I was so excited when I heard that both of my sons would be off work for Christmas! Finally we could spend some family time all together. We decided to exchange gifts, go to a movie, go out to dinner and then tour Christmas town USA, in Mcadenville, NC, where they would be displaying their 58th annual Christmas town lights.
While I cleaned up the kitchen after breakfast, I heard the sound of screaming as the guys chased each other around the house hitting each other with the wrapping paper rolls! Really? I would have thought by their age they would have outgrown that pastime. I guess not. As I was going through some photos to post on Facebook, I realized it had been 5 years since we were all in a photo together! Because I’m ALWAYS behind the camera. As the day progressed, I informed them I wanted to take a family photo. With the moaning and complaining that followed, you would have thought I said they had to clean out the garage! With the family looking spiffy, I set up the tripod and put the camera on self timer. I got a few decent shots of different groupings in about 10 minutes. This was really important and I was really excited about it. The guys, NOT SO MUCH! After complaints about a shirt change, the weather being too cold and the fact that in “their” opinion I was taking too many photos, I gave up without a fight. *SIGH* No wonder the family photos from the last few years are scarce. (more…)