December 21, 2011

Kardashians got nuttin' on this

At the beginning of the month I guest posted for Miss Holly over at eightsixeleven for her "Ho Ho Ho Holiday series". She is the sweetest girl and I was so honored to be able to post. 

I thought I would 'reshare' the post for all the new readers...errrrr.....
okay also because I LOVE LOOKING at the pictures in this post.
You will DIE....I Promise.

Please indulge my narcissism in the spirit of fun Christmas cheer mkay?!?!?

Hello eightsixeleven followers. My name is Pinky and I blog over at PinkPersistence. Please skip on over and say hi. You'll find I blog about anything and everything with lots of ! exaggerations and PINK. This is my FIRST guest post and I am twelve kinds of excited.

I must confess, after reading all of the other guest posts I had NO idea what to write. I've probably written 4 posts and scrapped em all cause they didn't measure up to all you lovely ladies. SO after think.think.thinking, I said to myself "Self, just write what you know and love!"

So here it is ya'll, I'm telling you about my annual family Christmas photo shoots.
{no not like the Kardashians}

Like many families, mine loves to commemorate our festive Christmas outfits in a picture to preserve for ALL time. We've been doing this forever and I love looking back and taking a gander at those horrific awesome outfits we wore back in the day. Below are two of the earliest Christmas pictures I could find.

 Lil Blondie ruined the Christmas picture....

 Anyone else have a choochoo train around their tree?

 As the years progressed and we learned how to program the self timer on Daddy's camera, the photo shoot time frame GREW!!! I know my parents were relieved when we finally got a digital camera and didn't waste film on sillypictures artistic photos! Since my dad and I sing in our church choir now we are required to attend both the 7&11pm Christmas Eve service. Guess what we do in between the two services???


We like to tell Daddy we need to take silly pictures to make sure the camera focuses correctly...aren't we sweet? ;)
Below is a mishmash of some of my favorite photoshoot pictures.
Please enjoy!

Hilarious.ridiculous.and crazy right?!?!?

This picture could be one my favorite pictures of the three sissys EVER.
Anyone else have a Christmas Photoshoot dance party?

Now, so you don't think I'm all kinds of craycray, here are two family pictures that ACTUALLY look normal. The purple one is from 2 years go and the white one is from last year.
{anyonelese notice my MOTHER is wearing the same sweater...SERIOUSLY!?!?}

Our photo shoots always make me happy. I realize how much I love my family and how blessed I truly am. Forget the presents, the decorations, the food (ok maybe not), the tree....being with those you love and care about is the true MEANING of the holiday season. Well, and celebrating the Baby Jesus too.

Thanks Holly for putting this series together and for letting me guest post, I had a blast! And thanks to everyone for reading, I hope I provided you with some holiday humor and cheer.

I'm wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas!


*Butler, Party of 2* said...

Look at y'alls muscles!! DANG, do it sisters!! :)

Thanks for stopping by. I LOVE all things pink as well. ANd P.S., tell your BF what a JAM UP job he did on your die for!

Holly said...

Yay I love this post! The pictures are great & all the readers loved it too. Thanks again for guest posting :)

Carolyn said...

So cute!! :)

Lindsey said...

HAHAHAHAHA! No she does not still have that sweater!! That is sooo awesome. I love seeing people in Christmas sweaters, makes my heart happy. And I love the picture of your sister with her tongue out. SO great!! Beautiful family Pinky!!

Alyssa said...

Believe it or not, my family has never done a Christmas family picture!

Page Twenty-Two said...

Love your blog! What a great idea donating to charities instead of sending cards...that is just awesome. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas! :)