Motherly Wisdom and Group Photo Shoot

holiday photos

Okay, I realize that I am terribly late when it comes to posting holiday photos.  But believe it or not, I am quite organized when it comes to other aspects of Christmas – especially shopping for gifts -I’m usually done in November 🙂

With an extended family as large as ours, it is hard to have everyone present for photo opportunities, but this past Christmas, we were all there.

The second difficulty that frequently arises when trying to get everything to gather together for the photo is getting all the kids to stop playing and come and sit and smile – (I’m sure many of you know what I mean 😉

Well, my mother in all her wisdom knew how to get everything one all together and fast….

“No one could open presents until we had taken our family group picture.”

holiday photos

My mother, two sisters, brother and our families.

Well you can only imagine how quickly the kids ran inside and sat down.  Even us grown kids put down our coffee and snacks to smile for the camera.

I only hope to be as wise as my mother someday 🙂  

Noelle Johnson, aka, 'AZ Plant Lady' is a author, horticulturist, and landscape consultant who helps people learn how to create, grow, and maintain beautiful desert gardens that thrive in a hot, dry climate. She does this through her consulting services, her online class Desert Gardening 101, and her monthly membership club, Through the Garden Gate. As she likes to tell desert-dwellers, "Gardening in the desert isn't hard, but it is different."
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  1. Andrea
    Andrea says:

    Happy New Year Noelle. Through the years of blogging i somehow almost know everyone in stories. You are certainly already a big family, but very well knit and bonded. That is already a big treasure.

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