March 11, 2007
It was an interesting social experiment, having the family come together for a group portrait. My mother said Jim should paint us but no one was willing to wait around for that. Supposedly when he was in grad school he could paint fine art but now all he makes is squiggly landscapes. Anyway, we finally voted on a photographer that was thrifty but decent. Frankly, I could have taken the picture but there’s something about hiring an outsider that makes it seem official. Carol wouldn’t stand next to her mom and Rick made sure to be by his. Say cheese.