Since my whole family would be together for the Thanksgiving holiday, we decided it would be a great time to do family pictures. Granted, my family isn’t that big, but it can still be a process to get every one together for pictures. We planned on shooting the pictures on Thanksgiving, since we knew for sure we’d all be together. Everyone coordinated their outfits with their spouse, but not too coordinated, we didn’t want to look to matchy-matchy. The only thing that could prohibit us from getting family pictures done was the weather. As Thursday approached, it appeared the weather would once again not play along with our plans. It was cold and rainy most of Thanksgiving day, so we had to forgo the family pictures for that day. We did have a back-up plan, so we used Saturday to shoot our pictures. Instead of the entire Hocker/Hein families, we simply did our immediate family and used my brother and sister-in-law’s house for the location. Since my nephew is still so little and was battling a cold, we decided it would be best if we stayed indoors for the event.

Let me tell you, taking these pictures was almost like pulling teeth for the boys. I think they were ready to be done as soon as we started. We had some very funny moments when my dad was taking the pictures of all of us kids trying to get situated and settled for a group picture. The boys just can’t seem to all do the same thing at the same time. It also appears they can’t sit next to each other for more than five minutes without complaining of somebody touching them! Eventually we were able to get all the pictures taken and no lives were lost in the process.

So, without further ado, here are the Hocker family portraits for Christmas 2010, look for it in a Christmas card near you.

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