Monday, June 28, 2010

My new favorite

Over at The Idea Room, they are doing a little photo challenge. The challenge was to post a picture of yourself. I think alot of mom's don't like to be in front of the camera and yet we will want our kids to have those memories, so we're just going to have to. Now you will have to go over there and see the really cute creative pictures they have - like the one that is a Got Milk ad. I'm feeling a fun photoshoot coming on with my girls. Isabella would get a kick out of that one since I don't drink milk and she is always sure to point that out to me.... and everyone-- guess I could use almond milk for me. :)

Currently, this is my new favorite picture of me and my love. There are so many reasons for me to NOT like this picture. First, the day we took this (and the family picture in the header) I had just wanted to go out and take pictures of my girlies. Then Isabella wanted to take pictures of Daddy and Mommy and then I said "Why not? And then lets take a couple family pics" (The wall was an added bonus since Kenny's leg is in a cast) To be quite honest, I hadn't showered that morning.... or the morning before. Yeah, I was 'stanky' with dirty hair. The only reason I even threw a headband and a necklace on was because I knew we told the girls we would grab them breakfast out. I didn't want to go into the restaurant stinking with dirty hair and not at least LOOK like I was trying.

Secondly, who really enjoys a picture of themself scrunching their nose up - I mean really, no one says "Ok, now scrunch your face all up, yeah, that's it, ....beautiful."

But I love this, its my profile picture on Facebook -- it might be forever. I love that my six year old wanted to take pictures of mommy and daddy (and did a pretty good job), I love that I LET my six year old use my D300 :), I love that she kept saying "now hug, now kiss....", I love that this was totally unplanned, and that Kenny knows that ticklish spot, and I love that after Isabella took this we were all laughing. As much as I avoid getting in front of the camera, I'm glad my girls will have this picture memory of their mommy and daddy loving each other. And boy don't I love this man!!


Kristen Duke Photography said...

LOVE this pic and the story behind it! Thanks for sharing! (I used whipping cream for my milk "ad" because it lays on thick)

Andrea said...

I LOVE the picture! Your love for each other is so obvious!

TidyMom said...

Not only am I TOTALLY LOVING that shot......I love your post, everything about this shot and how it came to be!! Makes that picture even more special!!!


Faith said...

OHMYWORD!! I love it!! You have a budding photog!!! You are a beautiful family!!

**Amy** said...

Yay! Love this! It is so fun and playful. Sometimes being a mom and dad isn't so fun and it's easy to forget what it was like with the hubs before all those kids came along. Great story! Thanks for sharing.

steph said...

Glad you're back! I stopped checking in cause I thought you had stoppped. Love the picture!