Imperfect Photos

I’m so annoyed with myself.

My kids look adorable and I wanted to capture the matching outfits. I adjusted blankets, ornaments, presents and seats to prepare for what I knew would be a crazy photo shoot.

During a break from the football game, Erik helped me gather the children and prop them up. Well, Becca we propped up. Joshua we bribed, cajoled, coaxed and entertained in an attempt to get some precious photos.

So why am I annoyed with myself? Because I got frustrated. I got frustrated with my two year old because he wouldn’t sit still and smile normally. Because he wouldn’t stop saying “cheese” with a squinchy face. Because he wouldn’t look at the camera. Because he kept rocking and moving, and laying, and rolling. I got frustrated because my two year old was, well, being two.

My goodness, what else did I expect from him??

He wouldn’t be Joshua Nelson Lindeen if he didn’t make goofy faces, roll on the floor, pucker up and make oogly noises at his sister. He wouldn’t be Joshua and he wouldn’t be mine if he wasn’t the silly little boy that he is. 

And I must say, the imperfect pictures that we did capture are the most precious, true-to-life pictures I’ve ever seen. My impish little boy and my smiley miracle baby girl.

We are so blessed. Merry Christmas from the Lindeens!!

About kristinlindeen

I am Kristin. I am Erik's wife. I am Joshua, Rebecca, and Andrew's mom. I am known nationally as the "QBQ! Daughter" and keynote on Personal Accountability and the QBQ. I am certified in Myers Briggs and am passionate about helping people understand themselves and others better. I am John and Karen's daughter. I am sister to many, mentor to some, friend to others. Most defining, I am Christ's daughter, adopted by God--rescued and saved by grace. And almost every single day, I need to be reminded of that truth. Come say "hi" at and of course, browse the blog! I'd love to hear from you, so comment away!
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2 Responses to Imperfect Photos

  1. Karen says:

    The truth of being a mom. We get frustrated. Good for you for recognizing it and understand your son's stage in life. I hope you give yourself a good dose of grace as well. Love all the photos! And I love you….Mom

  2. Shea says:

    those are the cutest pics ever good job kristin not many people can do that

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