Sunday, June 08, 2008

My Perfectly Imperfect Best Shot Monday



I thought about sharing this shot of my girlies from last week for my best shot but since today is the kick off the fantastic blog series The Gift of Imperfect Parenting at beautiful Brene Brown's blog Ordinary Courage, I figured the much more appropriate photo to share was this one.



Today I'm feeling courageous enough to show you my real life at it's craziest, it's most absurd and with all it's flaws. And you know what? I'll bet you're cool with that, aren't you? See. I knew I liked you.

As I said in you last post, I encourage you to tune in to what Brene has to share in regards to 'raising our children with courage, compassion and connection'. It's a message you don't want to miss. Be sure to pop over to her series and snap up the CD ASAP. You'll be really glad you did.

So...on that note, would you like to share your perfect pictures (or the perfectly imperfect ones if you dare) on this fine yet flawed Monday?

46 comments:

Jaimee said...

I love both of those, but that second one is awesome! What a couple of characters!

BSM - Sleeping Angel

carrie said...

That is a perfectly perfect shot! My girls have started asking after a few "nice" shots if they could do funny ones now...so I have lots of the imperfects!

I picked a favorite moment from last week for my BSM.

susiej said...

Yes! My Broken Bagel!, and what that meant!
They look great, by the way -- free.

Maggie said...

What great shots of your girls! It perfectly captures the spirit of being siblings...especially that second one!

BSM: City of Fountains

HipMomma said...

We get those same expressions here about 90% of every day. It's just life.

My Best Shot

Blueberry said...

that second picture is fantastic!!!!!

here is my best shot

Blueberry said...

ok- that didn't work.....
let's try again!

best shot

treasureseeker said...

These are my "perfectly imperfect" shots. I totally agree that sometimes these photos ring most true to who we are and what is really going on around us!

My BSM

Andrea said...

Very fun!!

Here's my
Best Shot Monday

Kara!!! said...

That second one is hilarious! Ah...sisters :)

Here's my BSM: Staying Cool

natalie said...

I love the idea of imperfect parenting.

I need photo help this week! I'm in a rut. Hm...perhaps I should embrace imperfect photography!

MBS: Dress Yourself

Kimberly said...

LOL! Love the character your girls show in the second shot.

Here's my contribution this week.

Christina said...

Those are the type of pictures that make a mother smile, the memories you want to hold close!Much better than a "perfect" shot.

Mine is another moment to cherish forever - my girl and her best friend. best friend.

tracy said...

The expressions are great!!

My Best Shot this weekend was perfect in it's contrast to what was a decidedly imperfect (cold, rainy, cold... did I say cold?) weekend.

Mia's Mama said...

I LOVE how perfectly imperfect the second shot it.

The Squirrel Feeder

Elaine A. said...

That second picture is priceless!!

Here's the long linky to mine...
http://alguires.blogspot.com/2008/06/bsm-perfectly-imperfect.html

maggiemae and family said...

so cute. i hope this link works it has been a while.

ilovethisgirl

maggiemae and family said...

yeah it didn't try this ilovethisgirl
so sorry!!

Melissa said...

I love the crazy shot - so perfectly silly!

Here's mine

Leah said...

That is too funny. :)

Here's mine.

Sassy said...

Oh what fun. We have quite a few of those "supermodel" poses with our 2 girls too. LOL.
Getting the cd today. Can't wait!

Leap-O-Faith

Brittany said...

ha ha ha those are HILARIOUS! :)

Here's my shot(s):

BSM-Vacation

Anna said...

Mine is imperfect (like most weeks) but lots of fun, wheee!

Love those shots, Tracey. I'm trying to imagine how to recreate that fun at my house!

My Best Shot Monday

Anna said...

Ummmmm....Not sure what I did wrong. Try THIS one for swinging fun!

Here it is

Megan said...

what a great, crazy shot!

here's mine:
BSM

kim said...

I love the fun, goofy shots. Isn't that what life's all about?


Birthday Parties

chaoticfamily said...

They are great. The second one really shows their fun sides.

Here is mine.

http://chaoticfamilypictures.blogspot.com/

Jen said...

The second one is priceless. I think it is perfect!!

Here's Mine:
Dandelion

Dawn said...
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Dawn said...

Let's try again:

They're so cute! :) Here's mine:

bright balloons

Michelle Potter said...

Those are both cute shots!

For my BSM, I have a little cling-on.

Crunchy Domestic Goddess said...

haha, i love both of those! :)

mine is of a new baby Blue Jay - one of two we've been keeping an eye out in our backyard as they made their way from the ground into a tree.

❉ pixie ❉ said...

Love the eyes in that second shot. How fun.

BSM—soft & sweet

Colleen said...

Love that shot!!! I'm sure it shows some of the personalities that we don't get too see on here too often.

Imperfect Family Time

Golightly said...

What wonderful, fun, real shots of the girls!

Here are a couple of my Best Shots from a busy week!

Never That Easy said...

Oh, so cute - definitely shows their characters! I'm finally back to regular posting (I hope), so here's my BSM - Pretty Cute .

melody is slurping life said...

Your girls are beautiful and have such magnetic personalities. I am loving that second shot!

Mine is definitely a shot of something imperfect and is my SS Wii fit photo contest entry...and I even reveal my age. *gulp*

Happy Birthday Me

Andi said...

Maybe I got a bit too serious on my post with my discussion of imperfections as a parent...you can not know the worries I have had about what I might do to my daughter's life because I was an imperfect mother! I so love the idea of this being a gift; I can not wait to tune in. Thank you for sharing what I know will be treasured by so many. Also, LOVE your silly shot...it's honest and rings true to who your girls really are.
Here's mine this week: Valley of the Teens

Andi said...

So sorry- I misspelled something in the link. Duh!
Here it is again:

Valley of the Teens

Amy Jo said...

How funny! I'm so glad my kids are getting to that age where I can get them to be in a picture together. Your girls look like they have a ton of fun together!

Here's my BSM, taken after a long, hot day of gardening!

Mel said...

I personally love those kind of shots!

Here's mine:
Austin Capitol at Night

Abra said...

I know I am entering my best shot Monday a bit late but the internet was down at work ALL day yesterday and I didn't get to get on at all until last night sometime. I love all of your posts and I am so glad that I found your blog. Your daughters are beautiful and their personalities are so vividly portrayed by you.

https://www.artistryinfocus.blogspot.com/2006/06/snakes-and-snails-and-puppy-dog-tails_09.html

Sorry for the long address...don't know how to post a link in a comment. :(

Abra said...

well that didn't work at all...

you can go to my blog @
www.artistryinfocus.blogspot.com
then in the June posts it's entitled:
snakes and snails and puppy dog tails

Joanna said...

OMG - that second picture if hilarious. Great catch!

Mandaroo said...

I love that 2nd photo! And, I'm totally cool with it!

Arizaphale said...

I love love love that second one!!! What characters!
I know I am late but I wanted to show you this one this week.
sprung