I'm late with this this year. Usually we go up flying for our annual picture in late May, (I can tell because in the first one I have Star Party tickets sticking out of my pocket!) but this year just got away from us so I'm just now posting our annual picture.
But let's start at the beginning! Allison and I would go up flying quite a bit and I like to think we invented the selfie, cuz I'd hold the old film camera out and get our picture. Back then, you didn't know if you got a good picture or not until you got it developed.
And here we go, starting in 1997 when she was 5!
2002 is one of my favorites because I can tell exactly where we are: over Big Island on Lake Minnetonka.
2005 is the year Allison doesn't like because she was in her grubby phase. I think she looks adorable!
2018 and she'd just gotten engaged!
You guessed it, 2020. We actually didn't go up that year because she was about 7 months pregnant so we took this picture on the ground.
And the latest! 2022! Ava wasn't sure what was going on but we wanted her in the picture. Allison is pregnant again so we stayed on the ground for this one.
These flights are some of my favorite memories with Allison. If you have kids, I really recommend doing something like this with you and them. It doesn't have to be exciting, just a picture of you with them at the same place every year. Maybe a park or a playground or your house if you think you'll live there for a very long time.
Thanks for looking!
I love you Allison!