May 14, 2009

Pictures of me (and you 2)

Are you a Pioneer Woman Blog reader yet? Did you read this?
Here's a small portion of the post that hit me (regarding taking pictures with me in them)...
1. In five years you will look five years older….you WILL look young in the pictures you take today!
2. Ten years ago I thought I was fat. Oh my goodness….I should have taken pictures THEN.
3. Your children look at you all day long. THEY know what you look like. They won’t care how you look in the picture.
I really don’t like how I look in pictures. It pains me. I still want to look like I did when I was 25 years old. And really I’m shocked that I don’t.
But seriously. My children love me just the way I am. Chins and all.
Consider this your call to action!
You can do it. I know you can. If I can, you can!
Let your light shine. You will never regret it!

This is something that hits me hard. I have ONE (Yup, 1) picture of my mom framed in my house. She hated having her picture taken... I do too, but Im vowing to be in more... for my kids!

Here's what E and I did after reading that... (and I'm even showing of my post preggo body...)
Not perfect... the couch is actually the focus point...

Ummm, not sure what happened here...

Ummm, do I need to tell you whats big wrong with this picture?

The point is, they are not perfect, but I'm in them and thats what matters!


MandaKay said...

You look beautiful and that challenge could not be better!

Jennifer said...

Very cool. I may be inspired to include myself!