A Pile Of Mulch

September 23rd, 2011

A Pile Of Mulch - Engagement

“This is a photo of me and my husband when we were dating. Caleb and his twin brother spent the summer living with my family while we (including another sister) worked at a camp. On one gloriously restful weekend, Caleb and I, already dressed in weird brown matching outfits, somehow ended up posing with a huge pile of mulch that my dad was getting ready to use in the backyard.”

(submitted by Molly)

58 Responses to “A Pile Of Mulch”

  1. Sammy says:

    But they match the trees behind them more than they do the mulch… Before I read the back story I honestly assumed that’s what they were talking about. She’s in line with the light brown tree and he’s in line with the darker brown tree.

  2. Marlon says:

    You Have Got To Come Over And See The Gophers At The New House !

  3. Rominey says:

    What an exciting couple.

  4. Silfax says:

    Mulch ado about nothing

  5. Snowrider says:

    I can’t believe that NOBODY has made any referance to “Close Encounters”. Now that would have been funny!

  6. AndrewT says:

    I love looking at dirty photos of couples on the internet.

  7. Texas says:

    Got mulch? LOL. The brown mulch and the brown clothes …that’s a bit funny…but the comments – they’re a LOT funnier….and you just gotta love Maureen… Thanks.

  8. It's me! Dee!! says:

    At the very least, they have color co-ordinated their outfits and I give them a 10 out of 10 for matching their pile of mulch.

  9. Mick says:

    Mulch. Not awkward. Next.

    • Mulch says:

      You come off as if the internet is here to entertain you exlusively..
      Just wanna let you know, you’re not required to comment when you don’t enjoy the content 😉

  10. Pat says:

    Oh yeah, you blend!

  11. bluebeetle says:

    I can dig it!

  12. Bethany says:

    Yes, I used to work with Caleb! Good work, man. Good work. 🙂

  13. Maria says:

    I don’t think it’s awkward. I think it looks like two healthy young people who aren’t opposed to some physical labor. Their home; area looks beautiful.

  14. Franklin says:

    I know them!!! 😀 well done. Very colorful

  15. Blueskywoman says:

    Maureen, you are so lucky to have everyone explaining the joke to you. Jokes are always SO much better that way.

  16. Lulu says:

    May their love blossom and grow.

  17. Bobbie says:

    I love the SNOW shovel laying against the mulch.

  18. charlie says:

    What’s GOING to be awkward, is shoveling the mulch with that snow shovel – unless the mulch is very very dry.

  19. Joyce says:

    I love how everything is so centered. The tree is growing up right between them, and not only the mulch but the neighbors garage is right in the center. And anyone who can’t get excited over a pile of mulch that big and beautiful isn’t a gardener.

  20. SkottieG says:

    “Hi! We’re the Browns!”

  21. emcd says:

    This was the photo for their Earth Day card.

  22. dpittman70 says:

    It’s interesting how theyre wearing brown colored clothing in front of a pile of dirt.

  23. Pondering Tim says:

    Her: What’s up with you?
    Him: Not mulch.

  24. Caleb Harper says:

    It’s really weird to come to awkwardfamilyphotos.com for some laughs, only to see your picture at the top.

  25. senora_jennifer says:

    I wonder where their wedding registry was?

  26. rigidthree says:

    It seems as if their running out of ideas for the backscreens at the Olan Mills studios these days….

  27. Cynthia says:

    Is there a backstory?

  28. Maureen says:

    Where’s the awkward?

    • cocamojoe says:

      You’re as obnoxious as those who cry “Photoshopped!” at almost every picture.

      Now that I have that out of my system, let me just say that if you don’t find a photograph of an attractive couple in front of what is likely a mix of dead leaves and cow dung awkward, then there is no hope for you. You simply haven’t a sense-of-humour.

      • Maureen says:

        I wasn’t being obnoxious. They’re an attractive couple getting ready to do yard work. If they were standing in front of a pile of dirty clothes then we could assume they were going to do laundry. Do attractive people not do dirty work?

      • Brittani says:

        Yes, my first thought was “What a cute, good-looking couple!” It’s rare you get perfectly-normal looking folks in such a hilarious picture. The awkward usually stems from dated hair, clothe,s or glasses. In this case, it’s the pile of dirt that makes it great.

      • Scott says:

        I am stunned and saddened to learn that there is no hope for me. At least I can take some comfort in knowing I’m not half as obnoxious as cocamojoe…

    • CarrieM says:

      In the pile behind the couple.

    • melinda says:

      I had the same question as Maureen…I mean if it was a professional photo it would be odd/awkward but its just a normal everyday picture of a couple taken outside. I kept looking in the background for copulating dogs or something odd…

Leave a Reply

View Mobile Site
spread the awkwardness