embrace the camera: sept. 1st

embrace the camera is happening with milo again this week.
i know what you're thinking...milo took pictures with you 2 weeks in a row?  the world must be coming to an end soon.
well, i can't predict when the world will end, but i don't think my son has anything to do with it.
milo has just been in the "picture taking mood" lately and i've embraced that.
it's a rare day that he smiles for the camera.
{jami, i think i stole this shirt from you.  but don't ask for it back because it's too comfy.}

any day that milo can wear his joey logano (nascar driver) shirt is a good day for him.
we have to pray for joey logano every night as well.  do you hear that joey logano?
you have a 4 year old prayer warrior for you up in this house.
he's even trying to pull off a nascar mullet.
and of course, i'm letting him, cause he's just that cute.
don't judge a boy by his mullet.

so, have you ever embraced the camera?  if you haven't, why not?
it's important for your kids/family members/etc. to have memories of YOU.  one day, you won't be around, and all they will have are those 2 pictures you let someone take of you at christmas time.
stop messing around and make some memories...and capture those memories...with YOU IN THEM.
it's that important.
if you are a newbie this week, leave me a comment so i can come visit!

so, are you ready to embrace the camera?
here's the nitty gritty:
1.  take a picture with you and your kids/spouse/family member/friend/whatever.
2.  blog about that picture and include a link to our blog, or grab our button.
3.  link your blog post up on the link tool below.
4.  visit the other embracers...give each other lots of compliments about how good we look with our greasy hair and sweatpants velour jogging suits on.  cause yah, we need a little boost when it's been days since our last shower.
5.  have fun!


  1. I just LOVE your etc days. Such a fun chance to check out other mommas and imagine the chaos behind the click. Thanks for giving us this opp!

  2. I don't see the linky... am I missing it?

  3. I love Milo. I feel all sentimental when I see pictures of the two of you because you and him are like me and my Santiago. Anyway, I finally got around to participating. Sort of. http://millie78.tumblr.com/post/9622440858/embrace-the-camera

  4. super, super presh.
    he is looking SO old!

  5. I'm missing the linky too...

  6. Yo Milo, you are amazing mullet and all. Miss you little dude.


  7. Sooo cute! Milo really does have a fabulous smile.

  8. this just makes my heart light up!! thanks for sharing that sweet smile!

    i'll check back for the linky later!

  9. sorry y'all, link is up now!

  10. What a handsome little man you have there! Linking up for the first time! Thanks for hosting :)

  11. Yay! So glad to be able to link up this week :) You are too cute.

  12. First-timer, here. Thanks for motivating me to get pictures up of the baby bump...

  13. maybe he likes taking pics because he is getting his long locks back? he definitely knew how to work them. :o)

    have a good one!

  14. milo is getting so big! and although i will embrace and accept the mini mullet (after all, i do live in oklahoma now), i will always miss his long hair.

  15. I think it is awesome that he loves joey so much he must pray for him. So awesome!

  16. ha! I love it! How sweet that Milo insists on praying for Joey Logano. You should find a way to get this blog post over to Mr. Logano!

  17. Thanks for this! It helped my perspective a LOT this morning :) I also really loved your post from yesterday! Such a cool idea.

  18. mr. milo really is so stinkin cute when he hams it up. but i need to see a funny picture of him doing something inappropriate (like grabbing at him wenis) STAT. thanks.

  19. He is such a cutie, mullet and all ;) And you momma are looking fabulous as usual!

  20. Love your embrace photos, so fun.
    Linking up for the first time: www.nocontractcellphonesecrets.com/blog.html

  21. He is so stinkin' cute. And he is so not chinese! Where did he get his WT-nascar-lovin'-ness? Usually that kind of thing is handed down from the parents, and I know that's not the case with you guys. :)

  22. well i stole it from keaton. so it's fine. what goes around comes around,,,who will steal it from you??

  23. you two are toooo cute. and yeah, he doesn't look a bit chinese. he looks more indian/white (haha) like my kids will be somedayyyyyy!!!! i think milo is STINKIN' cute!!!!

  24. Love all these pictures!!

    If i get brave enough i will have to put up a picture of me haha :)

  25. Wow. I never knew a mullet could be cute. But behold, it can!

    I have to try the child over my shoulders pose--that is adorable! Too bad I don't currently have a cute pregnant belly to go with it! :)

    Love these.

  26. Such sweet pictures!! I've been doing embrace the camera for about 8 months now and I LOVE that we're in way more pictures with our kids now, thanks for the inspiration :)

  27. If there's anyone who can rock a mullet, Milo can :). Awesome smiles from both of you :).

  28. I love this! I've seen it posted on a couple of other blogs for awhile, but I finally decided to give it a go myself this week!


  29. Here I am, extra real, in my pj's and sporting my glasses...Embrace the Camera!


  30. this is a real challenge 'cause most of my family don't want me to share their photos online. so I share a photo of me. and I might convince my mother for next week. or one of my cats.

    Ana ~ wonderland

  31. IM a little late with my embrace check it out here....


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