOO!

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