The ones that got cut

Its that time of year where I smother my lips in way too much red lipstick/shine gloss and look unnaturally blissed out: The annual Christmas photo. Below are the ones that didn't make it. In fact, if we're being honest, which I am (maybe a little too much), we photo shopped the final result. Once I figure out how to find it, I'll have to post it. Our final photo looks similar to the one above. This one might have worked, but Sean decided to contemplate the afterlife and had a few questions. Do you have any idea?
Certainly not, for many, many, many reasons (mostly involving me).

Only if we want to show everyone what I look like while smiling and annoyed. Someone is going through a major daddy phase.

Same reason as above.

Really now?

Despite Sean and I looking thrilled, we were a little alarmed that Jared looks like he could handle a full grown basketball. Okay, then.

I don't think you should use a photo when you have to yell "look at me like you love me," three seconds before the flash explodes.

I personally think this should be the winner, but alas, Sean thought we should all be in the photo.
May all your Christmas prepping be as inspiring as ours!


  1. Autumn! I love your blog! I am amazed at your creativity and the ideas you come up with for blog posts! Keep up the good work! I enjoy reading each one! Amy

  2. Too funny! Your kids are just too cute! :)

  3. You make me cry with laughter. Such cute photos. I may steal your idea and post the ones we took that won't make it -- and there are legion.

  4. I have to say you are so good at pulling off red lipstick! And my favorite was the one where you and Sean are staring longingly into one another's eyes!

  5. Well, once again you have made my day!

  6. loved it!!!!!!!!!!! youre so hilarious!! sean is a good sport...i think tyler always wants to kill me when we take pics

  7. This literally made me laugh out loud. Thanks for the giggle. :)

  8. Autumn!

    Wow, it's been forever... Not sure if you read any of the other posts... but Justin and I moved out of the ward and now live in VA!!

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog! It's so wonderful that we can keep up with eachother through the blogs... YOU.ARE.SO.FUNNY!

    I need to get a copy of your book... Mary tells me you are a Brilliant Writer!

    Best of luck no the new novel!