Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Christmas Card Outtakes

I love Christmas Card time, I get to combine a few of the things that I love...design, photography and my favorite little subject matter! Here is how our 2007 card turned out.

Cute, right? But I thought it might be fun to see a little behind the scenes from the photoshoot that produced that perfect little picture...

First the ones that almost made the cut...

I had some fun with filters on this one...Henry circa 1950

Then there were ones that were cute, but not exactly Christmas Card worthy...

I moved outside and took some pictures looking in, again, some I just love, but not for the card. Jack decided he wanted to get in on the act as well, and if you look really hard you can see me peeking in the reflection in one corner.

THEN Jack REALLY decided to get in on the act. WARNING: If you are offended by doggie slobber please skip this part. (What's wrong? Don't worry, it will just build Henry's immunity, right?)

Very sly there Jack!

Pllllleeeease...we are brothers after all!

Thanks bro!

You've got just a little on your chin, here, let me get that for you.

Did I mention in the rush to get the perfect light, to keep Henry happy once he saw the candy cane and wanted it immediately, to work around breakfast, bath, lunch and nap, that we seem to have forgoten a crucial part of his wardrobe. Oops.

AND, we know, we know...boy oh boy does that door need to be painted!

Merry Christmas and and Happy New Year from Henry, Jenny, Ed, Jack and the Baby to be named later!...I've already gotten that little one booked for next year's card!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Henry's Thanksgiving Announcement

Thanksgiving was a big day for us! We did a big "Allen/Gibson" combination dinner and decided to go out to eat this year. My Mom and Dad and Sister Kate joined Ed's Dad and wife Betsy, his big Brother Kenny was visiting from Florida as well as Kenny's daughter and Ed's Cousin Julie and her husband Jeremy who were visiting from Nashville. We went to Pennyrile State Park Lodge to eat and got there only to stand in line for about an hour. It wasn't a bad wait because it was fun to chat with the family...but I was sweating bullets because we had a secret to unveil...Henry had surprise lurking under his jacket. Of course standing there in line for an hour, more than a couple people suggested we take his jacket off...but we couldn't just yet because we wanted to get to the table to reveal his big announcement....

UPDATE: Henry will be a big brother at the end of June (25th or so)!