i am about to share with you a real gem.
this is the stuff awkward family photos are made of.
this is my family circa 1978.
first we will touch right upon the obvious. me. bottom left. THANK GAWD i grew up. in my defense, annie was super popular and i was a fan. that's all i will say because i think we can all agree sometimes words just don't need to be spoken. i also think i worked the tooth gap before madonna in a serious serious way. soak it up people.
next, let's talk about why my sister tammy (directly behind me) has that weirdo look on her face? did she suck on a lemon? no, she was probably pinning a sign on my back that said, "the sun will come out...tomorrow!" either way, way to work the center part feather 'em back tam!
let's move on to my mom. pat. pat is a woman who had her bathroom built to look like it was a showgirls backstage dressing room. not kidding. complete with the big round vanity bulbs running across the top and down both sides of the fully mirrored wall. this made it perfect for her to achieve the flawless photo finish make up face that has carried her through life. oh, p.s., i had NEVER seen my mom without a full face of make-up while growing up.
there isn't much to dive into as far as my dad's polyester suit and the clearly "thrilled to be here" facial expression, or my brothers mary lou retton hairdo nor my eldest sisters fashion glasses.
of course we brought our dog to the family photo sesh.
his name was pickles. he was a biter. i hated that dog.
my mom knit that sweater he is wearing. my mom also made me and my sisters little house on the prairie attire.
this is us.
i think this will forever be my favorite photo of the olsen family.