A Special Announcement!


Yay! This is partly the reason why I’ve been MIA for so long. The first trimester is always an ugh experience. BUT I also got a nasty case of walking pneumonia which really knocked me off my feet and I was really sick for three long weeks. Last week I was slowly recovering, and I finally felt totally like myself again only yesterday. So glad that’s over!

Now, I’d like to discuss how we pulled off the family photo you see above. If you have a small kid or several kids, you know how hard family photos can be. For example, here’s one of our attempts at a family photo during Halloween:


We did manage to get a good photo after around 10 attempts, but I didn’t want to do that for our baby announcement since Janella would be seated on a chair with no supports. I wouldn’t be able to sit and smile while worrying whether (or when) my active little girl would jump/fall off the chair.

So, we took a series of photos and photoshopped (actually, photo-element-ed) them all together to make one perfect family photo!

baby announcement original photos

It was pretty easy to do… with great results. All you need is a camera with a timer. Just don’t move the camera at all and the photoshopping will turn out great. I will definitely keep this trick in mind for future family photos!

Be back tomorrow with another DIY art project. Yes, I’m back… For real!! xo

And did you notice the new blog design? Love it – but as a result, there are some problems with photo sizes and weird links around here. I’m working on it!

9 Comments on “A Special Announcement!

  1. Congratulations! That is awesome news! So glad you are feeling better. I got walking pneumonia while pregnant w/ Margaret. Ugh. xoxo

    • You, too!? Ugh I wouldn’t wish that experience on anyone!! Thanks for the congratulations!!

  2. YAYAY So happy for u guys, well- about the new Vita-to-be, not the walking pneumonia! *yikes* Glad you’re well now and back in bloggin’ action, for me need some Elisa on a regular basis! HUGS!

  3. Congrats! And I was admiring your photo skills. Thanks for the explanation.

    Like your new blog look, too.

    Hope you feel better.

  4. Welcome back! Glad you are better and congratulations to all of you on your growing family! Love the polka dot artwork…. Hugs!

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