Because of their geographical locations in 2014, believe it or not, I have one ... count ONE ... photo of my children together: goofing around in the pool wearing swimming goggles and straw hats. The shot is over-bleached from the sun on a hot August afternoon.
Since the children are likely sending out their own holiday cards this year, do I continue to add their names to our card? What is the metamorphosis from "Bonni & Andrew" to "Bonni, Andrew & David" to "Bonni, Andrew, David & Annaclaire" to "The Brodnick Family" and back to "Bonni & Andrew"?
Feeling forlorn, I went ahead and ordered my 2014 card:
The next morning, daylight brought clarity. We are still "Bonni, Andrew, David & Annaclaire." I called the card company and revised the copy. While the kiddos won't appear on this year's card, we are still family.
Stay tuned to Holiday Card 2015. Hopefully we'll get a great shot of the children together again on one coast.