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It's the little things...

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Back in May, before my eldest brother and his family left for Germany, we took family jumping pictures. It's way harder than I could have planned to get fourteen people (plus the dog!) to jump at the same time. We ended up not getting a single one where everyone was jumping at the same time so instead of just choosing the best one I made a GIF!

This is my family. They're the best! I can't wait until all of us are together again.
This silly GIF makes me grin from ear to ear. I love watching each individual person and what they're doing. I've watched it so many times, over and over, but each time I find something new to laugh at.

Highlights I really enjoy - my youngest niece jumping into the shots then jumping in a circle, the puppy (of course!) and how lazy my brother is jumping (in the camo pants doing little arm flapping movements).

As soon as I got home and looked through the pictures I realized I definitely could have had a better game plan to keep everyone jumping at the same time but I suppose then I wouldn't have this hilarious GIF to admire. I suspect when my brother moves back to the states I'll be forcing everyone to do this again.
xoxo

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101 thoughts

  1. this is adorable, i love gifs, i need to learn how to make ones this good! <3

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  2. This is incredibly adorable! :D

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  3. This is so precious! Every single person who looks at this will just be instantly happy :)

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  4. this is SO awesome!!! :D :D

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  5. I LOVE this! I will do this with my family the next time we are all together. Really funny! :)

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  6. awh this is so cute! i literally watched this for so long, so funny watching everyones movements, especially the puppy and your brothers arm flapping! really cute idea (:
    amy x

    http://amyvalentinex.blogspot.co.uk/

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  7. Hahaha, this is so funny, I love how everyone is smiling and having really fun! Your family is the best!

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  8. This is so funny! What a great idea :) xx

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  9. This is so great girlie! Oh my God, I giggled so hard! And the cutest and first thing I noticed was your niece running in and then in a circle! I am going to have to try this. Thanks for making my morning super bright!

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  10. Funny: House of Pain's 'Jump Around' is playing on the radio right now. A really sweet gif, I should try this too with my parents and sisters.

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  11. This is so cute! Your niece looks adorable jumping in. I love the dog too!

    Becky
    xx

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  12. This is such a great idea! I have a huge family too, and full of kids, so this is definitely something I might try! We love our jumping photos too!

    I particularly like the lady on the left in the blue - she has some great moves!

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  13. Oh, this GIF is really great!
    :)

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  14. The girl with the short hair in the white who can't take herself seriously and your brother being all "Yeah... Woohoo... *jump*"

    This is fun to watch! :)

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  15. best thing i've seen on the internet in ages :D my favourite is the lady in the middle who jumps a couple of times, then puts her hands on her legs and swivels around!

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  16. haha! this is hilarious and precious at the same time.

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  17. I love this so much. It is on the top of my to-do list now. Than you for the idea.

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  18. This is the best GIF I've seen! Seriously, you have a great family!

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  19. hahaha so cute :) but the jumping little girl and dog are hilarious*

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  20. Not even my family and I'M grinning ear to ear.

    love your hair!

    sky

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  21. What fun! Such a cute family...you really do have to make them do it again!! xoxo

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  22. This is pretty much the awesomest

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  23. You have such adorable family members! I really like this mini-GIF series of yours, especially the first ones with your father! Hilarious!

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  24. This GIF is so great! Looks like your mom and brother have similar jumping styles. I like how the lady in the white shirt jumps a few times then suddenly looks really tired and the dog is just too precious!

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  25. Haha, this is great, I love the dog xD He looks so confused about what's going on

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  26. this is amazing. you have an awesome family.

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  27. Laughed so hard at this!! I noticed your niece first and then your brother. I was like He's not even trying!!! haha

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  28. that is awesome!! how do you manage to do so much cool stuff??!!

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  29. Haha! Best gif ever. So cute and hilarious!

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  30. This is the best family portrait ever! I love that your whole family was game. Very cute, especially the dog!

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  31. This is so cute. I especially like the man in the grey shirt and his T-rex arms!!

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  32. This is so cute - I love how everyone is just laughing the whole time, and the dog is wondering what the heck is going on! :) Thanks for sharing.

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  33. This is amazing. Hahaha. A great day brightener.

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  34. That's so cute! And what a way to get your family in action, too

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  35. That is officially awesome! Looks like you're all having a little dance :) x

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  36. Your family is SO Cute!!! I love that picture!

    http://shannonhearts.blogspot.com/

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  37. This is awesome! How do you create a gif?
    // Tilde :)

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  38. Love it! Totally hilarious!!

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  39. That is excellent. Love it! So cheerful.

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  40. oh my goodness, I LOVE this hahahaha. I want to try this with my family sometime.. what a great memory, way better than just one photo!

