for about the past 8 or so years i’ve used my oldest sibling power to force the younger ones to take a picture on Thanksgiving. 2011 was plaid themed. which i find ridiculously adorable. it’s funny to me that none of these clothes were bought for this picture. we own and wear all of these items on a regular basis. well, Ethan’s shirt was borrowed from Joel. and Kara’s dress is really her Christmas present. i let her wear it for the pictures and then she gave it back to me to wrap. ha! these pictures mean so much to me every year. i can’t really even imagine how much they will mean to all of us in about 50 years. makes my heart happy. this is the reason family pictures are so important. they mean a lot now, but as time passes, they will mean more than ever. Joel, Laura, Nick, Aaron, Ethan, Kara, and Christa… i love you all to the moon and back.
p.s. and duh i had to add a picture of Leela, our one eyed cat (any Futurama fans out there?) because she’s too cuuuuuute.