Tuesday, November 11, 2008
The Power of Prayer
Yes, I'm talking about family pictures. We decided a few years ago that school pictures are pretty expensive and not very nice... so I figured I would be so smart and take the kids to Target every year and get a yearly picture done for alot less money. That means that starting in August, I spend several weeks getting the kids' pictures taken before the holiday rush hits. (We all have fall/winter birthdays.) Well, Jack was born in May, but I had to do a blessing picture! Anyway, the crowning moment to this annual tradition is the dreaded family picture. Now, any person with half a brain knows how hard it is to get six people dressed and picture perfect all at the same time... but add in Allison who hates to be dressed, mom who rarely get dressed in anything other than sweats anymore, a baby who spits up on every outfit including mom's outfit... give us a time limit, a car ride, a mad dash through Target, and then put us all in a tiny room and tell us all to smile. Let me just say, that I was thrilled to get all of us in one frame! Last year was so awful that we decided we needed divine intervention to survive this year. So, before we went into Target, we prayed. No giant candy canes and teddy bears in our family picture this year! It's a miracle.