We got an email today from Chris’ mom about doing family Christmas pictures while we’re up in Redlands for Thanksgiving. That of course led to me reminding Chris we need to do our own Christmas pics. Which led to the following conversation:

C: “Everybody wants Christmas pictures from me!”
J: “Well, I don’t want it to be like last year where I looked like crap just because we ran out of time and happened to find a wild field at sunset after a family shoot.”
C: “That’s not my fault. You should be prepared at all times for Christmas photos.”
Touche. From here until December 25, I’ll be glamming it up on a daily basis.
Flashback to last year’s “just-finished-a-shoot-and-hey!-look-there’s-a-cool-field” last minute photo shoot.
And for those of you who are noticing that it’s been almost two months since my last post, yes, I am still alive. Teaching 8th grade Algebra is literally taking up all of my time. Between lesson planning, and making instructional videos, and grading, and inputting grades, and creating tests and bellwarmers and interesting activities, I think I’m just lucky to be able to sleep. First years at a new school are the worst. Fortunately, my co-workers are all great and encouraging.