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Home and Family Friday

Welcome to Home and Family Friday. You know, I love a great craft project. Makeovers are my weakness. Wait, no, cookies are my weakness. Oh, and the DIY projects that have been posted here are like something from a magazine.

But, it was this post that just tugged at my heart strings last week. I haven’t shown my kids on here before, because I’m a neurotic freak but after reading this story I’ve decided it’s time to make a change. You see, I’m TOTALLY one of those moms who doesn’t like her picture taken. I’ll give every excuse in the book, too fat, no makeup, bad hair day… Sure, I’ll let my husband take one “token snap shot” to prove I was on the trip, but 99.9% of the time that camera is in my hands and not leaving. I’m taking this challenge and planning to take more pictures of myself having fun with my kids, not just my kids having fun. I can’t put it off until I lose 20 pounds. They’re just growing up too fast and I want them to remember the fun things we did together and not just mom living behind the camera. Thanks for sharing this Rebecca!

This was Spring Break at Suncadia. This is the only picture that I’m in. I think I took about 300.

On with the party! I love seeing all of your projects, makeovers, recipes, and especially great things you’ve done with your family. Thanks for linking up and I hope you’ll take the photo challenge too!

By the way, next week I’m going to feature a favorite project. I’ll use a picture from your link and link back to the original post. I love reading blogs that highlight the previous week’s party.

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The Comments

  • Sarah
    May 21, 2010

    You look great Becca but I'm with you…20lbs or no 20lbs…Gotta get myself in the picture!

  • Grace
    May 21, 2010

    That is so true that I take most of the photos so I usually end up being in a token photo to prove I was on the trip. Thanks for the linky party.

  • Leanne
    May 21, 2010

    You're so right. Juat in the last year I've tried more to put myself in the pictures. You made me cry. Thanks for hosting again.

  • Mary
    May 21, 2010

    I read a post the other day that got me thinking about just how many pictures am I in with my kids. Not many. Trying to change that while I can!

  • Fern Valley Farm
    May 21, 2010

    What a great post, Becca! I feel the same way you do. I've never been one to like having my picture taken, and I'm always the one behind the camera. My husband said he feels bad because if anything ever happens to me, he and the kids won't have very many photos to remember me! I think this is a great challenge! And, I think that is a beautiful photo of you and your kids! You are too cute to be hiding!

  • Rebecca
    May 21, 2010

    Good for you, Becca! And thanks for passing the challenge on!

  • Sabrina
    May 21, 2010

    Thanks for hosting the blog party!

    I do exactly the same thing with Family pictures. I'm never in any of them. When I do break down and pose, it never turns out. I don't know why but I always look horrible on pictures (I don't think YOU suffer from the same ailment by the way!)

    Anyway, keep it up. You're looking good, and happy, and the kids will be so happy to have the pictures when they are older!

  • HoosierHomemade
    May 21, 2010

    Thanks so much for inviting me to join your party! I'm always ready to party! 😉

  • Staci J
    May 21, 2010

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today!!! I linked up with your party:) BTW, I love the picture with you and your darling kids!!