Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christmas Cards

It was some time around September that Derek looked at me with a distressed face, "I'm just thinking about trying to get that picture for the Christmas card." You see, taking a picture of my sweet little kidlets for a Christmas card is NO easy task. One is either not looking at the camera, not smiling or crying. By the time it is all over, I am a sweaty mess!!!

When Evan was at A-Camp, there was the sweetest photographer that came out to take pictures of the kiddos for memory books. Her name is Lori Sparkman, and she did this all out of the goodness of her heart and the pictures were awesome! I ran into her several weeks ago and asked if she would be willing to take pictures of our motley crew. She said she would would happy to and even came to our house! This was such a blessing because the last time we tried to take pictures outdoors, Evan ran for the hills seriously and literally. So, the thought of her coming to our home just seemed like a dream.

My intention was a cute picture of Evan and Ella Grace in front of the tree. I told her she would perform a Christmas miracle if she could get a family picture of all of us smiling and looking at the camera. Well, she is a miracle maker...

I was so excited to have a picture of all four of us actually smiling AT THE SAME TIME and looking at the camera.

Here are a few more she took that I really like...


Merry Christmas, Y'all!

22 comments:

ada said...

Merry Christmas from California :)
Darling pictures & I love the crinkled "paper" on your blog-so fun!

Candy said...

Merry Christmas to ya'll! I LOVE your Christmas card photo---it turned out SOOOOO good!!! Your family is beautiful! :)

Momofgirls said...

Precious. All of them. You look beautiful!!

Merry Christmas!!

Kelly said...

BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL family!!!! :-)

petrii said...

Such a nice card!!!

Have a Blessed and Merry CHRISTmas,
Dawn

Heather said...

What a beautiful Christmas card and such a beautiful family you have!! Merry Christmas!

Deidre said...

All of them are great!
Merry Christmas!

His Doorkeeper said...

Such a precious family picture!

Have a blessed Christmas!

elainaann said...

Beautiful family. She did a great job on catching some good shots.

Brooke said...

Great pictures of such a beautiful family!

Faith said...

Awesome pics of your beautiful family! I love the way these turned out.

Thanks for joining in the fun! Merry CHRISTmas to you!!

Kelley said...

That is a beautiful Christmas card! I love the extra pictures too.

Betsy said...

Those are ALL so great! I just love your Christmas card and I was so excited when I got it in the mail!! Thank you so much!

The Garners said...

Your card is PERFECT!!! Hope you kept an extra for a frame to look at year-around!

Merry Christmas to your sweet family!

Heather said...

What a WONDERFUL picture!! I cracked up about the sweating, because I totally do the same thing and am a hot mess (and have yelled at my children) by the time it is all over. Maybe I should hire this girl next year?!?!? ha! Merry Christmas, friend!

Kandi West said...

They're all so good! Doesn't it just feel great to get some good pictures? It's the best gift ever.

Julie said...

Those pictures are BEAUTIFUL!! She did a great job and I'm so glad you got a great picture.

Bryan and I go through the same thing every year too...getting that 1 good picture and we don't have children!! I can't imagine what it will be like when we do. We may go back to the plain ole Christmas card with no pic!

Megan L Hutchings said...

I loved getting the BEAUTIFUL Christmas Card in the mail :)!

Laura said...

One word: AWESOME!

Jacquie said...

OMG, Leigh Ann, that photo is adorable!!! And so are the others.

I hope you enjoy the Christmas week with your sweet, sweet family!!

Tara G. said...

It's fantastic!!!

Um, I love your hair!!! Oh, here's a few more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Meagan said...

I was so happy to get your Christmas Card in the mail! I have been terrible at keeping in touch, but I love you and your family and I wish I coudl just call you up and meet you for lunch! lol. :-) Hope y'all had a Merry Christmas! Can't wait to read all about it!