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  41. This is one of the funniest things I've ever seen! I can't imagine how much funnier it must be fore you since you know all of these people too. I LOVE this! : ]

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  42. jajajaja is funny i love it, awwww family is the great thing ever.

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  43. this is awesome! beautiful art :)

    Barnicles

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  44. Hahaha, I love it! It makes me laugh outloud too!

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  45. This is the best thing I have ever seen. So amazing. I too couldn't help, but watch it repeat and see what everyone was doing. So incredibly neat! How many consecutive shots is that? I just can't get over how perfect it is!!! Love.

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  46. This is amazing! I love when the original plan doesn't work out, but something so much greater does as a result! =)

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  47. I can't stop watching this! It's so mesmerizing! Thanks for the pick-me-up!

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  48. This is the most adorable gif every. How great to have your family in on the silliness. :)

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  49. Possibly the cutest thing ever!

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  50. Best GIF ever! Totally cool idea for a family portrait. Everyone looks like their having lots of fun, especially the pup!
    Lots of love!
    http://thesweetnesstalks.blogspot.co.uk/

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  51. My highlight was your brother!

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  52. This makes me laugh and I don't even know your family!! LOL This is so cute and really something to cherish for years to come. :) You have to have an awesome family to get them to agree to do this.

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  53. Hhahaha, awwww, this is so freaking cute! I think my favorite part of this is your dad, getting so into it! He looks like a fun guy. Also love the woman in the white shirt in the middle getting tired and giving up at the end, ahahhahaha.

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  54. This is so fun! I absolutely love this!

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  55. This is fantastic! I think the fact that its a GIF and not just a picture is so prefect. Good luck to your brothers family in Germany!!!

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  56. it's perfect! what a great family memory

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  57. OMG! This is so funny. Your brother is hilarious!!!!!

    I love this!! I have a big family, too!!! And it is hard to even have them allllll look at the camera at the same time. We even had where one nephew was hiding his face. Gosh. These family photos make me smile big, too! Family is so wonderful!! <3 <3 <3

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  58. Oh my gosh, this gif is so cute! I especially love how the little girl just hops right into the picture. :)

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  59. That's amazing, and I most definitely laughed! Thanks for sharing your hilarious family. =D

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  60. What a great idea! I love your gif

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  61. The best parts are your parents! They look like they're having so much fun!

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  62. Your niece jumping into the picture is adorable!

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  63. Haha best .gif ever!! I guess the love of jumping shots runs in the family? =)

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  64. This gif is so precious haha! It's a really great idea!

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  65. Omigosh! I love the dog and the girl who hops into the photo from the left :) Too cool.

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  66. OH wow your family is AMAZING <3 you are guys so lovely <3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/
    http://www.facebook.com/CoeursDeFoxes

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  67. Forget the traditional family portrait, its all about the family .GIFs!

    Peace <3 & (A)-
    Chey
    Lefties are Lovers

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  68. This is so awesome!! Made me laugh out loud!! :D

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  69. That gif is so perfect <3 I would love to have one of my family!! ::)

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  70. Haha, this is so AWESOME! I love the lady on the left in blue when she just kicks her leg at one point. Too funny.

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  71. That is just too great. I am definitely going to try this in December so I can have a GIF of the Northrop's, Tucker's and King's jumping all together!

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  72. Love this GIF! It's is so very adorable!

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  73. This is so cute! Even though I don't know your family I think it's so fun and lovely to see, you seem to have such a good time together!

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  74. .gif family pictures... the next big thing for portrait photographers?

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  75. this is fab! i've been watching it for ages! x

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  76. I watched this for SO long and giggled the whole time! It almost looks like a video, it's so great! I LOVE how some people are staying in the same spot, your brother's arm flapping was the firs thing that had me giggling, and the puppy jumping around like "yay, we are playing!" this is just so cute and great and I love it and I need to watch it for another minute or two.

    xomando

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  77. I cannot tell you how happy this post makes me. I want to do this with my own family!

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  78. I LOVE making gifs like this. I did one SO similar of a wedding party last year…it was one of my favorite parts of that day…I wish I had a tripod on hand though so it wouldn't have all the silly camera movement. Still fun to watch each individual person though ;)
    http://blytheponytailparades.typepad.com/my-blog/2011/08/i-love-making-gifs.html

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  79. Too awesome! Have to try this with my family now. :)

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  80. gosh...this is high-larious!! and i don't even know your family but it made me laugh!!!

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  81. So cute and funny. I love it!

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  82. I think the best one is definitly your brother! He made me laugh really out loud!He is like a bird trying to take off...

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  83. Too funny. Laughing out loud at work, will have to try this with my family. :)

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