Sunday, November 29, 2009

Help Me Paparazii

I can't make a decision to save my life. I really can't. Well maybe occasionally, but not consistently. And let's face it -- who wants to hang with someone who can't make a decision. That is why I cling to you my benevolent blog friends. So you can make all my decisions and then I can go act like I am confident and know what I am doing. Yes, that's me -- it's all smoke and mirrors, but a girl has to do what a girl has to do.

Please don't judge me.

Anyhoo -- it's that time of year again -- Christmas card time. And usually we do a photo of the Twerps, but this year I thought I might do one of the whole family. Since I just had my roots done and all. Why waste the roots? Power to the roots? If loving roots is wrong, I don't wanna be right. Sorry -- I digress.

Back to the family. I have a few photos below. I can't decide which one IF ANY to use on the annual Country Girl Family Christmas Card.

So I need you. My beloved decision makers. The heartbeat of my life. The ones who lead, guide and direct me. Go forth and direct. Pour Fa Vore.

#1 -- It is 4 degrees below zero and I told my spawn I would buy them ice cream if they would smile. Looking back, this was not the best bribe. I should have gone with hot cocoa, but it is hard to think when hypothermia is setting in. You can tell by Baby Twerp's face he was a little disappointed in my bribing selection. He is such a hard one.
#2 - Exact same photo just close up, I am a master of illusions like that and all

#3 -- I had just finished eating 8 kinds of ice cream -- You can already see it in my face, it's the first place I gain weight. Along with my thighs and belly and chicken wings. And my buttocks. But I think, fat is the new black.
#4 -- I was laughing. Out loud. Which I do often. And I laugh really loud. And people look -- cause they think something REALLY funny MUST have just happened, but in my mind -- it is all really funny. And I also count it as my ab workout. I am all about multitasking.
#5 -- I don't like this photo. Cause I have a pony tail. And pony tails remind me of Melissa in junior high who always wore a horse tee shirt with beads and she stole my white castle hamburger one day at lunch. My therapist and I are still working on this one.

So what do you think? Go with one of these or take a new one? These are the things that keep me awake at night. Christmas Photo selection and too much wine. But why go airing out all my dirty laundry right here in public and all, right? It's a crying shame!

So go ahead and vote in the comments and if you email me your address I will mail you one. And you can use it for dart practice or giggles at roots or for paper in your bunny cage or for fire starter on Christmas morning.

I love you all -- please help me in this world crisis THANKS!

Love,
Country Girl

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I vote for #3. Everyone is smiling. Definitely can't use the one with hair in ponytail! lol The way BT has his hand in front of his tummy looks like he's going to get sick! (sorry lol) Well maybe #4 your hair does look better in that one and you can't see BT's hand......hhhm.....no..well...Glad I could help! Meemaw

ptamom3 said...

I really like the last one, the background is great and not distracting! My 2nd choice would be #1.... OR just keep trying for another one until your heart is spitting glitter w/ joy from your choice!

Jenn said...

I would go with number 2. It as the Christmas-y feeling with the tree in the background. And let's face it, it's extremely hard to get ONE child to smile for the camera, let alone three....AT THE SAME TIME. Hmmm....actually, I'm sorta liking #3 now. What help am I?!

Heather said...

My vote is #2, although I really like #5 (but can totally relate to not liking pictures of my hair in a ponytail either). You have a beautiful family!

Kathy said...

I like picture #1 the best:)

I am doing the SAME thing with ours:)I ahve one where 4 kids look great and parents look really really bad. Im thinking we should go with where parents look good and no one looks bad but now i feel selfish....How come you look good in all of yours? Are there 98775 more that you didnt show us? Are you really a cardboard cutout?

Anonymous said...

I like number 2 best----but the more I look at the last one,-----hmmmmmm, It looks more "family-like"

Pony Girl said...

I do like the last one best, ponytail and all! :) It's more natural, the lighting is better, it's just cute!

Marchelle said...

if i wasn't such a crappy friend, i would have made sure we got together this weekend and i would have taken a new one! but i am a crappy friend, so nevermind. ;-)

Oh My Word said...

i like #5 the best for the background and everything else about it. I really think it so pretty for winter, not just christmas. You are always beautiful, but i do like your hair down better, esp for a christmas card. My next pick would be #1 (or #2 not so zoomed in), but now that you mention it the children do look a little cold.:-) (we all have to make sacrifices. . . ). So basically i'm saying, do you have anymore we can vote on? Preferably with the background from #5 (did i mention i love it? cuz you got the wintery tree on the left and the look of snow on mntns to the right).

I know i helped a lot. ;-)

Karen

The Wife said...

My vote is for #1. But from the looks of us voting, we haven't narrowed it down much for ya!

Linda said...

Of the choices provided I vote for #2 and #5. You look great in a pony tail (you look great in anything).

Bailey said...

I have to vote for #5. I understand the hair in the ponytail thing too, but everyone looks nice in that last one. The background looks Christmasy too.

Goodwife said...

I vote for the last one, even with your hair in a horsey tail!! :)

Let go of the White Castle incident, it's time.........

Deborah said...

I think they are all adorable, the little one is just too cute!
I say #2, but I like the last one also!

Have fun and let us know!

Paige said...

Two

Dana and Daisy said...

Call Marchelle, buy her a ticket to your town with your frequent flyer miles. Take her shopping while she's there and feed her, go see the new twilight movie and then you will have about a thousand to choose from!

ALB said...

So, I am about to change your life....go to fotofix.com Upload your favorites and then leave instructions for them to fix...put your hair down, make BT smile in the 1st one like he is in the thid one, etc. It is MAGIC, I tell you. They will email it back and it will be perfect. I sent them a snapshot of me that I loved that had terrible lighting and buildings in the background and they fixed it to look like a pro photo and that's what I use for business cards, etc. Good luck!

ALB said...

But, I must say #5 is the BEST! Go with it! Hair up and all!

Anonymous said...

I like #2. IJ looks like he really loves you in that one. As opposed to that half smile that he often does. I also like the last one -- scenery is perfect. But again #2, or, again, the last one.

Jordan said...

#3!

Oklahoma Granny said...

I understand you don't like the pony tail look but that photo is my favorite. It's just a great shot.

Hair Bows & Guitar Picks said...

I love #5 I really do....I know you have a pony tail but it's the best picture..I swear :)

Debra said...

I like one or two. You have a beautiful family and you won't go wrong with any of them!!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

OK if your still taking opinions, number 1 is a great picture if you decide to choose that one....BUT the BEST picture is #5, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that picture!!! I wouldn't have even noticed your hair being up if you hadn't of mentioned it because the overall of the picture is just beautiful!!

Jessica said...

Love #5 but I'm probably too late...they're all good and you know it!