Saturday, January 1, 2011

Trying to Take a Family Portrait....

I just got these wonderful pictures from my niece, Cristine.  She was our official Christmas photographer and wrangled us all together for a "formal" family picture.  Well, you can imagine when you get The Weissmuellers, The Gibsons, The Simpsons, an Antolak, a Hughes and a Pinzon/Weissmueller all together.

A lot of out-takes!

First of all, where is Mr. Tennis?? Second, what are we all looking at up in the sky and Pete, please get your hand away from your face!

Better, but, uh Joe? Look at the camera and tell your sister, Victoria to take that sticker off her forehead!

Alright people, stop with the shenanigans! Gotta love the body language on Kurt looking at Pete and Cristine!

Finally, a semi-normal picture of our very blended family for Christmas 2010.  Wait a second! Joe! Stop rolling your eyes!

Last chance...

We aren't perfect, but at least we are all looking at the camera! Back row: The Maven, The Writer, Eddie and Maria, Kurt, Cristine and Pete. Middle:  Mr. T, me, Orlando Grandma and Richard. Front: Victoria, Joe and Valerie.

That's us in a nutshell! Thanks Cristine for recording the insanity!


Doris Sturm said...

I wonder what's more fun, the act of getting together to take the photo - or getting a good photo of everyone together - I guess both of it is fun. When you have family, you are blessed!

Thanks for sharing your family with us. Happy New Year!

Linda said...

How fun you could all get is always an adventure to take a family photo!

The Thuglets said...

Happy New Year to you and the family!

You did so well to get everyone together.

Hoping all your wishes and dreams for 2011 come true.

Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Mr. Connor said...

Did not realize we had taken soooooo many pictures. Turned out in the end okay. Now we have to get them sent down under !

Claudia said...

What a lovely family! Happy New Year to you and your beautiful family.


Sue said...

I LOVE the third photo the best! That is the one I would pick because it is truly your family just being who they are!

Happy New Year,

Cooper and Lola said...

How fun... Your family is a lot like mine when it comes to photos. Happy New Year!

Orlando Grandma said...

Two important things, the final take and the fun we had while having the picture taken, thanks Cristine.