Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Family Pictures

So the weekend before last we went and got family pictures done. It was just a mini session for Christmas time so we can get some cards in the mail. I am not posting any on my facebook page because i am pretty sure i am giving a few to my mother in law for Christmas. Anyway my friend Holly did a great job but i was still kind of dissapointed, not in the work!!!, in me. I have been putting off family pictures for so long because i am very unsatisfied with myself and very critical. But i was sure hoping that after losing 60 lbs (though i am no where near my end goal) i would like at least a few of them. But of all the pics with me in it I only fell in love with one of them. I am still critical of course and wish my chin looked slimmer but the pose and the look just makes me feel all giddy everytime i look at it. My husband of course says i am a dork. haha But he is critical of himself too. all he keeps saying is how blad he is getting. Now he has been losing his hair since we met but I have to agree with him the pictures do make him look even balder. lol At least he is still super sexy, even bald. =) Anywho regardless of what either of us look like the day started off sort of bad. I put off till very last minute finding me a top to wear and getting the boys haircuts. So that day i got the boys hair done then came home gave them all baths put them to bed and went on hunt of a black shirt thinking it would take five minutes. Can you believe it was just my luck that black is not in this year or something. Catos did not have 1 long sleeve black top. Walmart had exactly 4 and of those 4 the one i did not like at all was the only one that fit (or so i thought till i saw the pictures). Anyway due to all that i was running behind and did not have time to flatten my hair all the way so it is way too poofy and i sweat off half my makeup. Kayden of course would not pose at all and anytime we let go of her for a second she would take off running. Darren was plum wore out by the time we finished. So we did not get the kids together for a picture and limited pics of all of us but thats the way it goes sometimes. Hopefully next year we will get better ones. Here is the picture i was refering to earlier. =)

4 comments:

Jenn said...

Oh my gosh! This photo is priceless! I love it!
I know more than anything that we are our worst critics, but come on girl. You are gorgeous from head to toe, inside and out! Absolutely stunning!!!
You are a shining light! Your smile is radiant, your hair is thick and has tons of body, your eyes twinkle like stars. I can also tell you are definitely in love with that handsome hubby of yours.
Always Remember.....
God created YOU. You are fearfully and wonderfully made!!! His works are wonderful!


Your post made me think of something I read the other day......
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ----from A Return to Love, by Marianne Williamson.

Mommy of Three said...

Oh my goodness Jenn you made me cry. That was beautiful and very appreciated. And the quote you found is wonderful too. I hope to someday live by that quote. And as far as my husband goes, yeah, i am pretty sure he is a keeper. lol

Chan said...

I love it! I can't wait to see the rest of them!

overflowingbookshelf said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! What a beautiful photo! I feel that same way about our engagement photo. I hate how i look in, but I love the feeling it evokes. We both look so happy, LOL. Your photo is beautiful, as are you! I totally second what Jenn said!!! Can't wait to see the rest of the photos:)