Friday 28 December 2012

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Behind the Scenes of our Christmas Photo

If you follow More Kids Than Suitcases on Facebook then you've already seen this, but for those of you who don't, this is the Christmas picture that we posted to our followers on Christmas Day.

Christmas card Family tree

Now in the blogging world, they have this thing called full disclosure, where I have to tell you about things that are provided to us free of charge. In the interest of fulfilling this duty, I would like to inform you that this picture was not taken in our house, those are not our presents under the tree, we borrowed the cupcakes that Lori is holding and no, that's not our dog.

We were killing a little time at my sister's house, since she decided it was more important to stop for lunch on her way home from the airport than to hurry back and meet her brother, so we thought we would take some family photos. Everything started out nice and orderly with everybody doing what they were supposed to be doing...

Family Christmas photo

Then the dogs noticed that Lori had cupcakes...

Family Christmas picture with dogs

Then I noticed that Lori had cupcakes, and it all kind of went downhill after that...

Christmas family photo wrong chaos

Also, I know the rule says I have to tell you when things are provided to me for free, but I'm a little fuzzy on the exact specifications of the rule. Do they have to be provided willingly? Because some of those decorations were really hard to get.

high up Christmas decorations piggyback

...and others....well let's just say they wouldn't have been provided at all if their end use had been known. 

duel Christmas trees sword fight

Christmas wreath as hat

Finally, we were also provided with a free dinner in exchange for our visitation. Kind of. I mean, we weren't exactly invited, but if you found a pot full of meatballs simmering on the stove, wouldn't you assume they were meant for you? Of course you would. Bonus points if you knew that you're supposed to eat in the kitchen though. Apparently there's some sort of "rule" about eating on the white sofa.

Eating living room from pot

So there you have it. Full disclosure for our 2012 Christmas picture. If you'd like to host next years picture, just drop us a line. You don't need to be home, just leave us a key and something cooking for dinner. We'll handle the rest. 

Merry Christmas Everybody!

 Written by Steve Pratt