This photo is not as it appears. The best we could do on the actual photo day was to have two of our daughters at home ... the eldest was at work. I took a TON of shots that afternon using the camera's timer, trying to get four humans and three animals to look their best all at the same time. I left a space in the composition (and the camera set on the tripod in the middle of the room) to photograph the missing daughter the next day. A bit of photoshop magic to add her in, and a few replacement heads to correct weird expressions, and we had a totally charming, totally fictitious view of our family in 2000.
I hope all of you have a wonderful Sunday! The Husband and I are heading out in a few minutes, to trade plants and have lunch with friends in Maryland. I've been looking forward to this all week!