Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Fun Family Photo Idea!

OMG!!  I am so excited to finally share my awesome family photo idea with you!
We took these FAMILY TEAM JERSEY photos last fall to use on our Christmas cards, but I didn't want to blog about it until after the Christmas so I wouldn't ruin the surprise for those of you on my list, and then it seemed out of season.  Ugh!  Needless to say, I've been sitting on these babies FOR-EVAH it seems!
And it's been really hard to wait because they came out even better than I had imagined!  Don't 'cha just love it when an idea works out!
It's funny - I don't even remember what gave me the idea for the jerseys now, but I know that KerryAnne at Kablam Promotions gave me an great price on the 'Team Rollins' jerseys and gets high marks for friendly, fast customer service as well!
And with so many kids to keep up with, who couldn't use a number system for them anyway?!
"Hey!  One!  Can you take 4 and go get diapers for 5 while I start dinner?"
Or how about?
Me:  Hi honey!  How was your day?
Speed:  Pretty good.  Where is everyone?
Me:  1 and 2 are working until 6.  3 needs you to call him about his car. 4 is at a friend's until supper and 5 is still napping.
See how easy that is!
We've actually started making them where their jerseys all the time now - ha!
Now you know that there was a collective groan from the varsity squad (especially the boys) when I told them that we going to be wearing matching shirts for our Christmas cards.  But when picture day arrived, they were pleasantly surprised by the 'lack of dorkiness'.  So there!  Sometimes mama does know what she's doin'!
And Captured by Nicole did an awesome job on the photos too!  If you're in my neck of the woods and are looking for a great photographer - Nicole is your gal!
I mean seriously!  Could they get any cuter?  And she did such a great job capturing the relationships between them.
Such sweet siblings, I could not have wished for more for our 'blended' family.  Though after more than a decade together, it seems like it's always been this way now.  I love it!
In keeping with my football theme, we took pictures beneath the high school stadium as well.
We were trying hard to get a picture where you could easily read the 2012 on mine and Speed's jerseys - that's the year BTW.  Just sayin' cause a few of our Christmas card recipients 'didn't get it'.  Sometimes I am too clever for my own good I guess!
I love that Snacks is doing his own thing in this one!  That's #5 for ya!
We ended up with this one at the center of our Christmas Card collage.
But there were so many good ones, it was almost impossible to decide!  So, if you're thinking about Christmas cards (I know I am already) or just something fun to do for family photos this fall - here's a great idea!


  1. These pictures are sooo cute! I love this idea!

  2. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these photo's. Thank you for sharing at Tuesday Trivia on Memories by the Mile. I am featuring you on Friday's features, check back. Pinned too! Can't wait to see what you share next week.
    Wanda Ann @

    1. That's so amazing! I actually had so much fun writing up this post. Going back thru the pics a year later brought smiles to my face all over again! Thank you so much dear!

  3. What a cute idea!!! These turned out great!

  4. VEry very cute idea! And love how everyone is numbered :o) So nice to meet you through Kim's Blog Hop Social!

    Blessings & Aloha!

  5. So precious!!! I love the numbering!! What a great touch!

    I host a weekly link-up - stop by and share!!

    ~ Ashley

  6. Love the photos! I have eight children, so we always have fun posing everyone - and have done the numbered thing many times. Here's a standard group shot of the ten of us:


    1. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for sharing your wonderful blog with me. I am always looking for inspiration on the home front and it was just what I needed to read today! Jen

  7. Oh that was sooooo cute and lovely. I am so impressed how you came up to this idea. Usually we share our family photos through car stickers of course in a unique way. Anyways, I really love this idea.