2011-12-24

A for Effort

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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!

13 comments :

briannelee said...

Merry Christmas Jentine, Matt, and kitties!!!!!

Linda said...

I love your fur scarf! Oh....no wait, that's your cats. Never mind. I like your....teased hair?

CessOviedo said...

Cute Christmas card! Lovely to see all the family, send you my best wishes, hope you have a Merry Christmas!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

The_Leather_Skirt_Blog said...

Too funny.

Merry Christmas to you and all of yours as well. Wishing many blessings for this wonderful season.

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Natasha said...

We have never been organized enough to even try for Christmas card pictures...so you're doing pretty good!
Have a great Christmas!!

Please may I? said...

Merry Christmas.

X x

A.Co said...

LOL!! At least you got a photo, sort of, out of it ;)

Merry Christmas my fellow Ontarian.

contrary kiwi said...

Ahhh cats. My cat would not be pleased about having a family photo either. I wouldn't even try it with him.

Merry Christmas :)

Stella said...

Merry Christmas! :)

Kimmielovesparis said...

Merry Christmas! Hope you're having a wonderful holiday.

Cheers
Kimmie

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Merry Christmas!

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Carrie Teal said...

Good try, for some reason pets really don't like cooperating(can't blame them). My dog always moved every time the camera went off for our Christmas photo.

Sheila said...

Cat wrangling is not for sissies! You did a great job with three of them - brava! I also did a "family" portrait with similar results...

Merry Christmas, Jentine, and thanks for all the great posts! Here's to another year of fab thrift finds!