I do like getting the family pictures done. Especially since I always seem to hand my camera to people who can barely find the button to snap the picture. Good pictures of myself are few and far between. Good pictures of me and DH are even further between.
We had done a family photo for Christmas every year until last year. I just lost all my desire to go get them taken. I told DH today that I wanted to go out to the lake on Saturday and take pics. I'll take my tripod and my camera has a timer, so I'll be able to get in some family shots along with shots of me and DH. If they don't turn out good, then I'll probably make a trip to Walmart's photo center.
LOL Steph...you have plenty of time for kids...but I understand your desire! I couldn't wait for kids either!! You don't look heavy at all in your avi pic. Every time you say you need to lose weight, then I think you must be crazy!
I always said that I would take professional pics for my kids, yet only did once. I surprised myself with that because I used to be a studio photographer for Sears Portrait Studio. We just never had the time, the money, and the good moods (someone was always cranky) to do it. I don't feel like I missed out on not having prof pics, but I do love the ones we did have taken. Stetz, if your mom really wants them, why doesn't she just take the kids?
DH was a photographer years ago, and we often just took the kids out to the park or a nice setting for pics.
Alissa, I totally agree with what Stacey said about the kids in your class. They must be so frustrated, and that's got to be overwhelming for any teacher. It's not fair to anyone. My DS was the best behaved kid ever, despite the autism. Seriously.....teachers have always said that they wanted a classroom of Stephen's. It actually worked against him. He was so well behaved, and had good grades, so the school didn't see the issues he was having.
It killed me yesterday to tell a mom that "I can't do that." She had suggested I (and other teachers) just take a few minutes and ask the child what's wrong and walk through the schedule. I have 30 other clowns in my class! I can't take my eyes off of 30 kids for one child and not even for one or two minutes. Overwhelming.
That mother needs smacked upside the head! She needs to care a little more about her child and get him in a setting that is beneficial to him rather than putting him in an environment he cannot deal with! Some parents!
First time ever Alissa? WOW...at least he is improving!
I think of all the money and it was a lot of money I spent on DD's professional shots that I had taken all the time and now those pics are just in an album. I love the shots of them just being themselves so much more! I hope our photo shoot turns out great!
That is a though Stetz, about the fernando thing... I hadn't thought of that one but you could be right. As for the avvie pictures... I'm just good like that lol. Right now I need to lose a good 20lbs still. That BC messed me up something bad and I (unfortunately) have my fathers metabolism... lol
I really have no idea about autism... but are autistic children put in normal classes? I know a lot of situations can become stressful for them. Sorry if I sound like a complete idiot... but I really have no idea.