Friday, August 12, 2011

What Does "Normal" Really Mean?

I was telling someone the other day that my family was "normal" and no sooner had the words come out of my mouth, I started laughing hysterically. I mean, what does "normal" even mean? Whatever it is, I'm sure we're not it!


We are our own version of normal...the high strung, high energy, never-met-a-stranger, type-A, "everyone's a comedian" (or at least we think we are) kind of normal. And.I.Love.It.

I was deleting things off my memory card last night, (because today begins our staycation!!) and I ran across some pictures from this past Christmas that made me laugh out loud! We were setting up the tripod for our annual Griswold Family Photo my mom makes us take, and we were messing with the lighting, self-timer, etc. The following were the photos that ensued...and yes, my brother looks like Joe Dirt with his ridiculous hair. (*note my favorites...when we started adding people 1-by-1. Me, Taylor, then Kristen, then Dave.) This is the exact sequence they came out of my camera...



The pictures below began the self-timer fun. We turned around backwards until it was taking and then we'd spin around and strike our pose.

We know we're not as funny as we think we are...



And finally...


Merry Christmas 2010 ~ Love, the Griswolds

16 comments:

Holly said...

Those pictures are hilarious... and your moms tree is gorgeous!

Lauren said...

hahaha! I love it! And what a perfect house for Christmas!

KatiePerk said...

THis is an awesome series of photos!

Lenzi said...

Love the pics! And love that gorgeous home. And love the Christmas decor. And love the family yuletide. And I'm now officially ready to start singing Christmas songs and drinking egg nog! Have a great weekend!

Brittany said...

bahahahaha!!!!! Love these. This would totally describe my family christmas. Except my dad would have an ungly Christmas sweater on haha

mrs.mfc said...

These pictures are so great!!! Hang on to those for sure!! LOVE looking at the gorgeous Christmas decorations in the background! I'm getting SO excited for fall and then the holidays!!

Stephanie said...

Love it! Hilarious!

All Things Yummy said...

Too funny. I've got to get a tri-pod now.

Chelsea said...

Hahaha, love these pictures! You all sure seem like a FUN bunch! :)

Liz said...

My FAVORITE is that Dave is holding a gun to his head in one of the one's he's in! HAHAHA. Typical. Have a fun staycation!!! I can't wait to hear about it.

In this wonderful life... said...

these pictures are GREAT!!!

Kat said...

HA! Best family photos EVER! I love it. I'm deff outside the norm in every way and i LOVE IT :) life would be so weird if we were all "normal" and I'm not sure I'd read their blog lol

Stephanie said...

Too funny! I love how formal the last photo is. I think the secret is that normal doesn't really exist.

Sara said...

Bahahahahaha! This is hilarious! I love it! I just adore your family! Hope you're enjoying your staycation!

JRose said...

You're pretty funny. The pictures made me laugh. They looked like ads for sitcoms.

Vicki said...

Hahaha...some things never change! Photo evidence of how you act, even on Christmas...and then the "pose" of angels...I'm surprised there aren't halos over your heads!
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