Finally getting around to sharing pictures from our family road-trip this summer! We decided to use these pictures for our annual holiday card~I hope you enjoy!
You know what really adds to this blog post? A sound track…holiday rooooooad!
okay, got it rolling? You may proceed.
And here are some larger images from our ‘trip’ in case you wanted to see our ‘awesome’ outfits and hair closeup!
No hands! (please note my epic photoshop skillz)
If anyone ever doubted that Brady was my child….I think this picture pretty much dispels any lingering seed of doubt.
When I see this picture…I can faintly hear ‘dueling banjo’s’ playing in the background.
‘lost in minnesota’
‘ru roh, car broke down…we are sad, hence the big bottom lips’
Fighting in the backseat, typical brothers.
Our cards from the last 2 years:
2012 OUR FAVORITE THINGS
2011 AWKWARD FAMILY CHRISTMAS *The idea for this years ‘grizwold card’ came from 2 years ago, when I saw my husband wearing those nasty old-man glasses. He reminded me of a young chevy chase….and also a creepy pedophile. But mostly, he reminded me of Clark. Not sure if I can bring those glasses into my card again next year…I’ll have to do some brainstorming!
*Special Thanks to: Angie Kiefer for being the awesome (and patient) lady behind the camera~I owe you! Krista Sahlin~for helping me to design my postcard-style card this year…I was struggling! And to the guy who borrowed me his car~thanks man~let me know when I can return the favor!
Here is a little description (from my bah humbug letter) of our ‘Truckster’ Adventure.
This year I was on a mission to do a Grizwald themed photo shoot. I’d been hunting for a ‘family truckster’ (old station-wagon) all summer…those things are nigh-impossible to find! I looked online, I drove aimlessly through neighborhoods, I went to car-shows, I chased cars down the road, I left notes in mailboxes and windshields. Finally, someone called me back! It was perfect…the car was awesome…but not driveable. I really wanted to have ‘action shots’…but at this point, I was going to take what I could get! We did some pictures outside of the car, and then jumped inside for some more. The car was old and dirty, but the kids didn’t care. After we were done, I realized I left my sunglasses somewhere in that old car, and asked Korey to look for them while I packed everything else up. He looked for a few minutes, and came up empty. After we got home, Kor casually mentioned that he found piles of snake skins underneath all of the seats in that car. Say what? I almost lost my supper. We had been sitting amongst snake nests during that whole photo shoot. I have no idea what we’ll do next year…but I’m 99% sure the photos will be taken in my snake-free studio.
A couple of fun facts about this shoot:
* Lucy cried when she saw my hair/makeup…I think she was scared I was going to do the same thing to her.
* I shot the pictures of the kids separately on a different day…we didn’t stay long at the ‘car site’…as it was on a busy road and I was afraid one of the kiddos was going to get hit by a car!
* The chickens are real…’goldie’ wasn’t very cooperative…hence her lack of eye contact in most of the shots….definitely not model material.
* We originally considered finding someone to play ‘aunt edna’…but never got around to it.
* I shopped at two different thrift stores to find appropriate attire…ironically, my outfit is from Target (this season), and Kor’s outfit is from his dad’s closet. Go figure.
*Here is the ‘letter’ from our postcard, in case the font was too small (I couldn’t help it, I wanted to fit everything on a 5×7 piece of paper)!
Dear Cousin Eddie,
Our family vacation was crazy! The car broke down twice, we left Brady at a rest stop, Lucy begged to see the second biggest ball of twine in the world which turned into a 9 hour detour, Riley took the chickens off the roof to feed them and lost all but two of them, Kor nearly drove us off a cliff (thank goodness Aunt Edna didn’t come along, she would have freaked), Kelly checked herself into a day spa after one too many ‘are we there yets’ caused her to snap, and we all ate some really bad sushi from a gas station.,..but we finally made it to Wally World!
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