Thursday, December 5, 2013

simply perfect...

Last Thursday night my local town held their annual 'Xmas Mardi-Gras'. It was hot and sticky that day so I bathed the kids, loaded up the car, and headed to town for the evening... It was a fabulous night! A real buzz of excitement filled the main street and it made me remember just how lucky I am to be part of such a vibrant rural community... 

Something that I try to do with my kids every year for Xmas is get a snap with the jolly ol' man. As any one with kids would know, it can be pretty hard to get a good family Xmas photo - poor lighting, bad location, feral kids, freaked-out kids, average looking Santa, the list could go on.... But, this year our photo was simply perfect! The Cobar Library had a great display set up - cosy lounge, beautifully decorated tree, awesome Santa (this one I've actually know since I was a little girl - Mr Brown you are AWESOME!!!), great elf-helpers, air-conditioning, and what a bonus an actual PHOTOGRAPHER!!! 
xmas 2 
xmas 1
Anna Ryan Photography my pictures are beautiful. Thank you for capturing this moment for me!! - screaming child and all... 


Do you have any Xmas Photo memories (or tips)? 

30 comments:

  1. If your anything like me, you will treasure the last photo :-))))) Great to share when the kids are adults.
    They are gorgeous photos

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I must be just like you Maria... The last photo is my absolute favourite... I'm so glad that I knew the Santa (wink) and was able to hand him a crying baby so that I could get a family snap like this...

      Thanks for popping by and taking the time to leave me a comment... xx

      Delete
  2. Oh those are precious photos! And your little guy is pretty typical at that age. Once he figures out Santa brings presents he'll be all over the guy! LOL! The girls are so pretty and photogenic. Glad you all had a good time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sam!!! I can remember when both my girls where like this - so wish I had a picture to match my memory...

      Thanks for popping by... :)

      Delete
  3. Love your beautiful children! Merry Christmas! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank You Linda - you are too sweet.. xx

      Delete
  4. Lovely photo of the kidlets, one to treasure.....Anna is a talented young lady and I am pleased to see that she is pursuing her career in photography..

    ReplyDelete
  5. Thanks Raylene!!! You are so right - Anna sure is one fabulous photographer...

    Hope your family is well... xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Classic Jodie!! I used to think the Santa photo was a bit daggy but now I wish I had started the tradition of having taken one each year. Tom is now at the stage where he is doubting Santa's authenticity!! But will try to take a nice family photo this year at Christmas and start that tradition.

    PS - any hints on decorating a child proof house for Christmas?? I have just put up the Christmas tree this afternoon and only put on 5 of my knitted stars and Alex has removed everyone one of them!!
    Christine

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. How old is your Tom Christine?? - I love the 'Santa' photo as a tradition, didn't back at the start as it was so hard to get a good one. But now looking back on the 7 that I have, I'm so glad that I stuck with it... :)

      LOL!!! ~ no hints for toddler proof decorating... The way I see it is they're only this big once. Before we know it they'll be all grown up and not bothered with it all so I like to make the most of it while it lasts... I do put my tree up on an old dinning table that has the legs sawn down to about 60cm - Tobie can just reach the bottom row of decorations. As for everything else, he can reach most of that and it's a constant game of cleaning up after him (and my girls too mind you), but I'm cool with that..

      Thanks for popping by.. xx

      Delete
  7. Great pics, Jodie ;) It was a great night...Christmas spirit alive and well...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Suze!!! It was just perfect... xx

      Delete
  8. They are beautiful photos Jodie. What treasures!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Gorgeous photos Jodie, your children are so cute! I wish we had a few more community events around here, I think there is a Carols by Candlelight at some stage but I always seem to miss it! Have a great week, Julie x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Jules...

      I love the Carols at Cobar Jules - usually a dress up affair which adds to the excitement... I often miss it though - not on purpose, just loose track of time with the festive rush.. Must remember to go this year with the family..

      Thanks for popping by.. :)

      Delete
  10. One year olds really do not like Santa, do they? I have pics of my girls both clinging to me at that age, not wanting to sit on Santa's lap. Glad you had a merry old time!

    Joolz xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You're so right Joolz... I did - I had a great time... *^_^*

      Delete
  11. Oh little Tobie, he does not look impressed.
    Beautiful photos though. x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL!!! He wasn't impressed Zara...

      Delete
  12. I was smiling when I saw the first picture, but burst out laughing when I saw the second one....poor, poor Tobie, lol, bless his little heart :)
    Susanne

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. LOL!!! Me too Susanne... My husband thinks I've scared him for life, not when her realises Santa is the one who brings all the goodies at the end of the year..

      Hugs xx

      Delete
  13. Just gorgeous! Lol - little Tobie! They're all scared of Santa at that age. :-)
    Fran.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I don't even know how I ended up here, but I thought this post was good. I don't know who you are but certainly you are going to a famous blogger if you aren't already Cheers!I must admit that this is one great insight. It surely gives a company the opportunity to get in on the ground floor and really take part in creating something special and tailored to their needs.

    Cardsharing Server

    ReplyDelete
  15. Love, love, love this photo! I have a photo almost just like this from when my kids were small. Seeing yours brought back memories of them taking a photo with santa every year.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Forex Latest News, Forex Trading Tips, latest forex trading business updates, trading updates, forex trading latest news, forex brokers directory, forex brokers list, Dollars news affairs, Stock Markets, stock market news, stock market analysis, technology news, international forex markets, international forex business news and all updates about Forex Trading
    ForexAffairs.Com

    ReplyDelete
  17. Classified Sites, Pakistani Classified Sites, USA Classifieds, Indian Classifieds, Entertainment Articles, Entertainment News, Entertainment Pictures, Bollywood, Hollywood and Lollywood Pictures and Videos, Entertainment Latest updates, Hot Entertainment News and Pictures Funny Entertainment Pictures, lol Pictures, Funny Pictures and Much More Fun Only on 1 Current Affairs Network
    hotcurrentaffairs.com

    ReplyDelete
  18. All News updates about Forex Business, Latest Currency news updates, latest forex trading business updates, trading updates, forex trading latest news, forex brokers directory, forex brokers list, Dollars news affairs, Stock Markets, stock market news, stock market analysis, technology news, international forex markets, international forex business news and all updates about Forex Trading
    ForexAffairs.Com

    ReplyDelete
  19. Many peoples want to earn money on internet without any investment but there is many online jobs which have many investments. Now you can earn without any investment with Just clicking and Earn daily upto 10 Dollars.
    Join this Best opportunity to make money online without any investment or Charges.
    HotProClicks.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete