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    Rule # 1: Don’t Kick the Wall. (’cause you’re the one who has to fix it!)

    31 December

    Why are family pictures so difficult to orchestrate?  It’s not as if they are going to be displayed in the Smithsonian, for gosh sakes (that is, unless you become the President)! But twice in my lifetime-nay-thrice have I attempted the professional family portrait, and each attempt produced results worse than the last.

    I am not sure if it’s the expectation of what a “family portrait” should look like- I mean, we have all seen the stunning shots of those families dressed in coordinated clothing, barefooted, perfectly coiffed hairs and sun-kissed skin- who doesn’t wish their families vacationed in the Hamptons in the summers and frolicked the days away on the beach? I really want my kids to look as groomed and…vigorous…as the Kennedy Clan.

    But somehow, upon every scheduled photo session, we all manage to fall apart- emotionally, physically, couture..ly….(I know it’s not a word…).

    Our last photo session began with me very uncharacteristically kicking a dent in the wall out of frustration, and ended with some absolutely well-photographed pictures of a ragamuffin crew of a family. We all needed hair cuts, premeditated clothing choices, and, by all means, new shoes. (I guess that, just because a four-year old CAN dress himself, doesn’t mean he SHOULD…)

    When I saw the proofs, I felt sorry for the highly sought-after photographer who probably wished she was doing something more productive like flossing her teeth or watching paint dry. She was extremely kind to us, though, in spite of our severely lackadaisical approach to the event.

    Ultimately, we walked away with a pic that I think best depicts the personalites of our family members: Wilson-active and silly, Amelia-musing and demure, Solo-in constant protest, Aaron- always comfortable in his environment, and I-uttering commands behind feigned smiles (“sit. up. now. son.”).

    So, in celebration and welcoming of the New Year ahead of us all, The Lehmanns would like to wish you a Truly Prosperous New Year, full of wonder, love, and accomplishment, and pray that you have the grace and peace to tolerate really annoying situations!

    Say “CHEEEEESE!”

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    4 Responses to “Rule # 1: Don’t Kick the Wall. (’cause you’re the one who has to fix it!)”

    1. laurie blundell December 31, 2011 at 9:37 pm #

      I love the family photo….its you and that's all that matters. It doesn't matter that you needed hair cuts or new shoes…and the fact that solo dressed himself. Its a wonderful portrait of your loving family and how you guys were in 2011!

    2. mom December 31, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

      my beautiful family , i dont see anything wrong with this picture.it portrays the lehmanns wonderfully, all brillent , funny , loving and unique.. mia's looking cool ,just like her mommy ,. im sure as soon as the picture was snapped she barked an order to the boys to sit up and act right !LOL i love it..

    3. raquel January 1, 2012 at 12:24 am #

      Love it!

    4. Heidi_B October 28, 2012 at 9:07 am #

      I love that pic! I wouldn’t be surprised to see it floating around pinterest on behalf of it’s cuteness :-)

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