Parents, if you want wonderful pictures of your children, never teach them to say "cheese"! Please learn from my mistake or you will have thousands of photos just like mine - squinted eyes, scrunched up noses, clenched teeth, and an image that just screams "say cheez!!!". Join me while I search for that one perfect shot that doesn't conjure up images of dairy products. Oh, and unless you like that *messy* look, you'll probably want to clean their faces before you snap away. I never seem to remember myself.

An imporant sidenote is to make sure you document your life! Recording the little details of the who, what, where, when, & why makes for wonderful stories and captures your life for years to come. Because if you are like me, you'll forget it all 5 minutes later!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

POTD - Week 1: Happy New Year!

POTD Week 1

Well, I certainly didn't participate in this as much as I hoped last year. My wish is to do much better in 2008 - I hope to post once a week...52 photos posted would be a vast improvement for me! Here are a few shots of New Year's Eve in our household...with 3 little ones a "party" has a bit of a different meaning than in my earlier days. It is more of a celebration with games, movies, and laughs...quite a wonderful way to ring in year.









The first photo was with the Sigma 30mm 1.4 lens, the rest were with the Canon 24-70 2.8L lens. I ran Indie's Brown BnW action on the top 3 and Aly's BW on the last one.

18 comments:

Tera said...

Looks like fun!! Happy New Year!! And you got some hats in the last pic!! Great job!!

Val said...

Super cute! You got some great uncheesy smiles from the kiddos!

--sme said...

Love the last one with all the different hats--the kids look excited! Happy New Year!

Ashley said...

Looks like a perfect New Years Eve IMO.

Mom2Drew said...

I love shots like this! Your tree lights in #2 look so nice.

Jan said...

Thanks for sharing the lens info... I'm always thinking about what one should be next!! Love the hats... Perfect for the theme!

Jen said...

I love these. So candid...great shots

ktinnc07 said...

Looks like you guys had a good time last night- happy new year!

Love the hats!
katie

amazing grace said...

what fun pics...love the smiles....and UNO! great game!

like the tree lights in the background....
leah

Tori said...

Looks like a great time! Happy New Year!

cherie said...

looks like a fun night by the loks on all thier faces.Happy New Year

Nicole - Christian, Wife, Mom & friend said...

Such cute photos! Great shots! Looking forward to getting to know you better through POTD.

cari said...

The last photo is stinkin adorable!!!
Cari

Lauren said...

Looks like you had a great time! We introduced my aging mother to Uno over the holidays, it was a KICK playing it with her. That game is just fun for all ages! Happy New year!

Kristi & William Smith said...

These are perfect!!! Makes me wish I was there!

Sharon said...

Great photos!

Yvonne said...

Love your pictures! The pictures really show the great time you obviously had! Happy New Year!

RAE said...

Awesome shots...especially love the last one!