Each person moves into place. Some are more camera shy than others.
And then just when everyone is in position, the camera decides to go on rapid-fire continuous picture mode and take 3,506 pictures in a row.
So, I get up to fix it...
And I about wipe out behind the tri-pod as I try to shut off the camera.
Meanwhile, everyone is laughing...
So I run back in and try to squeeze in the picture and have just enough time to strike a pose:
I think this picture would have been the winner if I hadn't covered up one half of my parental unit.
And of course, mayhem followed.
There was some of this...
And some of that...
And just when I thought we had taken a good one, we noticed that our sweet, precious five year-old had morphed into a gremlin.
Nothing says "Christmas" like a little gremlin.
Finally, after our retinas were seared from the rapid-fire flashes, we captured a good one:
It is a Christmas miracle.
So my faithful readers (I think I am up to 6 now), I hope your Christmas is full of joy and wonder as we celebrate the birth of Jesus! And perhaps a bite of fudge or two.
Merry Christmas from my crazy family to yours!