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My Family Actually Gave Me The Awkward Family Photos® Game

Identical GAP dresses

Matching Dresses for the Sisters-In-Law Gap

I kid you not.   I think it was on the sale table somewhere.  It was funny cause Laura and the girls played it and then wanted to recreate some of the photos they’d seen on the photo cards included in the game.  There were challenges to respond to – “explain how you came to have this photo in your wallet.”  Do people have photos in wallets anymore or just in phones?  Remember when showing grandchildren pictures meant you had a vinyl accordion filled with 2×3 school size pics?

Here is attempt one, slightly desaturated to give the illusion of a time past

Inspired by Awkward Family Photos®

We all know that taking family photos can be stressful and not everyone’s idea of a good time.

And it is an interruption.

A demand.

Someone else’s idea.

Cooperation and light-heartedness are essential for success.  Trying to not feel annoyed cause no one is in the mood.

awkward family

 

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and I wanted a photo of everyone but it wasn’t working out but Matthew is in from Croatia and Zagreb is far away and the opportunity to get the three siblings plus two in-laws is rare

kids

Laura and James on the way home  with Matthew (in his new knitted hat) and Mark and Erika, the hosts on the left

Matthew’s friends in Croatia have been looking for him on the blog and here is the elusive subject!

14 responses

  1. I’ve come across the awkward family photos on Facebook, and every now and then there is a hum-dinger! A game sounds like a lot of fun. Happy Christmas and a Merry New Year Ruth

    December 26, 2013 at 5:49 am

  2. Sue Reinfeld

    The pictures look adorable as do the kids and grandkids.

    December 26, 2013 at 7:12 am

  3. Vincie

    I love these family photos! Merry Christmas! XXOO

    December 26, 2013 at 7:45 am

  4. You’ve a beautiful family, Ruth, and you’re at your best when they’re your subjects. :)

    December 26, 2013 at 8:21 am

    • Xxooxx

      December 26, 2013 at 8:22 am

  5. Kristin

    Great photos! Looks like you had a great Christmas!

    December 26, 2013 at 8:33 am

  6. Some of those photos are more than a little awkward. I haven’t heard of the game, though – I can only imagine what playing it is like.

    December 26, 2013 at 9:17 am

  7. Gail

    So many blessings

    December 26, 2013 at 9:39 am

  8. you’ve introduced documents of happiness!

    December 26, 2013 at 2:25 pm

  9. sasa

    Better elusion than delusion…what a lovely bunch ! Not so awkward, I would say…Merry Christmas to you all !!!

    December 26, 2013 at 2:43 pm

  10. Erin Beverly

    These are excellent pictures! Beautiful, lovely people and a lot of happiness. Thanks so much for sharing them. It made my day to look at them. Take care.

    December 26, 2013 at 2:50 pm

  11. Your post is JUST BEAUTIFUL ! Happy New Years Ruth!
    ★ ° . .    . ☾ °☆  . ● ¸ .   ★ ° :.  . • ○ ° ★  .   .      .   °  . ● .    ° ☾ °☆  ¸. ● .  ★  ★ ° ☾ ☆ ¸. ¸  ★  :.  . • ○ ° ★  .   . .  ¸ .   °  ¸. ● ¸ .    ° ☾ °  ¸. ● ¸ .  ★ ° :.  . • °   .   :. . ¸ . ● ¸    ★  ★☾ °★ .     .  °☆  . ● ¸ .   ★ ° .  • ○ ° ★  .        .  ☾ °  ¸. ● ¸     ° ☾ °☆  . ¸.   ★  You have been sprinkled with Christmas Snow, Peace, Love, & Happiness! ★ ° . .    . ☾ °☆  . ● ¸ .   ★ ° :.  . • ○ ° ★  .   .      .   °  . ● .    ° ☾ °☆  ¸. ● .  ★  ★ ° ☾ ☆ ¸. ¸  ★  :.  . • ○ ° ★  .   . .  ¸ .   °  ¸. ● ¸ .    ° ☾★ ° . .    . ☾ °☆  . ● ¸ .   ★ ° :.  . • ○ ° ★  .   .      .   °  . ● .    ° ☾ °☆  ¸. ● .  ★  ★ ° ☾ ☆ ¸. ¸ ☾ °☆  . ● ¸ .   ★ ° :.  . •

    December 26, 2013 at 6:25 pm

  12. Merry Christmas Ruth!

    December 26, 2013 at 7:25 pm

  13. My husband really enjoys looking at the “Awkward” site. He also enjoys Cake Wrecks. Fact: A good friend of my college roommate (senior year) is the person who began the Cake Wrecks site!

    December 26, 2013 at 10:09 pm

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