OK, I think I've ridden the crazy train to the end of line as far as mocking Christmas form letters. As far as 2009, I would just like to commemorate the greatest portrait sitting in the history of the world. One that I expected never to be topped, and in fact was not at this year's. But you'll see what I mean in a few more days.
For now, behold our masterwork from one year ago:
Now that I think of it, I should have just used some of last year's shots for this year's card. Audrey hasn't changed that much. If I were more talented, I could have photo-shopped a new outfit on her and voila. Or viola, as my friend Aimee likes to say. To which I say "Don't call me Viola". But I digress.
Do I continue with the portrait sittings to try to have some semblance of normalcy in my life? So that stupid people will think "It sure doesn't look like anything's wrong with her"? There could be some of that, but I honestly think that I would be this crazy if she was a typical kid.
I love dressing her. I love getting a picture of her that shows how cute she is...that shows the beautiful little girl that I see when we are goofing around and I'm making her laugh. I've been trying to freeze time for over 6 years now when I look into those big, brown, laughing eyes. But she keeps defying me by continuing to grow up. At least I'll have these pictures to look back on if my memory ever fails me.