It started as a joke. Anna was trying to get back more serious about photography and decided she needed some sort project to work on. Halloween was there and suddenly she had an occasion to document. I think they went to the salt flats- notorious for oh-so-serious family pictures that adorn Christmas cards.
I haven't been to every Halloween photo shoot, only a couple. And Buck noted this year that it has become more of a family picture occasion. Anna likes how it has evolved, but there are still traditions. Buck wears a mask every year. We still go to Denny's after. Everyone has fun.
I might have taken this year a little too seriously. I LOVED our family photo last year and was determined to recreate something just as awesome. I spent an embarrassing amount of time on our costumes and when Ruthie didn't keep her hat on, I kind of (really did) turn into the Mistress of Evil I was dressed as. I have since calmed down and now every photo is funny to me.
Of course, Prince Phillip saved the day and now I'm obsessed with these photos. Georgia pretends Scott is her prince every day. This was like her dream come true. I mean, without all of the "Daddy will always be her Prince" sappiness, you should have seen the look on her face when Scott got in his costume. He might as well have been riding a freaking white horse.
Scott and I have been laughing at how we are "inflated" versions of our characters. We are what they would have looked like had the Disney animators spilled a drop of water over their sketches! Meanwhile, Georgia looked as perfect as, well, a princess.
And Ruthie DID look adorable as she showed determination to not wear her hat… and immense pride when she took it off.
In the end, we looked pretty good and I got the photo I wanted. Thanks for another great year, Anna.