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Family Photo

Posted by on 20 September 2008

We’ve never been listed in the church directory.  Now that we have a new priest, he’s doing many updates that are long over due.  One of the updates is to get a new church directory.  They brought in Olan Mills and scheduled all parishoners an appointment.  We got all dressed up and headed out for our family photo that was to appear in the new church directory.

We weren’t thrilled after our appointment and they tried to sell us other packages.  They show you all the great poses that you tookand get you all interested in buying a package.  I was all ready to do it until they told us the prices.  Then they wouldn’t work out when we could pay with us.  Mind you, they don’t tell you the cost before you look at your poses.  So the salesman said “I guess you just want the directory photo then” and I said a simple yes.

Yesterday in the mail, we got a small package (enveolope) from Olan Mills.  I couldn’t imagine what it was since I have no intention of ever paying that much for pictures.  Much to my surprise, it was a complimentary picture.  It’s an 8×10 of the photo that will appear in the church directory.  That photo of my happy family is below.  Isn’t it a great picture of us!?!? 


8 Responses to Family Photo

  1. Laura

    Great pics!

    I think my son’s senior pictures were more expensive and we got a regular package (two 8 x10, six 5 x 7, four 4 x 5 and some wallets). The final grand total was $384.25!

  2. Debbie

    Why yes, it is a great pic of your family!

    I cringe at the thought of our pic in the directory. It was before the tween and twins. It was during the summer, around 5pm, and I was all sweaty and uncomfortable the whole sitting. The kids look great though! Gee, we need a new directory too.

  3. Tammy Warren

    Why did I not see this last week. Ugh. What a great shot. I came back over to laugh at the cat-walk videos. I need a uplift for a day.

    I hope you have a wonderful week.

  4. Elaine-

    thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog Elaine!!!!!! i’m so emotionally and physically pooped from that photo that i’m just lying down like a vegetable… i love love your family photo, y’all look blessed and happy.. it’s good to see 🙂 but you’re too sexy for that shirt 😉

  5. Elaine

    Laura, that was the price for just 2, yes TWO, of the family photos they were offering. I couldn’t believe it. Of course, they wanted to frame it do all that fancy stuff to it. I just wanted a photo!! LOL

    Thank you, Debbie!! This wasn’t my favorite pose, but we had to buy the others and we couldn’t afford them. This is the complimentary one since it’s going in the directory. I’m sort of excited that we’re getting a new directory. It’s been years!!

  6. Elaine

    I’m sure you didn’t miss it, Tammy. I just posted it the day you commented, I believe. I’m glad you like it. I also hope the video clips gave you the laugh you needed. Hope all is well.

    It’s a great photo Elaine. I’m sure seeing that is tiring. It’s worth it though!! We’re very blessed and happy. Just a little too busy right now for all of us!! I don’t know about too sexy, but I fill it out!! HAHAHA

  7. Dawn

    Great picture of the three of you!! 🙂 How exciting about the new church directory. 🙂

  8. Elaine

    Thanks Dawn!! Yes, it is pretty exciting. It’s definitely time for a new one. As long as we’ve been going, we’re not in the old one!! Unfortunately, I’ll be in this a couple times because of the stuff I do with the church like being a catechist.

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