Thursday, August 12, 2010

Shoot Me! 1/52

I love this idea!

For moms to stop hiding behind the camera.

This is what Carin over at Forever in Blue Jeans has to say about her mimi,

"Shoot Me! It's time to stop hiding behind that camera of yours. Your family is missing you in the picture. So it's time to post a picture of YOU (yes, you) every Thursday with your child, your spouse, your friend, your dog, or even by yourself. Just get in the picture, you'll be glad you did! And just jump in now with 1 of 52, you can do it!"

So today I'll begin to share my camera with others. (I've always had a problem sharing.) To allow myself to be photographed doing my normal daily things with my family. One picture (at least) each week, must include Mom.

No excuses.

No make-up? No problem.
Got a bloated stomach? No problem.
My arms look fat and jiggly? No problem.

Absolutely no excuses. So please humor me and act interested.

I have so few pictures of me with my first few daughters when they were young. I was always the one taking the pictures. Now my first few are old enough to share my camera (in a VERY closely monitored situation.) Doesn't mean they're good photographers, but hey, a blurry picture covers a multitude of sin. ;)

So here we go.....

Last night after watering the flowers and grass.....

I took all the kids on a walk through our village. Through vineyards....

(Maybe my kids will learn to be better photographers by the time this year is up!)

..and through the back streets.

We walked so far, Justice ended up with blisters. He got a free ride home. ;)


Tracy said...

I hate my picture taken!

I have several where Kayla has snapped a random picture here and there...and believe me when I say they are terrible.

Maybe I will let her take a few on purpose ;o)

Kay said...

You are so pretty Nina! It's nice to see random shots like this.

Jan said...

These are fun photos of you and your family. It's great that you have the kiddos take part in this meme.

Jennifer said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Glad your doing the Shoot Me Challenge... its fun to look back at the pics. Your family is BEAUTIFUL and I bet Portugal is Beautiful too!

Betty said...

What a great idea! I love to see the photographer in his/her pictures. You look great and your kids did a good job taking the pics.
Can´t wait to see more!

Janis said...

Welcome to the shoot me meme. Cute photos. Love your childrens names. Nice looking family!

Cathy said...

Sweet pictures and great idea!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE your pictures! This is a great idea.

Erin said...

This project has really helped me to get past my loathing of having my picture taken. They see me the way I am and love me, so I need to start doing the same thing! You are a lovely woman with some gorgeous kids...have an awesome year...

Becka said...

Brave brave ,you are,
atleast your skinny, I hate FAT! pic's of me, I'll have to think about it, haha

love you much much