4th of July Family Picture!

Every year, we take a picture of the family on Independence day before we go to the  parade.  There are some guidelines we follow:

  1. Matching clothes (if possible);
  2. red-white-and-blue clothes (also black works);
  3. plain background (usually alders);
  4. Everyone smiles;
  5. Do when we first walk out the door;
  6. Use the self-timer feature with the camera on a tripod
  7. Don’t move the camera or change the settings so we can Photoshop a face or two if we need to.
  8. Enlist the help of ‘Blacky’ (if possible) to help us get some smiles.

This year’s picture is pretty good.  I should have worn blue-jeans or black pants.  In the photo above, John Caleb’s face has been photoshopped.  I had to hold Luke’s hand away from his face because he kept covering up his smile with a ‘nervous tick.’

It’s 6:30 PM and we are tired.  We just woke up from a 2.5 hour nap and we missed out, entirely, on the mad river race–as we usually do each year–Bummer.  At 5:45, Holly and I looked around and all three boys were asleep and we decided to stay at home instead of wake them up for a 20 minute car drive.

I’ll post some pictures soon of the mayhem at the Tlingit Park: the races and such.

One Response

  1. Great annual picture! Love it!

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