Real Family Photos

Seven kids, seven smiles, and who knows how many teeth? I have given up trying to get everyone to look at the camera, at the same time, and smile. Oh, and not put something in front of their face, or wave their hands in the air, or cry. Perhaps they can not pull the hair of the child next to them, not squint in the sun, or remove something from their nose. Maybe they can all remain standing for the 30 seconds it takes for me to snap the photo…

We have tried professional photographers, amateur photographers, and friends. The last great family picture we took was in 2002, and my husband and I aren’t in it. So, for the entire world (or at least those who read this blog) to see, here is our 2009 Family Christmas Photo.

Please don’t let me suffer alone! I know you have some great REAL family photos you want to share with me, if only to make me feel just a little bit better at my failed family photo attempts this year. Link up with your favorite REAL family photo. Remember to link to your blog post, not your blog home page, and link back to The Happy Housewife so others can participate too. The more the merrier!

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  1. Whew! I’m glad I’m not alone!

    Thanks for the fun carnival, Toni!

  2. Too cute! 😀 Love the “real” photos, as who is perfect? 😀

  3. Somebody's Mimi says:

    Is this the Christmas present I asked for? Try again… I need one with the parents included. BUT this is a VERY good beginning! I LOVE IT!

  4. That photo is hysterical. Is your oldest daughter “holding up” the tree in this picture, too? I was wondering if you took this pick during the great Christmas tree event. LOL!! Very fun. I enjoyed visiting all the participants as well. Merry Christmas.

    • TheHappyHousewife says:

      Yes, she is holding up the tree. I snapped the photo while we were waiting for dad to come home from work with a new stand, lol!

  5. I love this! It would be so refreshing to receive a picture like this from family or friends. LOL

  6. I love it because it’s real.

  7. That was a lot of fun to see everyone’s photos. Thanks for doing it!

  8. Thanks for doing this! I had fun putting my post together. Brought back lots of memories!

  9. We have 4 kids & 2 doggies which we like to have in our family photos with us. This year, ONLY the doggies came out looking good and the rest of us look like aliens! We feel your pain/laughter. It’s been a source of a good joke around here to try to get a good family pic.

  10. Such a neat idea for a carnival…loved looking through my pics to find the silly ones LOL

  11. TRACEY RHODES says:

    I love this pic. I’m glad i’m not the only one without a perfect family that are all perfectly dressed, sitting perfectly still, with perfectly plastered smiles on.

  12. I love it! Quite a classic family Christmas photo and chock full of memories for you all to giggle over in the years to come 🙂

  13. I love your real life picture! And I love it even more that your daughter is holding up your tree!
    Good pictures are so very hard to take when there’s little ones involved.

  14. This literally made me laugh out loud!

    Love the little one in front with hair everywhere! Looks just like my little one. 🙂

    We haven’t braved taking any pics yet, or otherwise I’d link up. 🙂

  15. Thanks for the laughs! Reality is fun!

  16. i love this. i want to come participate. going to fit that in tonight.

  17. Oh I love it! I can never get all 5 kiddos in the same shot AND looking at the camera without doing some fancy footwork 😉

  18. You know…sometimes I think the “real” photos are the very best. Thanks for making me smile tonight.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

  19. I love your pic! I tried to link up last night, but it’s still not showing up today. ??


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