So the (maiden name)'s have a history of fun family portraits. Every year since my second bro was born, we've had a family portrait. Of course, when your dad is a nationally recognized theater teacher, they are not your standard solid, matching colored shirt and jeans.
No, (maiden name) portraits feature all of my ugly childhood glory in a grass skirt, kimono, safari outfit, mexican twirl skirt, and many more. I didn't figure out that wearing matching costumes was unusual for family portraits until I turned about twelve.
For the past five years or so we have abstained from traditional costumes in favor of the wedding variety. Now there are four grandkids in the picture and my papa asked if we wanted to go typical LDS, or try and have the next generation of progeny convinced that costumes were normal.
And so for those of you wondering why I was scouring facebook for a fairytale costume last minute, I present to you the (Maiden Name)s
P.S. We're Jack and Jill. And I wore that dress in my fifth grade play at 10 years old, junior miss at 17, and at 24! John's response to this fact: "You were a scary 10 year old."
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