Thursday, November 13, 2008

Chipmunk Cheeks...let me explain...

I have what we call, "CHIPMUNK CHEEKS", which pretty much means they always look like I have something in my mouth...they aren't the LEAST bit gaunt, or defined, or anorexic-model-high-cheek-bone beautiful.

And as I was going through old pictures I came upon these (My younger brother's wedding reception) and hit upon a SHOCKING revelation!

Most of my family members were cursed with them: Evidence below
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Okay...she doesn't really have them, but my lil' sis would be offended if I didn't include her...she's the youngest, they seem tender about being left out of things!



okay...same goes for my older sister...

basically it's just my brothers and me that got the cheeks...totally unfair(And is yet another reason why I have EVERY right to envy them)!

My Youngest brother, I have no picture of, but he MOST definitely has the cheeks...he was getting married this day and was understandbly absent from my picture taking mayhem!

But I had this naive idea that I was creating my children...helping out...doing the work...that I could request small favors in the making/creating of these children.

I asked this one small, itty-bitty, thing...

for my kids to NOT have my cheeks.

That's all...

I wasn't asking much. I even OKAY'D the spattering of freckle's...I believe in giving and taking.

Well the older my son gets...the more I realize...HEY!--nobody listened to me-- it's SHOCKING, and illogically why wouldn't my request be granted? Why do GENETICS always have to come into play?


How do I KNOW nobody listened to my plea/request? Look below...


The boy MOST DEFINITELY has my cheeks!

Is there anything YOUR child got from you that you had hoped they wouldn't?


Hop on over to Candid Carrie's and see other Friday Foto Finish Fiesta's...then add your to the fun!


Love,

Shelle


P.S. See where my husband was?

Gosh I love that man!!!

35 comments:

Andrea said...

Well, for chipmunk cheeks, I wouldn't worry. You have some good looking brothers! and your son - you'll be beating girls away with a stick.
I think you look very pretty, nothing chipmunk like at all. Unless you have the tail, that simply wasn't pictured and then I'd have to change my opinion a bit. You'd then be furry and pretty ;)

Kritta22 said...

I love your cheeks. Really I do! And the dimples just make them even more wonderful! I agree with Andrea, I don't think any one of you looks like a chipmunk.
Connor got Chris' HUGE head. (It was small at birth, so that's what really mattered.) But I went and bought him a hat for the winter last week, knowing he has a big head I bought a 3t hat. We try it on and it's too small...it barely covers his ears!! He is 17 months old! Poor kid. His daddy gets made fun of all the time. He just tells him his brain is better but they aren't buying it! :)

binks said...

STOP! You are adorable!
You don't have chipmunk cheeks (and I don't think I saw a tail).
You have dimples and blazing blue eyes. Everyone should be jealous.
This was just your pathetic attempt at more compliments isn't it? LOL
(Dr. Binks can see right through you)
That MSM - he's a keeper!

Kritta22 said...

PS you didn't answer my question from yesterday....when are you making your blog into it's own site? What are your thoughts? I NEED to know this stuff like within the next few days!!

Susie said...

Great looking family...cheeks and all:-)

Annette Lyon said...

I'm SO with you--I've got the cheeks in a big way, and other people just don't get it. I've had people see pictures of me, then meet me in person and think I've lost weight because my big cheeks make them think I must be fat. Cuuuute. But hey--on the up side, you have a chin. My cheeks go all the way down, so no chin. Instead, it's chipmunk cheeks on steroids.

georgie said...

LOL LOVE the pic of your husband!

lilest been got my crooked toes and I know it's NOT a BIG deal but i hated my feet and now my baby has the same toes-

other then that NONE of my beans even look like me....I was merely a host

Nik said...

I think ya'll are all cute!! Great pictures - and great heritage. :>

Amanda said...

That top picture of your brother... you could throw some make-up and a wig on him and it would be you. I'm thinking the cheeks are working. If you know what I mean.

I don't really mean anything besides you guys are cute. I just think it is funny to say that. You can make anything sound naughty.

BoufMom9 said...

Well, I haven't a clue what you're talking about! You're just beautiful and your cheeks are just adorable (as are your brothers'and son!)

Sadly, my husband has passed on ugly feet to our kids and I pray they don't get my nose. LOL

Happy FFF!

Kristina P. said...

