Merry Christmas from the Chases

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on December 24, 2010

I have decided that it is virtually impossible to get a photograph of all three of the boys looking at the camera at the same time…AND…smiling at the same time. I think it’s worse than virtually impossible, it’s impossible.

So I’ve given up.

I give you our unofficial Christmas photos.

Yelling when I said smile.

Elbowing his brother in the mouth when I said look at mommy.

Making cheeseball faces when I said Santa is coming tonight.

Not paying attention to my pleas to look for my eyeball in the camera. (A trick I learned from Cat.)

And escaping when I said monkey boys….oooh oooh oooh aah aah aah aaaaaah.

No one seemed interested in my monkey shenanigans.

See why I’ve given up. It’s much less stressful this way.  There is enough to make my nerves wear thin during the holidays. There’s no sense in adding this to the list.

(I’ll be off most of next week, posting a little of this and a little of that next week, and will be back in full swing in the new year!)

I hope you can take a moment and savor the birth of our Savior this Christmas, cherishing all the blessings that He has given us. And I pray you have a happy and healthy new year.

From our family to yours,

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Erin, Steve, Ryan, Charlie and Tyler

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather Frias-Daniel December 24, 2010 at 12:49 pm

Yup I can totally relate with your pictures, and I thought I was the one with the monkey angels =) I hope your family have a wonderful christmas, great job with your cookbooks I cant wait to get your newest one =D , happy new year!!


Kristy @momhatescooking December 24, 2010 at 12:54 pm

Love the pictures…we try to get my son and his cousins together (3 boys)…it never works!
We agree, much less stress when you just take what you can get!!


Tricia @Hodgepodge December 24, 2010 at 1:23 pm

Love it!! These are the finest kind of family pictures. The ones that tell the real story and capture the memories :) Precious. Merry Christmas!


s December 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm

Merry Christmas to you:-)


Cathy @ Chief Family Officer December 24, 2010 at 5:17 pm

Great photos – I love them! One trick I recently saw a dad try is saying “don’t look this way,” which of course caused all the kids to look. “Don’t smile” also causes smiles :)

Merry Christmas!


Rhonda Hall December 24, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Merry Christmas to the CHASE family….
whether they are all looking or not, they are all adorable….


Gina S. December 24, 2010 at 7:28 pm

Love the pictures, these pictures represent the true memories of your kids. Merry Christmas!!


Regina December 24, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Oh Cherish these picutures they are real life, and I enjoyed viewing them so much. Happy Holidays everyone!


Cathy December 24, 2010 at 7:50 pm

I have a similar story I shared on my blog: It doesn’t get any better but it certainly makes for good stories! Merry Christmas!


Denise December 24, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Your boys are adorable and the pix are precious :) Our quads just turned five in October and this was the first year that everyone looked at the camera and we got through it with no blood or tears (we’ve literally had one or both every year prior to this one!). Merry Christmas!


Becky December 24, 2010 at 7:57 pm

Love the photos. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas!


Tanya Cosby December 24, 2010 at 10:44 pm

Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us. Love the pictures, they show true personality.


Irene D. December 25, 2010 at 8:40 am

I agree with everyone, these are the best pictures. They show the personality of each boy. They are all so cute. Tyler looks well, mom must be doing a good job.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.


theresa pallone December 25, 2010 at 11:55 am

you have 3 wonderful boy, enjoy them, remember when my sons were that little, now they are grown men and help take care of me, now that I”m alone. have a wonderful christmas.


Tara @ Deal Seeking Mom December 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm

Merry Christmas, Erin!!!


Mercedes Levy December 25, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Merry Christmas!! Those boys look like a ton of fun!



katklaw777 December 26, 2010 at 3:18 pm

Happy Holidays!


Linda Chase December 26, 2010 at 10:37 pm

I saw the link for this post and it threw me for a loop… I had sent out an email “Merry Christmas from the Chases and my daughter’s name is Erin…. too funny! Well… Merry Christmas from these Chases to you Chases!


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