09 Jun My Perfectly Imperfect Best Shot Monday
I thought about sharing this shot of my girlies from last week for my best shot but since today is the kick off the fantastic blog series The Gift of Imperfect Parenting at beautiful Brene Brown’s blog Ordinary Courage, I figured the much more appropriate photo to share was this one.
Today I’m feeling courageous enough to show you my real life at it’s craziest, it’s most absurd and with all it’s flaws. And you know what? I’ll bet you’re cool with that, aren’t you? See. I knew I liked you.
As I said in you last post, I encourage you to tune in to what Brene has to share in regards to ‘raising our children with courage, compassion and connection’. It’s a message you don’t want to miss. Be sure to pop over to her series and snap up the CD ASAP. You’ll be really glad you did.
So…on that note, would you like to share your perfect pictures (or the perfectly imperfect ones if you dare) on this fine yet flawed Monday?
JaimeePosted at 07:30h, 09 June
I love both of those, but that second one is awesome! What a couple of characters!
http://www.thesesmallwonders.com“ REL=”nofollow”>BSM – Sleeping Angel
carriePosted at 07:37h, 09 June
That is a perfectly perfect shot! My girls have started asking after a few “nice” shots if they could do funny ones now…so I have lots of the imperfects!
I picked a favorite moment from http://barelycontrolledchaos.wordpress.com/2008/06/08/little-girls-flowers-toesthese-are-a-few-of-my-favorite-things/“ REL=”nofollow”>last week for my BSM.
susiejPosted at 10:55h, 09 June
Yes! My http://www.susiej.com/index.php/in-that-instant-i-knew-he-was-ready-for-first-grade/“ REL=”nofollow”>Broken Bagel!, and what that meant!
They look great, by the way — free.
MaggiePosted at 11:40h, 09 June
What great shots of your girls! It perfectly captures the spirit of being siblings…especially that second one!
http://andtheducksaid.blogspot.com/2008/06/best-shot-monday-city-of-fountains.html“ REL=”nofollow”>BSM: City of Fountains
HipMommaPosted at 11:42h, 09 June
We get those same expressions here about 90% of every day. It’s just life.
http://thehipmommasjournal.squarespace.com/journal/2008/6/9/vs-room.html“ REL=”nofollow”>My Best Shot
BlueberryPosted at 11:48h, 09 June
that second picture is fantastic!!!!!
here is my http://blueberryandbean.blogspot.com/2008/06/best-shot-monday_9.html“ REL=”nofollow”>best shot
BlueberryPosted at 11:51h, 09 June
ok- that didn’t work…..
let’s try again!
http://blueberryandbean.blogspot.com/2008/06/best-shot-monday_09.html“ REL=”nofollow”>best shot
treasureseekerPosted at 12:10h, 09 June
These are my “perfectly imperfect” shots. I totally agree that sometimes these photos ring most true to who we are and what is really going on around us!
http://questfortreasure.blogspot.com“ REL=”nofollow”>My BSM
AndreaPosted at 12:16h, 09 June
http://om-mami.blogspot.com/2008/06/best-shot-monday-prosper.html“ REL=”nofollow”>Best Shot Monday
Kara!!!Posted at 12:20h, 09 June
That second one is hilarious! Ah…sisters 🙂
Here’s my BSM: http://www.karaspranger.com/2008/06/09/best-shot-monday-staying-cool/“ REL=”nofollow”>Staying Cool
nataliePosted at 12:21h, 09 June
I love the idea of imperfect parenting.
I need photo help this week! I’m in a rut. Hm…perhaps I should embrace imperfect photography!
http://thebensonfamilyandotherstuff.blogspot.com“ REL=”nofollow”>MBS: Dress Yourself
KimberlyPosted at 12:26h, 09 June
LOL! Love the character your girls show in the second shot.
Here’s http://alteringlife.blogspot.com/2008/06/bsm-smiling.html“ REL=”nofollow”>my contribution this week.
ChristinaPosted at 12:29h, 09 June
Those are the type of pictures that make a mother smile, the memories you want to hold close!Much better than a “perfect” shot.
Mine is another moment to cherish forever – my girl and her best friend. http://momology.blogspot.com/2008/06/best-shot-monday-girl-and-her-bear.html“ REL=”nofollow”>best friend.
tracyPosted at 12:38h, 09 June
The expressions are great!!
http://www.theinspiredfamily.com/?p=232“ REL=”nofollow”>My Best Shot this weekend was perfect in it’s contrast to what was a decidedly imperfect (cold, rainy, cold… did I say cold?) weekend.
Mia's MamaPosted at 12:44h, 09 June
I LOVE how perfectly imperfect the second shot it.
http://imother.blogspot.com/2008/06/best-shot-monday-squirrel-feeder.html“ REL=”nofollow”>The Squirrel Feeder
Elaine A.Posted at 12:51h, 09 June
That second picture is priceless!!
Here’s the long linky to mine…
maggiemae and familyPosted at 13:00h, 09 June
so cute. i hope this link works it has been a while.
maggiemae and familyPosted at 13:01h, 09 June
yeah it didn’t try this http://maggiemaeupdates.blogspot.com/2008/06/best-shot-monday-i-love-this-girl.html“ REL=”nofollow”>ilovethisgirl
MelissaPosted at 13:19h, 09 June
I love the crazy shot – so perfectly silly!
http://momentspass.blogspot.com/2008/06/best-shot-monday_09.html“ REL=”nofollow”>Here’s mine
LeahPosted at 13:23h, 09 June
That is too funny. 🙂
Here’s http://lakelinesthoughts.com/?p=611“ REL=”nofollow”>mine.