Oh, Shelle, your chipmunk cheeks have nothing on mine. Our family is the eptiome of chipmunk cheeks. We have the roundest faces, with these little bulbs of cheeks when we smile. Delightful.

You are gorgeous!

Untypically Jia said...

Too, too cute! Cheeks included!

Marie said...

I would have to ditto the comments above. You have a great face and cheeks that are accented by cute dimples.

And don't worry about your son...as he grows up and leans out you may see his cheeks begin to shrink in comparison to the chipmunk of your worst nightmares!

The Wright Family said...

Hey ... keep me out of this conversation!!! lol!

Denise said...

Awwww! I wouldn't even notice it if you hadn't brought it up! You are beautiful!

My daughter has HUGE chipmunk cheeks! I just LOVE them! :)

The Crash Test Dummy said...

i love your cute little chipmunk cheeks. Your whole family is cute, including your son and your hubby, especially when he has kids hanging all over him. That's pretty sexy. ;)

Barbaloot said...

Those are great cheeks! They are serious contributors to having a baby face which is awesome as you get older...cuz everyone thinks you look so young:)
Also, yes-we fully are twins. And I'm pretty sure it makes me lots cooler having someone like you for a twin.:)

Jen B. said...

Great photos! You've got a beautiful family... cheeks & all! I wish I could say my girls got something, ANYTHING from me, but sadly they have nothing from me. They're totally identical to their daddy. :(

J'Ollie Primitives said...

Your family is gorgeous. Cheeks and all :)
My daughter inherited my sister's good looks. I KNOW that kid was in MY oven, I do NOT know how she came out looking like her auntie. 'tis a mystery....

McEwens said...

I think your cheeks are cute!

This Mom said...

Girlfreind you SOOOO don't have chipmunk cheeks.

I live in some so I am an expert. My face and cheeks are so round I am like a circle. Man I reall wish I could lose that 40 pounds then MAYBE I wouldn't look so round

Rick said...

So you came from a family of chipmunks. That ain't bad. There are worst things in life.

Want a peanut?

Aleta said...

You are beautiful! I wouldn't call it chipmunk cheeks and if so, many people would like to have them. You have a lovely family.

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Ditto what everyone else said ... you are a beautiful gal. And the "chipmunk cheeks" look cute to me.

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

I'm so not seeing the chipmunk cheeks...I'ms seeing HIGH cheek bones that are BEAUTIFUL!
All the pictures are adorable!
And my kids inherited the "fat" gene! They got it from me!

Rance Wright said...

Rachelle, One of these individuals above(AMANDA) referenced that if I had a wig on and make-up I would be you..hahaha...kill!

Love you, miss you!
Rance

Mikki said...

But, you're gorgeous!!! So, I'm afraid I have little sympathy for you. LOL
Yep, what you have are high cheek bones, and don't you know, most people would kill for those.
My poor girls got my odd shaped face. So sad.

Alyson (New England Living) said...

I was just about to say what Barbaloot said. Those cheeks WILL keep you younger looking longer. Plus, you're hot! And those cheeks don't detract from that.

I think 3 of my 4 kids inherited my nose. I always hated my nose. Oh, and my oldest daughter inherited my eye-roll. She's always rolling her eyes just like I did to my parents! Gotta love it!

Susan said...

My girls got my ass. It is just not good. I am determined to give them positive body image lessons as they grow up stressing the importance of "luscious pear shapes". And later I will remind them how many a man love a "full ass". I think I'll wait for that one though...they're only 6 and 8 right now... sigh...

John Deere Mom said...

You are super adorable...love the chipmunk cheeks! And your brothers and hubby aren't too hard on the eyes either! ;)

PJ - Our life said...

Hey! We are not getting old just our kids are!!

I don't see chipmunk cheeks just beautiful ones!!

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Hey your blog is great :)

Mother Goose said...

you are all absolutely stunning!

Emily Anne Leyland ( Art-n-Sewl) said...

Girl...you crazzzzy! You are so dang beautiful and your son is flippin adorable!! Love those cheeks. Embrace them. I HATED my big lips growing up. I wished for a lip liposuction every year from Santa.( no joke) Now- I LOVE them. They are killer, if I do say so myself. Sometimes we are too hard on ourselves. You are gorgeous hon ;)

Stodds Crew said...

I may not have the cheeks, but the face goes on and on and on and on!!!! love ya

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