Sunday, June 6, 2010

Thank Heaven! The worst is behind me...

I was putting together a bunch of family pictures for my Dad's 60th birthday when I came across this gem. It is officially the worst portrait that has or ever will be taken of me. There I am, in the top left corner....terrifying eh? The bad hair can be blamed on the decade...no one survived the 80s without a few bad do's...yes, that is a cold sore on my lip... the glasses are what we used to wear...seriously....and I just can't excuse the startled look on my face. Soooo bad!! Maybe I was trying not to blink?? Ever??

I'm proud to be secure enough to post this picture...putting it out there to the ridicule of my family and friends (Melanie and Shayla have already bonded over this). But I'm not so secure that I won't also post a cute picture of me when I was little....because, I was a dang cute kid.
I'm the one smiling on my Dad's lap.

You may be wondering how I know this will be the worst portrait of me...I'll tell you! It's one of the benefits of being a grown-up. I now have a lot more control over what pictures survive to see the light of day. Never again will something like this survive to be witnessed by others! Seriously...I'll destroy memory cards with massive magnets if I have to. :)

5 comments:

Emily said...

You crack me up! I have many similar pictures...I blame it all on the decade. It didn't do anyone any favors.

Mary Ann said...

I love both pictures! But you were definitely a bit cuter in the 2nd one. I don't know why cute kids have to grow up and go through puberty. It's really a shame. But at least you came out looking fabulous in the end! :)

glarcy said...

Ugly is beautiful in my book! I don't think bad photos exist... at least that's what I have to tell myself.

Jeff said...

That picture makes me so happy. I was a pretty awkward child. There are plenty of bad pictures of me. Maybe I'll have to blog about it sometime.

Michaelynn said...

Carla, its been awhile since I've read your blog. And I'm just loving it so much! I can't wait to see you soon! And Happy Birthday!

PS - You really were a dang cute kid and you still are.