Tuesday, January 6, 2009

FAMILY...jump shot!!


Look what we did over the holidays....oh! how delighted I am...of course...that may change after I see myself in print! For Christmas the kids...our daughter, Jackie (the "best" photographer, EVER), her husband, Nat, our son Marcus and his lovely wife, Emily...blessed us with the gift of a family picture! Our daughter took us to a couple of different locations...first day we tried just around the land we own...but it was WAY too windy...so we all got dressed "back up" in our casual finery the next day (not as windy or cold...yea!)...and went to a wonderful area on the North Side of town, where we were able to find several incredible places for our daughter to set up her tri-pod, set the timer...get into place and shoot. This picture is one of our LAST ones for the day....our daughter said..."JUMP"... you can see by the picture...how badly the young un's are showing off with how high they can ALL jump....geez...mine and hubbins timing was WAY off...OR we just never really got that far off the ground. In any case it was a fun filled day...we have several great memories from just hanging out and taking pictures in a public place. Interesting how folks re-act when they see people posing for photos! Even more interesting is what was said among all of us while we were waiting for the camera to "click"...we have some real clowns in our family!!



**Just so you have a point of reference...my son and I are almost the same height...and I had on 1 1/2" to 2" heels...that little booger, his wife, our daughter and son in law...can JUMP! Hubbin and I are wimps...and he was counting for us along with the light on the camera...so we would jump at just the right moment...hmmm...I never have professed to being athletic...and WHAT is with my MOUTH being wide open...seems I must have thought you could jump higher if your mouth is open...and your arms are above your head....hmmm! Fun times...really, and my knees are feeling almost normal again!! LOL! **


Thanks KIDS...we already know we're going to love ALL of the pictures...even the ones with the wind and the dogs misbehaving, shedding...and not smiling! Thanks to Jackie, too...for all of her hard work on photo day...and the many hours I'm sure she will spend putting the pictures together for each of us...we love your work!!

13 comments:

Terri and Bob said...

Wow, COOL!!

justabeachkat said...

What a cool idea! Seriously cool. I can't wait to see what else she did.

Hugs!
Kat

Wibeche og Rune said...

What a funny photo:)

Wibeche

Paige said...

i just love that jumpin photo! Wow!

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

What a great photo. I've tried to get a shot like this featuring my two kids but so far they have not been able to get their feet off the ground at the exact same time-lol.

I'll have to keep trying.

Happy new year!

joan said...

What a fun idea! I love this.

Lavender Chick said...

I love it! Can't wait to see the rest....

Susie Q said...

This is a wonderful idea!! I think you all look amazing dear T...but then, you are all great looking and amazing beyond belief...
Now, if I tried to jump like that, I would get about 1/4 of an inch off the ground and probably fall.
Sad isn't it?? *grin*

Love,
Sue

Julie said...

What an adorable idea!!!

Wibeche og Rune said...

I have an Award for you on our blog:)

Wibeche

Julie said...

Okay - so I probably posted the best and funniest post I have ever done on my blog...my riding lesson photographed! ..and don't laugh so loud that I might hear you!

Have a great week!

Toni said...

I just love that shot...those kids can really jump...you have a great looking family...I hope you share more pics..Toni

Sandi McBride said...

Alright! Now that's one darned good jump shot...and I didn't even see the basketball...much less the hoop(la)! Fun that's what you are.
hugs
Sandi