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The Quest for the Perfect Holiday Picture

It’s that time of year again. Oh, you know what I’m talking about. No, not the present buying or all the family coming to visit. It’s time for the your annual family holiday pictures. Eek! I don’t know about you, but I can handle all the others (ok, maybe the fact that my in-laws live 3,000 miles away makes it a teensy bit easier. Teensy.). The annual holiday pictures however, probably causes me the most grief and stress. Like most moms, I am the one usually behind the camera capturing my families milestones and our lives throughout the years. I’m very rarely, if ever, am actually in the picture. So when I am, and I’m the one planning it…it has to be PERFECT. Down to the clothes, the smiles, the pose. Everything. Naturally- this ends up looking more like this.

I knew I couldn’t be the only one with some, uh, interesting family holiday photos to share. I asked some blogger buddies of mine to send me some of their holiday pics to share with the world. Brace yourselves.
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  • Get me out of here! 1 of 10
    Get me out of here!
    When Laura from Day by Day in Our World took her son to see Santa, he said No way! Santa was not amused.
  • Santa is Still Jolly 2 of 10
    Santa is Still Jolly
    ...but Shell of Not Quite Susie Homemaker's son wants to run far, far away.
  • Santa just can’t win 3 of 10
    Santa just can't win
    Desiree of Sarcastic Funny and Brutully Honest saw first hand how even if one sibling is ready... the other, not so much
  • You Can’t Catch Me 4 of 10
    You Can't Catch Me
    Crissy of Dear Crissy saw the perfect moment to snap a cute holiday pic of her kids. Her daughter, had other ideas though.
  • She Loves Her Brother…Really 5 of 10
    She Loves Her Brother...Really
    Brigitta of Brighter Schemata kids already starting sibling rivalry...and have the holiday photo to show for it
  • Daddy Is Uh…Interesting 6 of 10
    Daddy Is Uh...Interesting
    Jeana of Surf N Sunshine didn't have to ask her son to behave...her husband however, well, that was another issue.
  • The Happy Beach Family…Almost 7 of 10
    The Happy Beach Family...Almost
    Heather of Acting Balanced got the perfect beach holiday photo...almost. Her son just said no to a beach christmas.
  • Oh Those Teens! 8 of 10
    Oh Those Teens!
    Deborah of Between Pages thinks they may have to lay off watching A Christmas Story this year.
  • No.More.Pics. 9 of 10
    No.More.Pics.
    As Stacie from Simply Stacie learned, don't wait too long to take the perfect shot.
  • Totally Worth It 10 of 10
    Totally Worth It
    As Ted Rubin of Straight Talk learned, sometimes it's these out of the box moments that make memories last forever. He snapped this one after taking his daughter to see the boys of One Direction at Jingle Ball. Happy and full of bliss.

So, in the end, did I get a good holiday photo? Well… depends on who you ask.

Special thanks to the following Bloggers for letting me use their awesome holiday pics:
Laura of Day by Day in Our World
Shell of Not Quite Susie Homemaker
Desiree of Sarcastic, Funny and Brutally Honest
Crissy of Dear Crissy
Brigitta of Brighter Schemata
Jeana of Surf and Sunshine
Heather of Acting Balanced
Deborah of Between Pages
Stacie of Simply Stacie
Ted of Straight Talk

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