Monday, December 24, 2012

While Wrapping Gifts

I mostly avoid posting pictures of myself here. Whatever it says about me, I don't much like looking at my own image. But I don't want to miss recording moments such as this one while wrapping gifts, when when my daughter put reindeer antlers with little red bows on my head, pulled on her Santa hat, then plopped in my lap, hugged me and said, "Daddy, take a picture of us!" The background's blurred because really, it was a mess, but my girl? To me, she shines.


  1. So does your girl's mama. No matter how you feel about it.
    Merry Christmas, honey.

  2. You both shine. Merry Christmas.

  3. I love when you post pictures of you. And you know what? My sister, Deanna, didn't like me taking photos of her much. She was here at our house every day with the kids doing homework, etc. and can you believe that I barely have any photos of that time? In fact, I don't have a single image of her at the kitchen table with the kids--which I would give anything to have right now. I guess it was just so everyday, so given, you know? As much as I'm the paparazzi, I can't believe I didn't take at least one snap with her in it. Just pictures of times when I know she was there but she wasn't in any of them. Kids at the table, her bag and stuff are in it--just not her.

    The very, very few I have from those times at home or at the boys' games I cherish so much. So my point? Let them take your picture. Especially during these special moments--but in the every day times,too. Smile, hug, and let them capture your image . . . you must.

    Perhaps you do already and just don't post them. It's okay not to post them. Just be sure that they're happening and that you're letting your own face be a part of the historical registry. Much love to you at Christmas and always.

    xo, Kimberly

  4. you are beautiful. my mother has passed away and i wish more than anything that i had more pictures like this with her. i'm trying my best to remember this for my own daughters (i, too, hate having my own pic taken).

  5. What a precious moment, the memory of which you will treasure in years to come.

    No need to blur out a mess - you're among friends here and we all have plenty of mess. ;)

  6. how can you not post this picture??!!!! :)

  7. You both shine:) I treasure very photo with my girl & WISH WISH WISH I had more.
    These precious memories

  8. Ha, I didn't see the antlers until I read your post. I just thought you had little ribbons on your head.

    Great photo. I bet you love having the family all back together.

    Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family.


  9. Yes, you both shine, Angella - beautiful photo of two beautiful woman.

    Christmas blessings to you and your family

    Claire xo

  10. Beautiful!! Pure love!
    Sending you all best wishes for the Holiday Season, and may all of your wishes come true in the New Year.
    Hugs ~

  11. Oh, that is truly a lovely photo, thanks so much for sharing it.

    And I agree with Kimberly, hopefully you let people take photos of you, even if you don't often post them here.

    Merry Christmas :)


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