SassyPosted at 13:35h, 09 June
Oh what fun. We have quite a few of those “supermodel” poses with our 2 girls too. LOL.
Getting the cd today. Can’t wait!
BrittanyPosted at 13:36h, 09 June
ha ha ha those are HILARIOUS! 🙂
Here’s my shot(s):
AnnaPosted at 14:03h, 09 June
Mine is imperfect (like most weeks) but lots of fun, wheee!
Love those shots, Tracey. I’m trying to imagine how to recreate that fun at my house!
My Best Shot Monday
AnnaPosted at 14:05h, 09 June
Ummmmm….Not sure what I did wrong. Try THIS one for swinging fun!
http://hankandwillie.wordpress.com/2008/06/09/wheeeee/“ REL=”nofollow”> Here it is
MeganPosted at 14:07h, 09 June
what a great, crazy shot!
kimPosted at 14:09h, 09 June
I love the fun, goofy shots. Isn’t that what life’s all about?
http://www.cancio.org/blog/?p=1193/“ REL=”nofollow”>Birthday Parties
chaoticfamilyPosted at 14:23h, 09 June
They are great. The second one really shows their fun sides.
Here is mine.
JenPosted at 14:29h, 09 June
The second one is priceless. I think it is perfect!!
DawnPosted at 14:36h, 09 June
Let’s try again:
They’re so cute! 🙂 Here’s mine:
http://dawnomite.wordpress.com/2008/06/09/best-shot-monday-girl-with-balloons/“ REL=”nofollow”>bright balloons
Michelle PotterPosted at 14:52h, 09 June
Those are both cute shots!
For my BSM, I have a little http://usr-bin-mom.com/index.php?page=entry&id=2236“ REL=”nofollow”>cling-on.
Crunchy Domestic GoddessPosted at 15:08h, 09 June
haha, i love both of those! 🙂
mine is http://crunchydomesticgoddess.com/2008/06/08/my-backyard-where-the-wild-things-are-bsm/“ REL=”nofollow”>of a new baby Blue Jay – one of two we’ve been keeping an eye out in our backyard as they made their way from the ground into a tree.
❉ pixie ❉Posted at 15:26h, 09 June
Love the eyes in that second shot. How fun.
http://pixiestemple.blogspot.com/2008/06/his-eyes-melt-my-heart-everytime.html“ REL=”nofollow”>BSM—soft & sweet
ColleenPosted at 15:33h, 09 June
Love that shot!!! I’m sure it shows some of the personalities that we don’t get too see on here too often.
http://amadisonmom.blogspot.com/2008/06/best-shot-monday-its-about-time.html“ REL=”nofollow”>Imperfect Family Time
GolightlyPosted at 17:10h, 09 June
What wonderful, fun, real shots of the girls!
Here are a couple of my http://justaddcolor.blogspot.com/2008/06/best-shot-monday.html“ REL=”nofollow”>Best Shots from a busy week!
Never That EasyPosted at 17:27h, 09 June
Oh, so cute – definitely shows their characters! I’m finally back to regular posting (I hope), so here’s my http://neverthateasy.blogspot.com/2008/06/get-back-on-track-monday-post.html“ REL=”nofollow”> BSM – Pretty Cute .
melody is slurping lifePosted at 19:07h, 09 June
Your girls are beautiful and have such magnetic personalities. I am loving that second shot!
Mine is definitely a shot of something imperfect and is my SS Wii fit photo contest entry…and I even reveal my age. *gulp*
http://slurpinglife.typepad.com/slurping_life/2008/06/fifty-a-good-fi.html“ REL=”nofollow”>Happy Birthday Me
AndiPosted at 19:27h, 09 June
Maybe I got a bit too serious on my post with my discussion of imperfections as a parent…you can not know the worries I have had about what I might do to my daughter’s life because I was an imperfect mother! I so love the idea of this being a gift; I can not wait to tune in. Thank you for sharing what I know will be treasured by so many. Also, LOVE your silly shot…it’s honest and rings true to who your girls really are.
Here’s mine this week: http://magallanomournins.blogspot.com/“ REL=”nofollow”>Valley of the Teens
AndiPosted at 19:30h, 09 June
So sorry- I misspelled something in the link. Duh!
Here it is again:
http://magallanomournings.blogspot.com/“ REL=”nofollow”>Valley of the Teens
Amy JoPosted at 23:31h, 09 June
How funny! I’m so glad my kids are getting to that age where I can get them to be in a picture together. Your girls look like they have a ton of fun together!
Here’s my BSM, taken after a long, hot day of gardening!
MelPosted at 23:55h, 09 June
I personally love those kind of shots!
Here’s mine: http://motherofthefreakinyear.blogspot.com/2008/06/best-shot-monday.html“ REL=”nofollow”>
Austin Capitol at Night
AbraPosted at 13:24h, 10 June
I know I am entering my best shot Monday a bit late but the internet was down at work ALL day yesterday and I didn’t get to get on at all until last night sometime. I love all of your posts and I am so glad that I found your blog. Your daughters are beautiful and their personalities are so vividly portrayed by you.
Sorry for the long address…don’t know how to post a link in a comment. 🙁
AbraPosted at 13:25h, 10 June
well that didn’t work at all…
you can go to my blog @
then in the June posts it’s entitled:
snakes and snails and puppy dog tails
JoannaPosted at 17:29h, 10 June
OMG – that second picture if hilarious. Great catch!
MandarooPosted at 19:44h, 12 June
I love that 2nd photo! And, I’m totally cool with it!
ArizaphalePosted at 05:44h, 17 June
I love love love that second one!!! What characters!
I know I am late but I wanted to show you this one this week.