Sunday, December 14, 2008

Merry Christmas, Ladies (and other possible titles to rejected Christmas card entries)

I gave it one night in front of my sister's Christmas tree to get a card-worthy photo of the family. This might have been the best of the bunch, mainly bc it is the funniest. I think the confusion a card featuring only this photo would have generated would have outweighed the humor of it, so we ended up just choosing one of the boys from a month ago. Here are the other contenders:"Merry Christmas! Will just watched a neat video that we have enclosed with our card! Please view! Love, the Cannons"

The first of these was rejected because it was not my best photo, and that is the most important consideration. The second photo was taken after Andrew had watched The Ring video, so his face was too smeared.

I am moderately satisfied with our Christmas card this year, but I resolve to do better next year. At least Brig has a nice new profile pic for his LDS Singles account.

14 comments:

Alexandra said...
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Jessica and Matt said...

So, who's that guy? You mentioned that he has an account with LDSingles.....?
I'm definitely interested. Merry Christmas to you, too!

Ashley said...

The problem with kids our kids' ages is that they are too young to be bribed into sitting still and too old to be held peacefully. I am not proud of my picture at all this year--but who has the time to think about a retake? Even my vanity does not allow that.

Michelle said...

you're hilarious! I love the pics...You should totally just send out cards w/ a picture of Brigham. I would laugh so hard! okay, not realistic...but still would have been funny!

Momo Cannon said...

I thought at least one of the photos was great! We love you all. Merry Christmas! Love, Momo

Momo Cannon said...

I take it back, there is a creepy looking elf looking over Brigham's right shoulder that ruins the picture for me. Momo

Tat said...

And a holly, jolly Christmas to you, too, Brigham!

Audrey said...

Cute photos! We have missed you! By the way in looking at our Christmas card we realized that outings with your family made the top two spots on the list of our families' first! We'll have to make some more memories soon!

Katie Cannon said...

Your post left me laughing for minutes! I just couldn't stop, I also love my moms comments. they are funny too. I miss you guys so much. I love reading your blog.

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melissaandagustinsegurafamily said...

What a spiffy tree! I love that little elf peering over Brigham's shoulder.
Your Christmas card this year is very sweet, thanks.
love,
missy

lynne said...

I totally agree that the Christmas card is 100% about how I look in it.

Although that being said, I think you should have gone with the all-Brigham card! That would have been so awesome!

Ie Li said...

I love your pictures and your wit.

familia Bybaran said...

That's great. I had a similar picture for our would-be card this year. I just never got around to sending it, but did blog about it. Good for you.