Lindsey, our 15 year old daughter, tells us we’re cool, but I think any time we pull off being cool, it is completely by accident. :) Our goofiness is fun, though — or at least, we think so! One of the sometimes goofy things we do is re-create old photos or art. A few weeks ago, we recruited Lindsey to play model in re-creating “Girl with a Pearl Earring” by Johannes Vermeer:
Last week, I talked Ken into posing as Fred Astaire. He is a great dancer, but doesn’t typically wear a top hat when we go dancing. ;) The story behind this top hat is fantastic: the mom of one of our upcoming brides read on facebook that we were looking for a top hat for a photo, so she volunteered to send us — from Florida — the top hat her grandfather wore in his 1912 wedding! How fantastic is that!?! Here’s Ken as Fred Astaire:
And then, because we wanted one of these with both of us in it, we chose an old Hollywood favorite: a Gone With the Wind movie poster. The not laughing was the hardest part. Especially with Ken’s penciled-on mustache and the kids giggling as they watched us.
We’ve got one of these in mind for Kathryn to do soon, and my mom. I’m still looking for one to suit Brandon. And Lindsey has a beautiful, funny, red-headed friend who says she’ll pose for one of these, and I have the perfect one in mind for her! I think Ken could do a Frank Sinatra, too. Suggestions welcome — these are so fun for us!