Pick My New Headshot (What I Really Look Like)

I know what you’re thinking, and yes, this is getting a little ridiculous. Again with the picture thing. Last week, I shared that I needed a new photo that actually looked like me. Little did I know that my friend Rhonda would offer to take one for me!

What kind of lady does that? An awesomely sweet one. Did I mention I haven’t seen her in ten years? Ten years! Rhonda was a big influence on my life in my high school years. She exemplified godly living and was absolutely crazy fun. I have tons of special memories of her, and of her couch, too. I spent many nights on it :)

She happened to be in my area last weekend and we met up on Sunday morning at 7am. When she added that she’d do some family photos, too, I begged my husband to come along. He wasn’t too keen on the idea of getting everyone up at 5am on a Sunday morning, but after a little convincing, he agreed. All I had to do was show him her website.

I may have also slightly suggested there would be some major pouting if he said no. The secret to pouting, by the way, is to save it for the big stuff. Yeah, I’m all about submitting but I’m no saint. And getting a family picture taken by a dear friend who happens to be a very talented lady… well that sent me over the edge. (Not that it’s a long trip.)

So, my whole happy fam turned out and met Rhonda early Sunday morning. She was cheerful and fun and sweet and had us all relaxed. For the first time in my life, I actually liked getting my picture taken!

Rhonda sent me these headshots and I love ‘em! The only problem is, I can’t choose one! So, I am leaving it up to you, dear friends. Please do comment and tell me which pic you like.

Can you tell I only slept three hours the night before?

Now, go check out Rhonda’s photoblog. See her cutie patootie husband? He was my youth pastor! He wore orange vans, taught me to pray, encouraged me more than any teacher ever had… and took me on a missions trip to Hollywood where we witnessed to prostitutes. But that’s a story for another time…

Now I promise I’ll get back to regular programming around here soon.

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  1. So glad to see the new “real” you. You are BEAUTIFUL! My favorite is #1.
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  2. Hmmm? I think #6 is my favorite. I had a hard time picking! They are all beautiful!

  3. You are lovely in all. I like #1 the best.

  4. I like 5 and 6 the best. You are gorgeous, my friend :)

  5. I love the pictures. #1 or #2 are my favorites but I can’t decide which I like more. Very pretty.

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  6. Beautiful. All of them.

    You can’t go wrong with any one of them.



  7. #2!
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  8. 3 hours? Girl you crack me up. You are BEAUTIFUL and any of these pictures shows that. And seriously, I feel blessed that you and your family were willing recipients. Glad to hear you had an enjoyable time, because I LOVED the time we had. I was only sad that we both had someplace to be after we left. We didn’t have enough time. Bruce was really bummed that he had to miss out on the fun too. Love you lots!
    Now back to getting your family pictures finished up.
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  9. #5!!!!!! I like that one!! ;)

  10. #5 is my favorite!
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  11. I would NEVER have thought you only had 3 hours of sleep. Oh to be that pretty w/so little sleep. All of the pictures are really great, but I think I like number 1 the best.

  12. 3 kids? You look like you’re 20! I’ve only been to your site a couple times and have never seen a picture of you until now.

    Beautiful pictures :-)

  13. I like # 6, black and white looks so elegant, you look beautiful in all of them!

  14. I think 1 and 2 are the nicest because they are close-up. The black & white is very classic so that gets MY vote! By the way: The new photos make you look soooo much younger
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  15. I like the black and whites! 2 or 4 =0) Beautiful!
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  16. These look lovely! I suggest the close ups! Go for 1 or 2. I love black and white or sepia photos, but your colour photo is radiant!
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  17. #1 Close up and color…. my favorites!

  18. #1 is definitely the best! You look like a warm, real person… approachable & friendly! Blessings!
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  19. Someone joined HSH today and listed TheHomeGrown Mom Blog as the place where they heard about us. I thought, ” I know that place”. When I came here I thought, “This looks familiar.” When I saw your beautiful picture I thought, “Wow! Who is that?!” I think your blog is amazing. Beautiful. But more than that, your heart seems to be here. It’s absolutely lovely and so are you. Thanks for sharing about us:)

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