The Funniest Christmas Picture + a New Year's Giveaway

12.29.2014

Well hello there! My Christmas celebrations have come to a close, and I'm on a Christmas cookie detox at least until tomorrow. Jordan and I got back last night from a weekend in Texas with my family, and I'm on a state of high alert. Our apartment is a mess, our fridge is empty, and I have about 10 loads of laundry to do. No one told me being an adult would be so much fun. And by fun I mean hard work.

I wanted to pop in and share a funny moment from Christmas with my family. In case you haven't been around for a while, we are big fans of the tripod and self-timer. Every time the whole family is together, we set it up and take a few pictures.

This year, we all got a pair of flannel pjs for Christmas. I know for some people that's a tradition, but this is the first year I can remember everyone getting a new pair.
After everyone opened their pjs, we put them on and set up the tripod. At the exact moment the picture took, I jumped up on Jordan's back and kicked out my back leg. You know how music videos and movies have disclaimers like "no dogs or trees were harmed in the making of this movie"? 

Well, let's just say that someone WAS harmed in the making of this picture.
Ahem. Sorry, Dad.
But seriously, I'm dying right now. This is hilarious.

I'm sure there will be more Christmas pictures and stories to come on the blog, but for now... I'm excited to team up with these ladies for a New Year's giveaway that will hopefully bless one of you as we enter 2015. There will be 3 winners! Enter using the giveaway tool below.

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Bethany Carson said...

That is a pretty neat family picture (your poor dad though!). It looks like everyone had a lot of fun. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I find reading the Bible and praying most beneficial to my walk with Christ. I enjoy music as long as I can hear it live at a concert.

Anonymous said...

Good thing your dad is done having kids! Ouch!

shelleystursma said...

Oh, that pictured!

I find that it's easy to worship God as I listen to music.

Robyn B said...

music & journaling are my go-to ways to spend time with God!

Caroline @ In Due Time said...

Omg - that picture!!! Your family looks like so much fun!!!! I love it!!!!

Allie @ Everyday Adventures said...

Ha! Your family pictures are always way more fun than ours! And yes to your whole first paragraph. I have been stressed out since the second we got back in town.

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Oh my word, your poor Dad! Perfect timed photo op though. Haha! I love the tradition of the new pajamas.

Kayla MKOY said...

OH MY GOSH! I'm dying at that picture, hahhaa your Dad! Ahh. But seriously, Christmas Pjs are the best!!!

PAM said...

Great picture-so much fun in one picture!
For me to worship I go to a specific spot (chair) in the house, find quiet, free from everything and read scripture and pray.

Breenah A said...

That picture needs to be printed out, and LARGE, and framed.

Ali said...

This is the best picture ever! Too funny. Glad you had a great Christmas! I'm still wading through Christmas cookies at my house. If I eat 6 every night, they'll be gone sooner, right? That's good logic, no?

Alicia | Jaybird: Home in Motion said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! Hope your dad was able to rest and maybe ice his knee for awhile during the rest of the celebrations. ;-) Merry Christmas, Amanda!

Amy - A Desert Girl said...

Dying. Oh. Wow. That is hilarious.

Merry Christmas!

Miriam said...

That photo! Christmas card 2015, done!

Erin LFF said...

That is absolutely the best Christmas photo hands down- omg!!! I LOLed in my office!!!!

Susannah said...

Oh my goodness, that picture is the best!!! I'm glad you had a wonderful Christmas!

Erika @ All Things E said...

Such a framer right there. LOVE that photo! Looks so fun! Next year's Christmas card? Glad to hear you had a great holiday!

Courtney said...

LOLOLOL poor Dad. Silver lining, he was probably able to hit the really high notes during Christmas caroling later?

Becky said...

Hahaha ohhh nook your poor dad!!!! Perfect timing tripod!!!! I love love love Christmas pjs - I can never have too many comfy pants :)

Kristin Saling said...

Oh, your poor dad - but that picture is hilarious!!

Kiki said...

Oh man, that photo is PRICELESS. I was already loving all of the other photos in your post, but your camera's timer went off at the perfect moment. Your poor dad--but what a memorable photo that you all have now! :)

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Haha! Oh man, this is seriously priceless! Poor guy!

Kristen said...

oh my gosh - there are actual tears on my face i am laughing so hard. it took me a second to see it but holy hilarious. that is amazing.
i really love all your jammies. i want some.

Brittany said...

That picture is phenomenal. Fridge-worthy in my opinion.

Charlotte said...

Perfect family picture. :)
Glad you had a nice Christmas. Here's to the New Year!

Anonymous said...

Next year's Christmas card picture, perhaps? :) Wonder if your dad thinks the end product was worth the pain . . . A hilarious image, for sure.

Beka @ Sunshine to the Square Inch said...

Your poor Dad! I'm glad you all have a good sense of humor about things.

The Hungry Goat said...

Holy crap. That is the most hilarious holiday picture that ever was. I just kept laughing.

Kate said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. I can't even handle this. I almost feel bad for the effort everyone else is putting into the picture because your dad, for obvious reasons, steals their thunder.

Elah Tree said...

HAHAHAHAHA! You guys take the best family photos ever! Love it!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

BAHAHAHA! Oh my goodness, I'm dying! That is BEYOND hilarious! Your poor dad! But seriously, that photo... gold! If you had been recording instead of taking a photo you totally could've submitted that to AFV. ;)

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