SIL Jen and I have been in negotiations over my Christmas card layout for this year. She has something against me liking blue and wanting it for a background two years in a row. Actually, I don't think last year's card was blue. I don't remember sending out cards last year. The year before that had a navy background though, I do know that.
Anyway, cards are coming this year. Really awesome cards. The only thing I regret about this year's photo shoot is that no one took a picture of my mother sliding down the stairs on her butt while we, the Evans family, were sitting for our portrait. My mother--ever the scalliwag, even in her "dotage."
No I won't show you the picture that I finally chose. But I will show you a few that I didn't choose.
This picture was actually taken as a test to see if the basement room offered enough light. But I liked how it looked and kept it. I fiddled with it too, to make it look "artsy."
I fiddled with this picture too. I love the random poses. Other Jim is in fact texting.
I asked for the boys to sit for a group picture. This is how OJ treats his younger brother.
This picture was actually born of a suggestion from my sliding-down-the-stairs-on-her-hinder-to-make-people-laugh-while-they-are-getting-their-picture-taken mother. She said, "Everybody look NOT at the camera!"
One more note: Other than some of these silly ones, Paul had the same face for every other picture. He was like a statue. I will show you. I solemnly swear that these five pictures of Paul's head are from five DIFFERENT shots. Of course you can really tell with the last one. He was sitting in that picture.