But since Max wasn’t going to be at Bear Lake with us this year (sadness), we opted for family pictures in South Carolina.
It goes without saying that I’m sentimental and a little bit crazy, but every time I clean out closets and find the clothes we wore in these pictures back forever ago I can’t quite throw them away:
That picture has been hanging in our living room for years so it has kind of become enveloped in who we are.
Dagger in the heart that she has grown up so much!
I think one of my girls gave me the idea that we should rein-act that photo one summer at the lake to show how much everyone has grown over the years.
So I brought all those clothes last summer with the best of intentions to do it, just for kicks.
But it was windy as all get-out that day and I could see there was no way in Heaven I was going to talk my kids into an outfit-change. (Those pictures are in this post back HERE). So everyone dutifully promised they would be great sports about it next year (which is this year now). They thought they were off the hook since Max wasn’t going to be at Bear Lake.
Until I pulled out those old clothes in South Carolina. (I’m telling you, I’m a piece of work.:)
But despite my ideas to switch around the outfits and improvise different similar colored outfits for some of the kids, it just wasn’t going to happen.
So we just did normal old pictures with whatever blue motif we could pull out of our luggage.
Just for me, everyone posed in the same poses as we did in that old picture. Here’s the new, blue variety:
(Lucy took her job of looking at Claire very seriously.)
And just for comparison, here’s the old one again:
Oh man, I sure love this family of mine.