I am trying to decide which photos to use this year on our annual photo Christmas card. I am not posting them on here, because they are a surprise. But here are the options:
- 1. A professional photo of both kids when Andrew was just born. He is sleeping...eyes closed. But it might be my favorite picture of Becca of all time.
- 2. Family group shots--all imperfect. They all have something wrong with them. Andrew's eyes are closed in most of the options, or he is spitting up, or Becca is squinting, or wearing strange accessories. I still have pregnancy face in all of them.
John really thinks we should ALL be in the picture every year. I really don't care, as long as both kids are in it.
So, do I use pro one of just the kids? Aesthetically, I prefer to just have one photo. But Andrew doesn't really look like that anymore and his eyes are closed.
Or do I do a collage of three--the group shot, the pro photo and then another one of Andrew with his eyes open and him smiling?
Did I lose you back at the first paragraph? I guess it makes it hard when I am not showing you the photos!
My mom is coming in tonight. She is the one from whom I inherited my freaky picture-taking gene. She started the family Christmas card tradition when I was born in 1975. Our family has had one every year since then. I have them all in an album and will continue this tradition as long as I am alive.
I am excited to have another visitor. Our guestroom has been full all fall, and I LOVE it that way! The more the merrier!
I am also feeling much better these days. Andrew is sleeping more at night (waking around 3 and then around 6 or so). I am exercising again at the gym a couple days a week. I wedged myself into my biggest pair of pre-pregnancy jeans yesterday. The seams were bulging, but they buttoned. I feel myself slowing returning to normal.
And on Friday night, John and I are hitting the town. Or, really just hitting the booze at his squadron's Christmas party. Either way, we'll be out without kids. And without spit up on our shirts. And, we'll likely be conked out in bed by 11 p.m.