In August I bought bright-colored sundresses for all the girls and bold colored polo shirts for the boys for our family photo. I thought I’d haul everyone to a local garden and get some great shots of the family. Now it is late October, it was 39 degrees and a picture of our family huddling together with windblown hair is not the look I’m going for. I tried. I really tried to find a day where everyone was first of all home and second of all not in a foul mood (do you have family photos that bring back bad memories of photo day, like when your kid made a stink about wearing something you picked out) again not what I was going for here. So as of today we haven’t taken a family photo. I know there is some time before Christmas cards need to go out but my “Happy Garden Family” may have to be only a dream. Our Christmas card may be a picture of all of us eating pizza on a Wednesday night. Reality I guess.