The holiday season is always a super busy time in our house, but this year it has been even more so.  For Thanksgiving last week, we actually had both sides of our family in town, which was really wonderful, but a little chaotic!  My brother and his family, as well as my parents flew in from the mainland.  And, my husband has 3 older sisters – his oldest lives just down the street, but the other 2 live in the Bay Area.  They also flew in for the holiday.  My kids had such a blast with all their cousins.  Even Arya, who is only 2, was running around with everyone.  I thought it would be great to get family pics done since everyone was in one place.  But, since my brother was leaving Friday morning and Jeff’s side wasn’t getting in until late Wed night, that meant 2 separate photo shoots.  My husband was less than thrilled with this prospect, since he really doesn’t like posing for pictures, though he is always super glad that we did them after the fact.

So, on Wednesday, my good friend Daphne Hargrove, an amazingly talented photographer came over to shoot my side of the family.  I’ll start with our “after picture”.  Pretty much everything that could go wrong, did.  We just took the pics in our backyard and of course it rained.  Then my oldest son got stung by a bee on his foot.  Then, my middle son fell over backwards after standing on the chair we were using for the pics.  We bribed everyone with candy/chocolate which pretty much showed up in each picture.  I posted this on FB and everyone wanted me to use this as our Christmas card, so we did!

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But, despite all of that, we did get some cute ones of the kids.

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Arya with her cousin, Kiran. She looks like she’s barely tolerating his sweet kiss.

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And then a group shot of Jeff’s side of the family.  I’m so short and everyone in his family is so nice and tall, so I had to wear really tall heels so that I wouldn’t look a foot shorter than everyone else.
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And then a fun one with Jeff’s side of the family.  I saw this idea on pinterest so I cut these signs last year and everyone wrote their names on it.

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Have you ever wondered what you would look like wearing new model frames you see online? If you are interested in Silhouette frames, well, you can after with Silhouette iMirror, you can experience how Silhouette eyewear would look on your face- anywhere and any time you like. Due to the advanced Augmented Reality video technology you are free to move around like you are in front of a real mirror, while wearing a pair of Silhouette frames, hence, the name “Silhouette iMirror.” If you are using a mobile device such as phone or tablet with a front facing camera, it is the perfect tool for this task.  There is a large selection of rimless and sunglass frames to choose from.  Sihouette frames are one of our most popular frames in our Optical shop.  Several of my relatives wear them and love their lightweight comfort.  My brother-in-law even told me that he settled in for an 18 hour flight and took a nap with his Silhouette glasses on and they were so light, when he woke up, he forgot he even had them on and wondered why he could see!

 

Here is how to use the app:

  1. You can find the app in your app store such as iTunes under Silhouette iMirror. Download the app.  It should be free.

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  1. Take a picture of your face.

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  1. Three labels with appear, match your right, left eye and ear with the crosses.

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  1. A default frame will appear, click change frame on the bottom of the screen

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  1. A board of frames will appear on the right side of the screen; from there you can select any frame you like to try on. Also on the side of the screen, there is a menu of colors and various lens shapes.

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After you are done trying on the different styles, you can save your picture in your album or share on social media.

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It’s the best way to preselect a frame before going to an optician to order them. As soon as you find the perfect Silhouette frame with the app, come on down to our optical and our opticians will  help you find the matching shape of the picture.

Pictures source: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/silhouette-imirror/id337239568?mt=8

 

 

 

 

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