|After a lengthy
delay, we finally had formal family portraits taken for the first time since
1995. Here they are.
||The whole family, only one
print was made for hanging in the house, so if you want to see a better
copy you need to swing by and visit us. I promise you we won't mind
even if you forget to call ahead.
||At first we thought it
would be nice to have everyone get their own individual picture, and then
had great fears of how expensive that would get if we continued sprouting
little ones at our present rate. Instead, we compromised with a shot
of the ladies and gentlemen separately. Here, of course, is Wendi
and Genny, the beautiful ladies of the Billington household.
||And right on the heels of
the previous shot, probably the best ever picture taken of Jimmy.
And Johnny. And I guess I don't look too bad either, for an old
guy. I just really, really, really, really like this picture, and
never get tired of looking at it.
||Here is the 2000 Christmas
picture, not much more needs to be said, I guess. Noteworthy: Genny's favorite companion of the
moment, Silver the cat, can also be seen here.
||We tried out a dark and
light background for pictures of just the children, to see which would
contrast better with the dark blue we had everyone dressed up in.
Since having these done and spending a lot of time gazing at them, I
figure we could put our little ones in front of blazing orange and purple
backgrounds, or decorate around them with ketchup-covered chocolate bars,
and doggone it, those children would make anything beautiful. I
suppose I have a strong bias about this, but I simply do not ever get
tired of looking at these photos at work, they make me go home early
whenever I can.