This blog is my place to vent and share resources with other parents of children of trauma. I try to be open and honest about my feelings in order to help others know they are not alone. Therapeutic parenting of adopted teenagers with RAD and other severe mental illnesses and issues (plus "neurotypical" teens) , is not easy, and there are time when I say what I feel... at the moment. We're all human!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Christmas Pictures!

These first two are the shots I'll be sending to biofamily of Kitty and Bear. Bear was in the middle of "No Shave November." Scruffy is not my favorite look for him.

My Boys!

I really like this shot. Even though I have some serious double chin going on.

Truthfully this is my favorite shot, even though it's not very traditional. I think it reflects our family pretty well. Even Bear's expression says it all.

Here's the photoshopped version. Which do you like better?

My favorite shot that's a little more traditional cause it hides my double chin and everyone's smiling. Don't know why Bear looks photoshopped in, just his shirt popping I guess. The only photoshopping in this pic was Kitty. In the original she looks like she's mid-sneeze.

This last one has been photoshopped to death, and is the most traditional of all of them all. It's Bob's favorite.
So which would you pick?
The final choice will be on this blog for a year so I need your input guys!


Kristina P. said...

I like the second to last one!

Kari said...

I like the first full family shot!

Anonymous said...

I like the one you call your favorite, with Bear's exasperated expression.

If I were sending them to my aunts and uncles I'd choose the last one.

Miz Kizzle said...

They're all nice pictures. I had to smile at your husband's expression. It's reminiscent of Jack Nicholson in "The Shining."

marythemom said...

Miz K - LOL about the comment about Hubby's expression. He get's this kind of frozen crazed look in a lot of pictures. It's really funny except it's in almost every picture. Maybe I'll put together a post and show you. Makes me laugh when I'm not frustrated by it.