Our daughter, Nicole, is having her senior pictures taken today. Ahhh how well I remember senior picture day. No, not really that well. I drove myself downtown, took out my two outfits and went in for the shoot. I think I was done in less than an hour and we were able to choose from about four different poses....all head/shoulder shots, all indoors. Yeah, here it is, it's the picture of me on the right. (I had this made for our anniversary last year--both of us at 17):So you wonder why on earth is she posting garage sale pictures on this post now? Ha! These are the changes of clothing for the indoor/outdoor shoot:
your namesake, Gi!) and she's Niki's. All three kids have their own cats. Cody's is Boo...he's black. Alex's is Jack-O-Lantern (Jack) and he's orange. Halloween is about my favorite time of year, can you tell? I don't buy into the evil religous arguments--I say if my kids have a good time dressing as characters scary or funny, grab a bag and hit the hood for a bunch of loot, have at it! It's just fun!
Got the letter today about senior ads in the yearbook too. They start at $50 for 1/8 page and one photo. $100 for 1/4 page and two photos, $200 1/2 page, $400 full page. John started to put the hammer down...he is right, it's rediculous and almost unaffordable to have a senior. And I know well there are many girls in this town who will not be able to afford the senior pictures and will have to go with the school headshots they will take. And I know for sure there will be parents who simply cannot do the ads. We really shouldn't be doing them either, we've been slammed lately with this kind of stuff.
But then I remind John that our daughter has been through it. I've touched on it off and on in my posts, and maybe will again later, but not now. Just know that this girl has been through excruciating pain throughout her high school days...kids, especially girls, just do not know what they do. I have to believe this. Because if I didn't, then I'd have little faith in human nature. So..I remind John that this is about the last thing we can do to lift her up, cheer her on, in high school. I think we'll swing a 1/4 page ad. Because she WILL get through her senior year and when she does, we will be thankful to God and proud of her like none other!
Senior pictures, check. Senior ad, check. Senior ring, got one. Senior trip, doubt it. Senior moments--I'm starting to have a few.