Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Don't Even Listen to Us. Part 1

We are so true to our word. Oh yes.  You can bank on what we say 'cause we mean it.  Really.

On Saturday we went to have our family picture taken for the church directory.  We reconfirmed for ourselves during our ride over there that we were only going to order the free picture.  That was it.

Ten minutes later I got to thinking about how Checkered and I haven't had a good picture taken of the two of us since we got married.  Okay.  So we decided to order the free picture and buy one picture.  Just one.

Five minutes later I got to thinking about how we didn't have a nice picture of all four kids together, so we viewed the ones the photographer took.  One of our boys saved us by closing his right eye for each picture.    Then the photographer said he would be happy to try again.  I thought about our decision  not to be pulled into the sales pitch.  And I said,

"Sure.  Let's take some more pictures!"
And those weren't really better than the first batch.  So ...
we bought one.
No. No. We said we would not buy any pictures.  We would be strong.  We would be money savers.  We would not be swayed. 
We lied.


thecottonwife said...


Just teasing!

I'm sure the photos look great and years from now you'll be glad you did it.

Hey, I'm just now getting around to updating your link on my page. I'm nothing if not on top of things.

Mental P Mama said...

And those end-aisle displays? They get me every time.

Big Hair Envy said...

Been there. Done that.


Pleasing Procrasinator said...

Hahaha...the common threat when getting pictures taken. It seems you always need that other 'good' picture. I have soooo many of those needed pictures put up in a drawer.

LadiesoftheHouse said...

Now we can be assured that family picture will be the subject of a blog post in the near future, RIGHT?

Gramma 2 Many said...

Aren't you old enough to understand that those "free" offers are just to suck you in to buy more? There aren't many who can resist once the picture is taken. They count on it. Hope you got a great one for the church directory. That is why you went isn't it?
Thanks for coming to see me yesterday. I had a great time getting to know all of you who stopped by. I hope it isn't a one time visit and you find your way back. If so I will be sure to have more Coke Zero.

Nonna said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog today! Please visit again!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

if you got out with ONLY ONE you did awesomely!!!!

I had something of utmost importance to tell you but for love nor money can i think what it is right now....
have a wonderful day!

pam said...

Yeah, and to think you have this good buddy who lives a few states away who would have given you a great deal on family pictures if she had made that trip north. (Things that make ya go hmmmmmm.) I'll send ya my business site sometime soon so you can kick yourself, yeah, I am that good ;)

(Oh, and slightly arrogant too! haha)

* You will NEVER regret buying family pictures. TRUST me!

"JEANNELLE" said...

Oh, yes, our family has done the same thing several times! Don't feel bad!