It’s brings out the crazy

by debi9kids on November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving is usually all about the bird.
Unless, of course, you’re me.
Then, of course, Thanksgiving day is all about getting the right photos for my Christmas card.
Well, and about being thankful, of course 😉

I wish I could say I am one of those laid-back moms who just relaxes and snaps pictures and eventually says,” Ok, that will be fine.”
Instead…
not.so.much.

In fact, I am a nutjob.
I admit it.
I wish I wasn’t.
I wish I could just let the kids wear whatever they want, pose however they’re comfortable and just go-with-the-flow.

Sadly, I can’t.

There was this episode of Modern Family (it was last Halloween) that spoke to me and “my crazy”.
Claire, the mom, LOSES her mind when Halloween falls apart and it’s not “perfect” and she goes off on her family because, although Halloween is a “stupid holiday”, it’s her holiday.

While I can not stake sole claim on Thanksgiving, it is my holiday,
the one holiday where it truly matters to me if it’s “perfect” and unfortunately for me (and my family) it means…
losing my mind until the photos are taken.

And so, my kids humor me,
and dress in matching outfits I pick out,
and deal with me getting frustrated and insane while I click, and click, and click some more
until I’ve taken HUNDREDS of photos…
hoping to get just one worthy of our Christmas card.

And sometimes, I get lucky and get more than one…




and it almost makes my crazy worth it.
almost 😉


Playing along with Twinfatuation for Makes My Monday

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lesa November 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Oh Debi, You have such a beautiful family! At least your kids will be able to look back and see how they have grown through the years. I am the one who just forgets to take pix or has her phone eat them. My kids have recently noticed that there are not as many pix out as they would like. I need to change that 🙂

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debi9kids November 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm

thank you.
I imagine at some point my kids won't be so willing… or will have their own families and I can start being nutjob grandma snapping pics of my grandbabies 🙂

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Kath November 28, 2011 at 1:42 pm

The crazy was worth it…adorable!!!!

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debi9kids November 28, 2011 at 3:58 pm

thank you Kath 🙂

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Cheryl November 28, 2011 at 4:39 pm

WORTH IT 100%!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE them all….and now I am motivated, too!

You always Make My Monday, Debi…and your kiddos do, too!

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debi9kids November 28, 2011 at 4:49 pm

thank you, my dear friend.
Can't wait to see pics of your sweet duo 🙂

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Mimi November 28, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Those photos turned out so great! I don't actually have a holiday that I have to do "perfectly". Thank goodness, I have too much stress as it is. =)

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Barbara Manatee November 28, 2011 at 5:55 pm

I love Every. Single. One! (ESPECIALLY the one of Will….that boy has forever stolen my heart!!!)

Totally worth it – makes me wish I'd waited and tried to get some better pics before making our cards. Oh well!

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cat@juggling act November 29, 2011 at 3:14 am

Oh you have some wonderful shots there. The one of Will is simply stunning – it needs to be a canvass.

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debi9kids November 29, 2011 at 6:34 am

I agree. It's very rare that I'm not in love with every single picture I take of my sweet boy 🙂

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Amber November 29, 2011 at 8:15 am

A perfect picture is worth 100000 Thanksgivings. ; )

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CJ November 29, 2011 at 8:21 am

Those photos are perfect and gorgeous, just like the children within them!

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Krishann November 29, 2011 at 3:50 pm

Beautiful family!! Beautiful tradition!

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Tracie November 29, 2011 at 5:49 pm

I've got the crazy when it comes to picture taking too (although I have less people to wrangle and make smile than you do).

Your pictures turned out fabulous!

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Cindy November 30, 2011 at 9:21 am

your kids are adorable as always…..who are the rest of the people?

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debi9kids November 30, 2011 at 10:32 am

they are my younger siblings that we're living with right now.

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Holly November 30, 2011 at 6:00 pm

Your photo's are beautiful!! As are all of your beautiful children!

I always look forward to your photo's.

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debi9kids December 1, 2011 at 10:03 am

thank you Holly!

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Cindy December 1, 2011 at 4:37 am

Gotcha…..thats what I thought but I didn't want to assume 🙂

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