December 20, 2010

kiss the girl

About a week before our oldest came home for his Christmas visit, we had a little text conversation.

Ma ~ Are you going to let me take pictures of you and that adorable girlfriend of yours when you come home next week?

Junior ~ I was wondering when this was gonna come up....it will be on a case by case basis....don't push your luck though.

Ma ~ Well, just fyi, whether or not you get peanut butter pie or prime rib or a bed for that matter is also on a case by case basis.

Guess what.

I got my pictures.

And it was fun!


I think it helped that there were a few smoochie shots scattered throughout the day.

But the real deal sealer was the fact that the aforementioned adorable girlfriend/smooch recipient also wanted these pictures, and seriously, what fella could say no to that.


It's going to be really hard for me to resist the urge to gush, because mom or not, I think these two are so stinking cute.


See what I mean?

Cute! Beautiful! Handsome! Adorable! Gorgeous!

(Done gushing.)

(More smooching.)


We had hopped in the car to find some snow and a hill for these next shots.


This was my son's idea - I had never seen it done before and it was hilarious and very fun to do.


Very Gulliver's Travels.


Then back to a very muddy farm for a few more pictures.


True to form, as we were walking back toward the house after my claims that we were done, I found about eight more perfect spots for those last perfect shots. After the seventh time saying that we were done, and then the seventh time saying, "oh, just a few more shots over here!", I knew I was really pushing my luck.

But I just pulled out the old tried and true.

"Junior? Can you please kiss that pretty girl one more time?"


Okay ma, if you insist.

60 comments:

  1. Way to go Mom..you got some awesome shots. And I will agree they are a very adorable couple- beautiful girl and most handsome boy.
    tammy

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  2. Oh, I just love these pictures. *love* The candycane heart kiss and this last one over the stream are beautiful. As are the subjects, and that helps :)

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  3. Priceless!!! Great story to go with the pictures too! And you are so right, they are adorable for sure!

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  4. Wow, that last photo is so beautiful I'm tearing up a little! How handy if they got engaged, their pics would already be done!! Any chance of that happening? How fun would it be to find an engagement ring in your stocking!

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  5. Those are amazing (helps that your subjects are so striking!) and the last one is my favorite! It's such a joy as a mom of boys who are little right now, to see how you interact so lovingly with your grown guys.

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  6. I was thinking the same thing as Elisabeth about engagment photos. Is there more to these pics than meets the eye? (asked the nosey blog commenter)! :-)

    Either way, these are some gorgeous pics of happy, pretty/handsome couple who are possibly smiling because now they know they will get some prime rib and peanut butter pie.

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  7. Oh my gosh! These are wonderful pictures!! I bet you are proud of your son... and his beautiful girlfriend!

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  8. I most agree that they are a very cute couple. Gorgeous pics Teresa! You did an awesome job. :)

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  9. Teresa, these pics are FABULOUS!!! And how fun too! Yes, I would agree, quite a handsome couple! Merry Christmas, Nan

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  10. Great photos and a cute couple. Have a Merry Christmas together.

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  11. That last picture is the bee's knees. And the candy cane shot...be still my heart. And as a girl who grew up in Alaska let me just say, Extra Tuffs (his boots) are hot. Totally makes a boy into a man. I gotta get my husband some of those. Don't see them much around these parts. You can tell those two really like each other. Isn't love grand!

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  12. Love the guilt trip imposed on your son to get your way! I tend to use that strategy when needed also. BTY: Pictures are so darn ADORABLE. To bad we live several states away from you otherwise I would be knocking at your door for engagement pictures for my children (if and when they get around to getting married).

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  13. G is hot!

    Is it creepy that I just said that?

    I feel so dirty...

    T is gorgeous and they look adorable together! Also, is G like 7'10"? He looks rather tall.

    Those funny shots ruled the school! With the very first one I thought, "Hmmm... I never would've pegged T-Bone for this type of shot!" Alas, it wasn't your idea. How fun though! I can't wait to see how you incorporate the idea with the babies or the HS girls.

    ps- Could you please come over here and get Silas to stop jumping in his crib and take a stinking nap??? Thanks.

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  14. Wow how fun for those two to have these great couple photos! They are both gorgeous and the photos are lovely. The ones crack me up where one is "holding" the other - we used to do shots like that in Iraq with Sadamn's hands. Enjoy your family being home for the holidays.

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  15. These shots are great! Could they BE more adorable?!?

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  16. What a great looking couple! Your son is very handsome and his girlfriend is adorable! The shots on the hill are very fun! Great job!

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  17. I love them! Very cute! And they do make an adorable couple!

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  18. Absolutely without a doubt...adorable couple! Love the Gulliver photos:)

    xo
    LeAnn

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  19. Beautiful creative photos - can't help but smile.
    kim

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  20. GREAT pictures!!!! I would LOVE to have pictures like that with my husband. love them ALL!! Adorable couple... tell them so!

