Not perfect... but better than no picture at all.
Can you tell I had to sprint like Usain Bolt to be in the shot?
side note: I couldn't remember Bolt's name so I googled fastest man, and unfortunately typed in fattest man instead.I'm not sure how long it will take to recover.
What was I saying?
Our complete extended family is only able to get together once a year.
With two sisters a seven hour drive away, and another, two plane rides away,
we always try and get that family photo when we can.
As much as it is a pain to do, we make the effort.
And it is always worth it in the end.
Last years effort did include little ham hocks,
but he was still in the oven.
The kids are never thrilled
and we usually only have about a 15 minute window
before it all goes to hell in a handbasket.
At the time, the extra half hour we need to get these done
seems more like hours and hours.
And no, the pictures are never perfect.
But in the end.
I know we will be happy to have them.
So the next time you are thinking about taking that large family photo,
and the idea of pulling out that tripod
and figuring out the timed photo on your camera
just seems like too much trouble.
Start yelling for everyone to get on over to a certain spot,
and grab some snacks for the littles, so they will actually sit on dad.
And take the time.
Even if you pull a hamstring while attempting it....