Wednesday, October 01, 2008

This Year's Beauty

I love love love school pictures. I don't know why. They are always so goofy and so ineffective at capturing the essence of a person. I don't think there is a single good school picture of me in the entire set of 12, yet I love looking back at the old ones and wincing. And yet, there is just something about this that makes me want to smile all day long:

Maybe it is the ponytails or the way her hair is wild even though I literally just fixed it...or it could have something to do with the smile and the look of "I can't wait to see what is in store for me today"...perhaps it has something to do with the fact that she was trying so hard to please everyone and be such a good smiler. All I know is that I love it now and always will.


Kitty Brown said...

What a great picture! I love her excitement.

NOLAcathie said...

Her essence DOES come through in this picture.
I love her sweetness.

ummmhello said...

That's a smile that says SO MUCH about her :) We all hate out school pictures, but now he know why our parents treasured them!

Scarlet said...

Totally presh!