Smile, Wednesday. #6

on October 1, 2008 in Smile, Wednesday with 16 comments by

This week features one totally awesome picture.  And then some others.

This Saturday at a wedding, we asked our Pastor Tom to take a group picture for us.  Well done.  [The guy on my right, Jules, looks creepy/cool in this picture.  If you can’t find me, I’m in a flowery dress standing very strange.]

Well done.  Then Pastor Tom says “Now let’s take one of those jumping pictures.  Everyone is doing it these days.”

[Uh…. “everyone is doing it these days”?  I have mixed emotions about our pastor peer-pressuring us.  If he told us to jump… oh wait.  He did.]

The only problem is that he doesn’t have a lot of experience taking the “jumping” picture, so this is what we got.

Probably more of a “launching” picture, wouldn’t you say?  Do you just love Molly on the right?  Apparently if you are with child it is uncool unwise to jump repeatedly.  So she just posed.  Hilarity.

After a switcharoo, and WAY less convincing than I expected, Molly took the picture of us really jumping-

Yes, that is Pastor Tom in the middle of this picture, and his cute wife Melissa on his left.

I love so many things about this- my friend Ernie on the far right looks photo shopped in- I have no idea how he jumped like this but I want to learn. James (next to Tom) looks way cool- college kids are such jump picture professionals. Emily (#4 from the left) is doing some sort of skateboard move.  [These are her pictures.  I stole them off of facebook.  Thanks EmCat!]

This picture makes me real happy.  In that special Smile, Wednesday kind of way.


  1. posted on Oct 01, 2008 at 1:10 PM  |  reply

    I am glad y’all got a jumping picture because it does look cool. Where was that wedding? Those pictures are beautiful! Hope you are doing well.

  2. posted on Oct 01, 2008 at 1:34 PM  |  reply

    “If he told us to jump… oh wait. He did.”


    I have a confession: I’ve never done one of these jumpy pictures. I’m not part of the cool club. I feel vulnerable even admitting it. In a blog comment. On AnnieBlogs.

  3. posted on Oct 01, 2008 at 1:53 PM  |  reply

    This makes my year. AWESOMENESS.

  4. posted on Oct 01, 2008 at 2:19 PM  |  reply

    That is too funny! And your dress is adorable and the scenery is beautiful and your friends seem awesome!

  5. posted on Oct 01, 2008 at 3:46 PM  |  reply

    Haha! I wish I could have been there! I do believe that is one of the best jumping pictures I have seen!

  6. posted on Oct 01, 2008 at 4:52 PM  |  reply

    LOVE it. LOVE jumping pics but i’ve never been in one. now i’m gonna…

  7. Eve
    posted on Oct 01, 2008 at 5:54 PM  |  reply

    I love the “Launching” picture – that is too funny!

  8. posted on Oct 01, 2008 at 6:10 PM  |  reply

    oh annie. you are so funny!!! i love the way you look at life. i have to second annie p. when i come visit you ladies, you’ll have to teach us the jumpshot, then the 3 of us will have to take a picture. so it’ll last longer. and because “everybody’s doing it”. ?!?!?!?

  9. posted on Oct 01, 2008 at 6:12 PM  |  reply

    Awesome. Awesome. Awesome.

  10. Face
    posted on Oct 01, 2008 at 6:19 PM  |  reply

    I’m with you. “Everybody’s doing it.” Huh? Only TT.

    Might I say that, from this angle, it looks like you might be inches away from crashing on the table? In a very America’s Funniest Home Videos moment?!

    Those made me very smiley. Thanks for sharing.

  11. candace Curry
    posted on Oct 02, 2008 at 5:59 AM  |  reply

    i love it that y’all are all holding hands in the “launching” version.

  12. posted on Oct 02, 2008 at 9:16 AM  |  reply

    Me again. A couple more things…1) Melissa Tanner doesn’t have any hops. Tom doesn’t either, and that makes Melissa’s look worse. 2)Who is Candace Curry? I know a Candace Couch, but not a Candace Curry. Candace, I enjoyed being your and Jason’s neighbor at camp. You were polite and clean. I like that in my neighbors. I hope you guys are doing well and marriage is as awesome for you as it is for me. Sorry to hunt you down on Annie’s blog.

  13. posted on Oct 02, 2008 at 9:44 AM  |  reply

    Pastor peer pressure! I love it.

    Those pictures totally made me smile today. Especially since you posted the launch picture and the actual jumping picture (with commentary). Thanks for the smiles today.

    Whatta cute dress you’ve got on. LOVE it.

  14. posted on Oct 02, 2008 at 12:12 PM  |  reply

    This experience was memorable beyond compare. It’s not every day we get a jumping picture with Tom AND Melissa Tanner, and make it that hilarious.

  15. Debbie
    posted on Oct 02, 2008 at 1:11 PM  |  reply

    This takes going to Riverstone church to a whole new level of coolness with a pastor and his wife in such an amazing trendy photo opt! Great Wednesday smile idea!

  16. posted on Oct 02, 2008 at 2:07 PM  |  reply

    I love the first attempt at the jumping picture.. it looks like all of you are saying “puuhlease hurry Tom, we are about to pee in our pants! And yes, props to Mo for taking the pregnant pose.

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