Thursday, March 30, 2006

Don't Hate Me Because I'm Beautiful (aka The Camera Doesn't Lie)

That title? It's sarcasm, folks. Pure sarcasm. Everyone tells you that it's a lot harder to bounce back after the second baby but I never paid any attention. Dry skin, zits, baby fat, cellulite, eye bags, jowls, saggy boobs...I got the whole enchilada (that stupid new camera refuses to lie). But somehow, I don't think this is what they meant when they coined the phrase "having it all"

Hubz, on the other hand, is exactly the same except for a few more gray hairs. It's SO unfair! There is an upside, though. Two really cute ones, actually. See for yourself. New photos have finally been added to my Flickr box...

ADDENDUM: You guys are way too nice. Perhaps it's because you can't see the GIANT hi-resolution fill-the-whole-monitor version of these photos but I look terrible. You can SEE my eye wrinkles in a few of them and I'm fatter than I've ever been. I'm only sharing them because I feel like I need to make peace with reality. Seriously, these are NOT good photos. Only Hubz and the kids look good. I should post some of the REALLY bad ones...the DOUBLE CHIN shots. I'm working up to it. Be afraid. Be very afraid.


  • GREAT flickr pics. Your family is so sweet. And that camera takes a MIGHTY FINE picture. More. MORE!

    By Anonymous rhonda, at 3/30/2006 10:58:00 AM  

  • You look pretty hot to me. I don't know what you're talking about.

    By Anonymous reluctant housewife, at 3/30/2006 11:11:00 AM  

  • I agree with RH. You are totally hot, mama. :-)

    By Blogger MrsFortune, at 3/30/2006 12:04:00 PM  

  • Well, I think you are still pretty smoking...

    Great pictures :)

    By Blogger Emily, at 3/30/2006 12:28:00 PM  

  • WOW. You guys are totally HnS. HELLO!

    By Anonymous Kristen, at 3/30/2006 01:14:00 PM  

  • those pics are great. what a cute little family!!

    By Blogger Cityslicker Mom, at 3/30/2006 01:21:00 PM  

  • Yep, I'm not buying it either... You look great.
    Btw, are you loving the camera?

    By Blogger Mrs. Chicky, at 3/30/2006 02:48:00 PM  

  • Um, why do you think I posted a photo of me in eyeglasses and a bjorn blocking my entire torso? You on the other hand are a visual force to be reckoned with.

    By Blogger Mom101, at 3/30/2006 02:50:00 PM  

  • Gee, if I only looked as bad as you! And your children are adorable.

    By Blogger something blue, at 3/30/2006 03:17:00 PM  

  • Simply on a blog-by so I have no investment here. I have no hesitation saying that you are one fine looking lady.

    Adorable kids too.

    Take care

    By Blogger Michael, at 3/30/2006 03:59:00 PM  

  • Your family is adorable!

    By Anonymous chelle, at 3/30/2006 04:40:00 PM  

  • OK hot mom - yeah, better take care of that unsightly clear skin.

    Your post about zits, wrinkles, etc. reminded me to order some more face cream.

    Beautiful family and I'm so jealous of the scenery.

    By Blogger Carrcakes, at 3/30/2006 04:52:00 PM  

  • Please. You look great in a hat.

    My pic is in bar light. We all know everyone looks good in bar light.

    That's how I met my husband.


    By Anonymous Kristen, at 3/30/2006 06:01:00 PM  

  • I'm with the ladies - you look fine to me. Mighty fine. (Although as a concurrent sufferer of both wrinkles and zits, I must say - WTF?! Aren't these supposed to come at separate times?!)

    By Blogger kittenpie, at 3/30/2006 07:32:00 PM  

  • your kids are gorgeous and you have a fabulous smile!!

    By Blogger J's Mommy, at 3/30/2006 09:26:00 PM  

  • Shut the F up, you fresh-faced princess. Enjoy it while you got it! Because you got it!

    By Blogger SUEB0B, at 3/30/2006 10:14:00 PM  

  • I'm right there with you, but from what I've seen you have no need to worry. Very cute family. I have to say if your still concerned, the SB-600 for fill in will blast off any imperfections. You'll be 55 and still come off looking like an 18 year old pulling shifts at "The Doll House."

    By Blogger hipstermom, at 3/30/2006 10:43:00 PM  

  • You're being way too modest.

    And I've counted - and I only see ONE chin, girl.

    By Anonymous sweatpantsmom, at 3/31/2006 12:13:00 AM  

  • Um- yeah! Seriously, after reading your description I braced myself and clicked on the flickr badge- um.... what's the problem.

    You are a beauty! And one of those natural beauties at that!

    By Anonymous krista, at 3/31/2006 12:37:00 AM  

  • Thanks for all the ego-boosting. It's totally appreciated but ya'll are BLIND! Go look again. I added some pictures that weren't showing up all day. Look how friggin' fat I am in the full body pictures. You can't miss it.

    By Blogger IzzyMom, at 3/31/2006 02:08:00 AM  


    For real. You are beautiful.

    By Blogger The Silent K, at 3/31/2006 07:41:00 AM  

  • ha, well, misterpie does this bizarre chin-tuck thing whenever faced with a camera that creates a double chin where none normally exists, so I know from bad pictures, and this ain't it. So hush, little baby, don't say a word, or mama's going to buy you a mockingbird. And it will mock you AND you will have to change its cage. Don't ask, I'm rambling.

    By Blogger kittenpie, at 3/31/2006 10:38:00 AM  

  • I think you and your family are some good-looking people. I'd like to give your son a big smooch on those cheeks!

    By Blogger Elizabeth, at 3/31/2006 03:30:00 PM  

  • OK, I kept meaning to come back and post... but you are one seriously, seriously photogenic family. You're gorgeous! Hot mama! Cute kids! Handsome hubby!

    You know me and my integrity thing. I would not lie.

    By Anonymous Nancy, at 3/31/2006 03:41:00 PM  

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