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Monday, February 28, 2011

A new format for the blog

Because I am really good at thinking up blog posts and writing them in my head.

Because I am really bad at actually posting them.

I have a new idea that I stole from another blogger (I deny credit where credit is to be denied)...sharing a photo every day!!

Here's the first one:

This is my favorite picture of my parents. It was taken on my wedding day, three and a half years ago. I have a formal portrait of my folks that hangs in my office at work. But this one I keep for me. I love it. The photographer just told my folks to put their arms around each other. My dad replied, "We used to be able to do that." in his very dry but oh-so-funny sense of humor. That sent us all to laughing, as you can see.

And if you look really close, you can see where my dad is missing a tooth on the side of his jaw. Do you know how to tell if Dad thinks something is really funny? He'll laugh so hard you can see the missing spot. That's how you know.

I miss my parents terribly. I know it's so much better for them to be south for the winter (especially the last few), but I still miss them. I miss playing games like Hearts or Aggravation. I miss putting together a puzzle. I miss watching basketball. I miss talking to them and I miss them playing with my kids.

Do you have a favorite photo of your parents? Is it formal or candid? Or formally candid?