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Autumn Through the Years

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In the Fall of 2005, Hub, Bud, Lucy and I took an impromptu trip to Letchworth State Par. Hub and I had been going for years, usually around my birthday, and we just needed to get out of the house that day. Hub happened to take Bud’s photo on some stairs. The next year we happened upon the same stairs (not an easy feat…this park is GIGANTIC), and took a photo of Bud and Lucy together. And just like that, a tradition was born. We’ve taken the kids’ photos every year in October since 2005. It has been 40 degrees, and it has been 80 degrees. In 2008, Bud and Lucy dropped poor baby Liv on her head (stellar parenting having a 3 and 4 year old hold a 3-month-old on a set of stone stairs). Liv refused to cooperate in 2009—I think to get back at us. I love how each year, things change but they also stay the same.

Some of you have seen these all before (minus 2011, of course). I know; but I can’t help myself. Here are the photos:








8 responses »

  1. I. Love. This. (Also how awesome are those stairs? Very awesome.)

  2. *Happy Sigh* Aren't your kids just so cute? Yes, yes they are.

  3. You need to do this forever. Tell your children I said so.

  4. What a great idea! And what sweet pictures!!!

  5. This is amazing! I love these pictures and what a great family tradition.

  6. I LOVE picture traditions like this. The "stellar parenting" part made me laugh because I have let Adriana hold my Lucy in precarious places for the sake of a picture as well 🙂

  7. That last picture can NOT be right! Those kids are all grown up!(Still…they are adorable children.)

  8. Where does the time go…………?Paprika


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