A for Effort
For once we tried to get a nice holiday family photo... turns out, we should have skipped the effort and kept watching TMZ instead. Getting our 3 cats in one picture is hard work. They can sleep on the same bed all day but if you pick them up at once, they suddenly decide they hate each other... and us. But on Thursday night, my hair was teased, Matt's cheeks were dimpled and the cats were fluffy, so I thought we might as well give it a shot. I had invited a bunch of friends over that night and as bad luck would have it, the first friend who arrived (and therefore designated photographer) showed up with 4 month old baby. And Kyle? Hates babies... even quiet, sweet babies in their car seats. So, I herd Bec and Stella into the living room and Matt peels Kyle out from under the bed and we have 21 seconds to have our pictures taken before Stella kills me and Kyle's heart fails him... I thought that because we were taking the pictures indoors at night, I would set it on film grain mode to make it easy for my friend and keep the pictures interesting. Then the flash didn't go off, the cats freaked out and we ended up with 5 dark, grainy pictures with blobs for cats... I sent the worst picture to my left-wing, ginger-tressed, soul sister Merl and she added some tacky Christmas lights for me. All that effort just to wish you and your loved ones, a very Merry Christmas!