OMG!! I am so excited to finally share my awesome family photo idea with you!
We took these FAMILY TEAM JERSEY photos last fall to use on our Christmas cards, but I didn't want to blog about it until after the Christmas so I wouldn't ruin the surprise for those of you on my list, and then it seemed out of season. Ugh! Needless to say, I've been sitting on these babies FOR-EVAH it seems!
And it's been really hard to wait because they came out even better than I had imagined! Don't 'cha just love it when an idea works out!
It's funny - I don't even remember what gave me the idea for the jerseys now, but I know that KerryAnne at Kablam Promotions gave me an great price on the 'Team Rollins' jerseys and gets high marks for friendly, fast customer service as well!
And with so many kids to keep up with, who couldn't use a number system for them anyway?!
"Hey! One! Can you take 4 and go get diapers for 5 while I start dinner?"
Or how about?
Me: Hi honey! How was your day?
Speed: Pretty good. Where is everyone?
Me: 1 and 2 are working until 6. 3 needs you to call him about his car. 4 is at a friend's until supper and 5 is still napping.
See how easy that is!
We've actually started making them where their jerseys all the time now - ha!
Now you know that there was a collective groan from the varsity squad (especially the boys) when I told them that we going to be wearing matching shirts for our Christmas cards. But when picture day arrived, they were pleasantly surprised by the 'lack of dorkiness'. So there! Sometimes mama does know what she's doin'!
And Captured by Nicole did an awesome job on the photos too! If you're in my neck of the woods and are looking for a great photographer - Nicole is your gal!
I mean seriously! Could they get any cuter? And she did such a great job capturing the relationships between them.
Such sweet siblings, I could not have wished for more for our 'blended' family. Though after more than a decade together, it seems like it's always been this way now. I love it!
In keeping with my football theme, we took pictures beneath the high school stadium as well.
We were trying hard to get a picture where you could easily read the 2012 on mine and Speed's jerseys - that's the year BTW. Just sayin' cause a few of our Christmas card recipients 'didn't get it'. Sometimes I am too clever for my own good I guess!
I love that Snacks is doing his own thing in this one! That's #5 for ya!
We ended up with this one at the center of our Christmas Card collage.
But there were so many good ones, it was almost impossible to decide! So, if you're thinking about Christmas cards (I know I am already) or just something fun to do for family photos this fall - here's a great idea!
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