Thursday, November 29, 2012

only half a zillion family photos

First off-a BIG thank you to Jessica and Kristin for your blogger suggestions.  Y'all enabled me to get my blog up and running again with nary a break in sight :)

We recently had our family pictures taken for our annual Christmas cards and to update the kiddo's wall portraits (it's shocking how old they grow in a single year!).  Thank heavens I have Spencer around to keep me on top of things or else we'd be sending out Valentine's Day cards every year, like we did last February.  Anyway, my uber-talented and fabulous friend, Heather, took time out of her busy schedule to take these for us mid-October and only got paid with lemon cookies (which everyone promptly ate at her son's baptism :P).  I think they turned out fabulous...the pictures, that is...I don't know about the cookies.  As for the family picture that made the Christmas card cut...you'll have to wait and see until you get yours in the mail ;) (comment and let me know if you want one!)  I'm choosing to be lazy and won't be captioning that many of the pictures. It might just make the half a zillion picture pill a little easier to swallow.  I figure if you don't know my children's names and personalities by now then there's not much hope for you regardless.

Enjoy!

Miss Scarlett Caroline

This is my favorite of the group and the one I'll most likely be printing off for an 8x10 on my wall.





Mister Ezra Emil

This is the lucky shot that'll get cropped and framed for Ez's wall photo (not because the entire shot isn't gorgeous, but just for consistency with the other kids)

I love these two next pictures.  they just are so Ezra to me :)



Miss Georgia Marie




I think this'll probably the one that gets blown up.  I'm not positive, though.  That girl just doesn't take a bad shot, I swear.

Mister Oak Gideon

Poor little bug was rudely awaken for the photo shoot, so it took him a while to warm up to the camera.  He's normally so giggly that it's unusual to get such a solemn picture of him!

Oakie's naughty face
I see this many, maaany times a day.


 I can't decide if I should use this picture or just crop the first one for his wall shot.  We'll see.  Those baby blues just kill me!


Best Frienemies Forever



Oh, Scarlett and her eternal awkward poses.  How I love them.




According to my children, there is ALWAYS time for silliness...

 She insisted, I promise.


 We couldn't get Oak to take a straight shot after this.  He just wouldn't keep that little tongue of his in.



 Had Scarlett been looking at the camera, this is probably the shot I would've sent out.  So, you get to see our sloppy seconds.

The End!

Thanks again for taking them, Heather, you're the best!!

8 comments:

Natalie said...

Super cute! Whitney, you look as fabulous as always. I would love to see which photo you choose for the Christmas card. I was totally going to pull a Whitney and send out cards after Christmas this year, but now that Reed came early I feel the pressure to get them done on time. Good job being on time this year!

Natalie said...

Super cute! Whitney, you look as fabulous as always. I would love to see which photo you choose for the Christmas card. I was totally going to pull a Whitney and send out cards after Christmas this year, but now that Reed came early I feel the pressure to get them done on time. Good job being on time this year!

cooper said...

So, so beautiful!! I love them all and I luu-uuuv seeing their personalities in the shots. So cute. You ARE beautiful, as always. I can't wait to see the real deal in my hot, little hands. (the card that is...and--the kids, that would be the best :). Love you!!

bethany0marie said...

Love the color scheme! Your fam is just gorgeous -

Caldwell Family said...

What wonderfully cute pictures! Your kids are so adorable!! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Alabama Apples said...

Oh, how I love the pictures, your children and their bigger than life personalities! Can't wait until I get a big dose of their Lifferth-ness. It would be just the cure to whatever ails me. ;) They are gorgeous, Whit. How did I get such darling niecies and nephews. I'm so spoiled!! I also have to comment on the previous post...Love the turkeys! I laughed at the correctness of Ezie's and the fabulousness of Georgie's. Just perfect!

PatShala said...

WOW! Beautiful pictures of everyone! I love them all!

THE WITHERS FAMILY said...

Your family is SO adorable! YOU are adorable! I love how all these colors go to together, it all looks fabulous!