Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Ugly Holiday Sweaters.....

We had an ugly holiday sweater contest at work last Friday. This picture above is of me and my friend Ingrid sporting our beautiful sweaters! My sweater came from my Mom's closet. My mom does a pretty good job of keeping up with some trends in fashion, she really doesn't know when it's time to not wear a holiday sweater, yes that's right, she still wears this particular sweater. She told me it looked cute with jeans......really......I don't think so. As ugly as my sweater was I did not win the contest, as you see in this picture below the winner was Joe (on the right) in a beautiful sweater vest decorated with santas and garland. Also in the picture is Brian who was very creative with a can of spray paint, and Mandi whose shirt is actually a large felt gift bag. It was a lot of fun and there were lots of laughing at people for most of the day!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Family Pictures

Once a year, we go into Sears Portrait Studio and have new family pictures taken. I get a pretty big discount there, and they have been taking our pictures for the last 6 years or so. Last year, was my year for deciding on clothing so I made everyone dress up, meaning Dave had to wear a tie, and for those of you who know Dave, it was not a pleasant experience for him. Last year we also have the drama fest of a 3 year old trying to take a picture. We managed to get some good ones but not until she had cried, thrown a temper tantrum, and ran away from the camera room. We were kinda of dreading this year, and were anxious to see how Taryn would act.
Surprisingly, pictures went very well! Taryn and the boys were quite the hams in front of the camera and we managed to be in and out in just over an hour! That is quite a feat for a family of 6! Below are some of my favorites from the session, when the one of Taryn by herself was taken, I started to tear up, my last little baby is getting so big!