My cousin Anne Marie wrote me a note asking why I wasn't wearing red? My first thought was because I'm the black sheep in the family. (Ha, black sheep!)
My second thought was to pull up the photo from last year and see what I was wearing. And low and behold, much to my dismay, everyone is wearing the same exact thing.
But! But ... the girls love their Santa dresses from last year and they still fit. And Gymboree was having a HUGE sale and I bought William a size up in his red corduroy shirt. And Henry fits in William's 3T corduroy shirt. Both of which match Charlie's red corduroy shirt. I'm in my one and only Christmas sweater which is so festive! And if you look REALLY CLOSELY, you'll see that this year Henry is wearing black corduroy slacks as opposed to black corduroy overalls.
Still, the outfits are pretty much identical.
Hopefully, no one holds on to pictures from years past to compare how people have changed. Because if they do - they'll immediately notice that our clothing is one thing that hasn't changed.
Although look - I did wear a RED sweater in 2007.
Why can't I just send out this picture every year?
I really don't see it getting any better than that.
Although this one is pretty good.
And this one, too.
What takes the tacky cake? Sending out the same picture every year - or wearing the same thing every year? Oh never mind. Don't answer that. Instead, would someone please send me a reminder in early December 2010 to wear something a little different than we've worn for the past (almost) three years in our holiday photo? You might even give the suggestion to do something REALLY crazy like take a picture without Santa.
Although, who remembers how well that went last time?
(That's my eye and eyebrow. To the far right.)
(Yet one more reason to move close to family. They tend to work better than a tripod.)
A post about our date night will be coming up soon. But first I must go do something called WORK. Which is necessary if one wants to eat. And have new clothes for holiday photos. Sometimes, it is so difficult to be responsible.