While compiling the photos for the 2012 Christmas slide show, I came across a few that were too good to get lost in a slide show.
The first series celebrates one of the most important facets of the holiday season - gathering together with family and basking in the love. There are few bonds as special as the one shared between sisters. Merryn and Josie have a beautiful rapport that is enhanced by the fact that they are so close in age and have many common interests; like Poke-a-Dot books:
* I'm going to start by apologizing for the blurriness plaguing the following sequence of photos. It's hard to get a sharp image when the photographer is wetting her pants with laughter.
Perhaps the brightest part (literally) of Christmas 2012 was when Mama Hop emerged ready for
a night of clubbing in Vegas mass, in this sequin explosion:
You never know what you're going to find while shopping at Liberace's garage sale. Mama Hop was so excited about these dazzling duds that she purchased the top in an XL because that was the only one they had left. I immediately requested that she pose for a photo so that her unparalleled panache would be forever preserved.
Leanne, however, was not impressed by Mama Hop's swagger, so she stepped in to offer some expert coaching:
While Leanne makes it look easy, Mama Hop soon discovered that creating the perfect photo op is anything but. It requires skill, focus, concentration, and lots of practice.
Lots and LOTS of practice!
There is no doubt that if this dog biscuit empire ever folds, Leanne has a real future as a modeling coach.
Mama Hop, however, may have to find another line of work.