It has been a long time since we scheduled a family portrait for the four of us. Actually, with the exception of the quick one we had made earlier in the year with John's family, the last family picture we had taken only included 3 of us...at the time we had the picture taken in November 2003, we had yet to find out if Ella was going to be a boy or a girl! So we decided it was time to have a new portrait done of our "bigger" family. Of course the fact that Ella now questions why she is not in the picture hanging in the hallway was also a little push to have a new one made. :-)
So we made an appointment for Monday at 6:30. I hoped that we would make it in before the big Christmas rush...I was wrong. It was packed!