Are You on My Nice List?

Every year I think to myself, "Self, you'll save a lot of money if you take your own pictures for Christmas.". Well, last year I was finally motivated enough to do just that. I had the outfits for the kids all picked out and what accessories I would use in the picture. Doesn't it figure that a month before Christmas the screen broke on our camera!!! Oh, I could take pictures, I just couldn't see what I was doing. Certain things just needed to be captured so I would try to aim and shoot. Then I would run to the computer, upload, and hope for the best. I actually got quite good at guessing when it came to aiming. But I didn't feel confident enough to try and take Christmas pictures.

This year I have a brand spankin' new camera that I absolutely love. I took the kids to light-up night (the second one for the year) and there was a huge tree in the middle of the sidewalk/courtyard area. Naturally I wanted to take a picture and thought maybe I could make some sort of card out of it to mail out. Being the somewhat difficult child that he is, Little Dude refused to get in the picture with his sister. That's ok - I would just make one of those card with multiple pictures on it. No big deal. GG went first...

Christmas girl
Not the best smile
but I've learned to take what I can get

Little Dude finally decided that he would let me take a picture of him. He stands up all proud with a big grin and says "Cheese". I'm all excited for a good picture, especially since he has a reputation of looking drunk in many, many pictures.

THIS is what I got....

Christmas boy

Well, merry effin Christmas to you, too, Little Dude!!!

I'm not the only one who ends up with crazy Christmas pictures. As a matter of fact, parenting BY dummies is holding a contest for the best effed up Christmas picture. There are some bad good ones over there, but I must say that #16 is the best. I think you should head on over

and vote for #16.

Dumb Mom from parenting BY dummies sent me an email about entering the contest and there was something in there about stripping to get votes, but, sorry folks, I don't strip.

Unless...well never mind. I won't do it!

But you still need to head over to parenting BY dummies Merry Effin Christmas Contest and vote for #16. If I make it to at least the top 5 (and hopefully win after that) there might be something special in store for you. I'm checking who's voting. Kinda like Santa and his naughty/nice list. Hope that you're on my nice list. Or else.

that's our man
if he can't win
no one can

Hurry! You only have til Friday to vote for my Little Dude!!!

Thank you in advance!!!

Until next time...


Anonymous said...

He does look a bit very cute;)

Amy said...

these are good. you are right you get what you get...

I have been good..

Shell said...

How cute!

Kmama said...

Cute plug for the contest. I saw yours over there and laughed.

I just posted my shameless plug for votes.

Anti-Supermom said...

Love a good plug!

I've been *very* good this year (don't listen to what my husband says)~

Allison said...

So cute!