We Finally DID IT!

Meaning, we finally got a full family photo of sorts.
Let me tell you about that. Corralling four children and a husband together at one time can be a bit of a challenge. Especially when one child is an almost eleven year old photo taking hater, the other is a two year old tornado, and the other two are tired in general. Point deduction for lack of planning on mom’s part this time. However, we got some semi-decent photos of the family on my little digicam and I’m going with those for a while until we get our professional ones taken. I’m just saying. So here we go. And just for fun, I included the entire process of trying to set for correct lighting and all, so pay special attention to Mr. Nicholes as he sits patiently waiting for me to get the focus and timing set.
The ladybug testing the camera settings.
There are several things that I want to bring to your attention in an attempt at keeping you from going through the same issues that I did. Let us take out our notebooks shall we?
  1. Make sure that your oldest child actually likes to take pictures. You see how the cellist is laying like a log on the first four or so pictures? Yeah, he didn’t want to take this photo at all. And then he got all patronizing with the overly toothy smile. And that last photo there just screams “My parents are making me do this, however, I’m going to put in enough sarcasm THROUGH my smile to get my point across.” Point taken Mr. Cellist, however, just remember…I am the master at sarcasm!
  2. The ladybugs right foot. Do you SEE that hole in her tights?! Only MY child would see the start of a small hole and then make it big enough for her entire foot to fit through.
  3. Mr. Twizzler is NOT happy. I’m not going to tell you that it is probably from his cloth diaper and pants ratio are totally NOT correct. As soon as I removed the baby pants, he could breathe. You live and you learn.
  4. Ms. Twizzler looking everywhere BUT the camera, because she can’t understand why Mr. Twizzler is crying bloody murder.
  5. Mr. Nicholes being so patient through it all.
  6. And a frazzled yet fantastic looking (if I do say so myself) Mrs. Nicholes just happy for her family and slice of the American dream. What a blessing my small corner is. 


  1. Rae says:

    LOL The Cellist was the first person I noticed. Like "woe is me. They're MAKING me take a picture. Let me slump over here." No matter his attitude, or the bug's holey stocking, or Mr. Twizzler's crying it's a REAL picture of your family.

  2. Anne says:

    What a funny blog!!! Especially about the little bug's hole in the tights. Hahaha…but overall Tasha…your family is beautiful as it is!!! I miss you guys!!! 😀

  3. Sarah says:

    checking in. . . What a lovely family! You are a hoot, Mrs. Nichols! I always get a snicker or two from your blogging. Such a sense of humor you have.

  4. N. Nicholes says:

    @Rae – Isn't it just a little bit more than melodramatic? I am wondering what phase will be after this. LOL!

    @Anne – We miss you too! Thanks for stopping through.

    @Shonda – Yes they are! I find myself wondering how three months went so fast.

    @Sarah – Hey there! I missing a lot of my bloggy buddies, but I promise to get caught up as soon as I possibly can. Thank you for stopping through and thinking about us.

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