christmas card photos.

Here is a quick trip down memory lane. We hit some bumps in the road with family photos on our Christmas cards. I'm happy to say we are on the road to recovery.

2007

2007

2008 - This was the ONLY picture I could find of the three of us. NOTE TO SELF : take more family photos!

2008 - This was the ONLY picture I could find of the three of us. NOTE TO SELF : take more family photos!

2008 - A Christmas picture of Audrey.

2008 - A Christmas picture of Audrey.

2009 - Not sure what we did for Christmas cards this year either and the only family photo I could find was in front of Home Depot, picking out our tree!

2009 - Not sure what we did for Christmas cards this year either and the only family photo I could find was in front of Home Depot, picking out our tree!

2010 - Finally pulling things together!

2010 - Finally pulling things together!

2011 - Expecting a little one!

2011 - Expecting a little one!

Each year we attempt our family photos with a tripod and a self-timer. This year we upgraded to a wireless remote. It is sort of silly to watch the whole thing go down. It's even harder as we add more kids to the mix. So many times I want to throw in the towel and just take a picture of the kids and call it done. But when we look back I'll be happy that we took the time to take a family portrait (see 2008 & 2009). 

Here i am checking the settings on the camera this year while Audrey is clicking away on the remote. 

Here i am checking the settings on the camera this year while Audrey is clicking away on the remote. 

In case you are attempting family pictures for your card this year, I recommend checking out these helpful hits.