Ok, you know how you guys feel at the end of the shoot? Well that was me tonight. It’s so much easier for me to take your children’s picture. 4 years ago my son decided that he really wanted me to be in the picture as well…I wonder if he thought this would be his way out of doing it. We have to be super creative since this is our 17th photo Christmas card, and none of us can get by with just looking cute anymore. I thought this was appropriate since as many of you know Tommy is driving now (learners – solo in Feb) and has a broken toe, and Katie is wheelchair bound with a broken ankle. We drove around looking for the perfect spot and decided on downtown Frederick. This is shot in front of my mom’s store on Patrick Street. There was too much traffic at 7:30 so we went to dinner. Had to drag Katie out when the band started. Tommy was tired and complaining that he has to get up for school at 6:00 am. It’s only once a year and it’s the Masser Family Christmas Card shoot…chaos is expected. Zip it and smile or we will be back out here tomorrow. Thank you to Carlos for helping me scout the location and dragging all the equipment around; Phil for taking the shot; Christina for laughing at us and making it fun; Tommy for sucking it up and making the best of it, like you always do and Katie for finally walking on the walking cast.♥ Scroll down to see the accompanying poem.
Twas the night before Christmas when all through the hood
All the creatures were hiding because things were not good.
The stockings were stretched out over Katie’s pink cast
In hopes that her wheelchair would be a thing of the past
The children were resting broken ankle and toe
While dreaming of running and playing with Fabio
And Mom in her sweatpants, for no laundry was clean
Had just finished blogging the Baby Face scene
When out in the yard there arose such a ruckus
Katie wheeled over and grabbed Tommy his crutches
Away to the doorway they hobbled and wheeled
Opened the front door but nothing was revealed
The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow
Kinda matched the bandage on Tommy’s broken toe.
When what to Tommy’s wondering mind did arise
“Hey! Let’s take the Benz for a spin, I’ll drive”
Oh that teenaged boy driver, with his axe cologne smell
When he gets close to the curb how he makes his mom yell
And I heard them exclaim as they drove out of sight
Merry Christmas to all, and god bless it Tommy, stay in your lane!