Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanksgiving Tradition

In the Smoot family we have a Thanksgiving tradition. We take a family picture each year.
It used to be a lot easier to get a picture, but since Chandler's arrival it has proven to be slightly more difficult. Why? Because she's Chandler. :) No, it's usually because we have to drag her away from playing with her cousins to pose for 1 (or 20) shots. That's not fun for a kid!

We've been doing this for as long as I remember... here are some shots from Thanksgivings past:

2002: Pregnant with Chandler
left to right: Friend Ryan, My Sister (Aunt Erin), My Dad (Squire), My Mom (Grammy), Me and Brandon

2003: Chandler's 1st Thanksgiving

2004

2005: This picture always makes me laugh. It was the most frustrating year ever, but I can laugh now. Chandler and I weren't feeling all that great and I think we waited later than we normally do (the sun was SO BRIGHT!!). Honestly, this was the best picture of the 3 of us... that's just SAD! I think Chandler even got spanked in the middle of all this because she flat out refused to listen to what anyone was saying!

2006: Pregnant with Riley...Miles Family shot. Much better this year! I didn't care for the location much. At the time it seemed great, but (as you will see in the next photo) once we saw the pictures we realized how bad the shadows were.

2006: Pregnant with Riley...Whole Family. See the nice big leaf shadow on Brandon's head?

Now, these photos as I mentioned go back MANY years... Unfortunately, I don't have a scanner (I hope to get one soon) so I can't share the horror that is Thanksgiving photos during the middle school and high school years!

Be on the lookout for Thanksgiving 2007!

3 comments:

kristy.lynn said...

waiting patiently to see this years... i wish we did this! hope you had a good one! :)

Mrs. Jones said...

Goodness! We are a gorgeous group!

amanda said...

i don't think brandon should shave his hair that short (see thanksgiving 2006) anymore...it makes his face look a little chunky. i mean...love ya bro.