Tradition With A Tripod

Monday, I posted a little “tease” on my Facebook page, along with this photo. It’s our “annual family Christmas photo”, taken Sunday evening. And I promised to share on today’s blog post just how many years we’ve had this tradition of taking a photo of the three of us – and Sundae -on Christmas evening.


This was last year’s picture.


Christmas, 2014.

marshall jr db sundae 12-25-2014 8-13-23 PM

Christmas, 2013. It’s so nice having a tripod and a camera with a timer.

family photo 12-25-2013 8-55-30 AM

Christmas, 2012.


Christmas, 2011.  And here’s a funny story:  several years ago, I was following a blogger who often posted pictures of her and her husband on their outings. I commented and asked if they always asked strangers to take their photos. She replied that they had a small tripod. I mentioned that to Motor Man, and he said that we already had a tripod….upstairs….with a pair of large binoculars on them,  positioned to look out at the water. Silly me:  I knew the binoculars were there, but never thought about them being on a tripod. This next family picture was taken before we I discovered the tripod. Notice just the tips of Sundae’s ears in the photo. This was her first Christmas with us. Not the best picture, but a fun selfie memory.


And, as far as I can tell, our first family Christmas photo, taken in 2010 (also a selfie).


We had taken pictures of each other on prior Christmases: Marshall would take one of Motor Man and me, and Motor Man would take one of Marshall and me. But it’s nice to have pictures of all of us together. I’m glad we started this tradition (and that we “discovered” that tripod).

~These Days Of Mine~

8 responses to “Tradition With A Tripod

  1. That tripod certainly DOES come in handy! I think the yearly group Christmas shot is a fun tradition… how the years fly by…….


  2. I love this! So awesome to have direct evidence of time unfolding and interesting to see the changes,etc.

  3. What a great collection of photos, Dianna! Thanks for sharing.

  4. ; ) – completely forgot about the Christmas ‘selfies’ from a few years back !

  5. Isn’t it fun to look back over the years at those photos? Before I got my tripod, we used to sit someone’s digital camera with a timer on something high enough and try, try, try to get everyone posed just right within the range. Tripods, so much easier!!

  6. Love the tradition and the pics. UMMM, maybe I need to invest in a tripod – the possibilities are obviously endless and the rewards great!

  7. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    What treasurers, Dianna!! It is a wonderful tradition.

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