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  21. Thank you so much for sharing these, I've been felling blue this week because my baby turned 5 and all I could think of was my baby being all grown up. Thanks for giving me something wonderful to look forward to :) Merry Christmas

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  22. What fun. I love those creative shots... great idea.

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  23. Great shots!! I wish I had a tenth of your eye for photographing the moment.
    Merry Christmas:)

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  24. Oh I just loooooove them! The last one is my favorite. You must be so proud! Merry Christmas!

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  25. I LOVE it! The text conversation was great! Thanks for sharing these lovely and hilarious pictures! I need pics of my kiddos and now I'm inspired! Really! Thank you!

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  26. Cutest couple evah! I loved the last shot. Perfection!!

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  27. He's so handsome, and she is absolutely breathtaking!

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  28. I love that first shot...a lot! The other ones are hilarious. I've seen that sort of thing with the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Looks like fun. I think I might have to try that, and I might need your recipe for peanut butter pie to bribe my subjects. :)

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  29. love love love these photos! i am going to have to reenact these poses with my own kids!

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  30. You have really made some wonderful memories for those two. They are a great looking couple to begin with, but the shots you took are just the icing on the cake. Love the ones on the hillside...very clever and fun. Merry Christmas,
    Annette

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  31. Teresa, these are wonderful and they are just beautiful in every way. I love the Gulliver's Travels shots--how cute. The last picture is my favorite though :)

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  32. Hee hee, nothing like a little mom truth (aka blackmail). I love the last picture. Gorgeous!

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  33. So cute and delightful! They are a darling couple and you did a wonderful job taking their pictures!! I might have to steal that candy cane idea~ I need to get some pics of my significant other and I this holiday! ;-)
    ~michelle~

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  34. These are the sweetest pictures! You did such a good job! I am looking for your recipe for the peanut butter pie. My family is coming today from Illinois and I have been dreaming about that pie since you put it on your blog! :) I am also looking for your bedding in your guest room. So far no luck...but I am on the hunt! Merry Christmas! :)

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  35. Good job, MOM! And to the kids, too, for putting up with ya! Heh. I wish I could pull off wearing a hat, any hat, she does it so WELL! Beautiful kids, and I loved that you showed us!
    XOXO
    Joni

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  36. Those are all great pictures! They're a cute couple! I love the "Gulliver's Travels" shots! :)

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  37. Those are wonderful pictures - and your son and his girlfriend are adorable.

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  38. Gorgeous pics. Gorgeous subjects. Clever post (as always).
    Merry Christmas!
    Leslie

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  39. These photos are beautiful! And I LOVE the fun shots! They're some of the best I've seen! I took one of my son "holding up" a cliff on the river this summer. Very fun. And what a handsome couple! I would be gushing too.

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  40. Teresa, you deserve to gush! Your son and his girlfriend are Cute! Beautiful, Handsome! Adorable! and Gorgeous! And what clever pictures, I can't even pick a favorite!! So glad you are enjoying their visit. I bet they are warming your heart and you are barely feeling the shivering cold weather! Keep enjoying your Christmas! Julie

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  41. I guess its all been said, but I too loved these photos and the imagination that inspired them. Just found you through Amy @ Verde Farm. I'm hooked! I have a blog about Gordon Setters and life in Montana with them. Hope you'll visit me too! Merry Christmas!(:

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  42. Perfect, perfect! Love them all. I was going to make a comment about how big he is compared to her and then I saw the Gulliver pics and that made me laugh. So cute! So glad she is as adorable on the inside as she is on the outside! They make such a cute couple.

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  43. hi teresa
    great photos!!!i love them all!!!!
    merry christmas!!!
    hugs regina

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  44. You are a wonderful photographer and I love the candy cane shots!
    You are right... cute couple! :)

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  45. Adorable!! I'm totally stealing some of these ideas! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

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  46. I LOVE that candy cane shot. Sooo much I'm a little bit gutted that Christmas is over for another year :/
    Great photography!
    So glad Becky Higgins shared the link to this blog on hers!

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  47. Awesome shots! Someday when they are old and have kids, they will be so glad to have all these shots to show off. Actually, probably even before then! Someone will see them and your son will quietly brag and say Yeah, my mom took those, aren't they great? Good job mom!

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  48. Hopped over from Southern Hospitality! Love your blog!! Your son and his GF are adorable :)

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  49. I LOVE those Pictures...it might help that I went to High School with Tiffany!!!
    Just came across your blog, looking for picture ideas...LOVE IT!!

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  50. i love love love those pictures!! you and them did an amazing job!!!

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  51. Love love love the pictures!!

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  52. Adorable pictures, where did you find the candy canes? They look a bit larger than normal ones...

    Thank you!

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  53. These are gorg!!! Featured one of your pretty shots this week (:
    XOXO

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  54. I love these. How did you do a black and white photo with a colored candy cane?

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  55. I just tried to recreate the candy cane photo with my husband and I noticed that the candy canes that you sued were much bigger than mine. Where did you fine such large candy canes?

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    1. I got the jumbo candy canes at Walgreens. :)

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