I was working on our Christmas letter tonight and started having flashbacks to last year's drama of taking the Christmas card photo. Not only was I trying to coordinate two boys, but the dog kept interfering. I briefly considered including him, until he started running around the yard like a maniac (followed by my feeling like a maniac for trying to coordinate two toddlers and a dog using a digital camera).
Two days, four photo sessions, and something like 200 images later, I finally got the shot. Some of the reject photos were so silly I actually put together a two page spread in our family album entitled "The Anatomy of a Christmas Card" in which I commemorated the "best of the worst" photos.