.......for making a childhood dream/fantasy of mine come true.
as a young girl/teenager, every time we went to lagoon (translation: white-trash disneyland) i used to beg, BEG for my mom to have our family's picture taken at the pioneer photo gallery--
you got to dress up in costumes from the old west and take reproduction photos.
sadly, my mom always said "no."
happily, this past vacation, my "dad" (translation: russ) said "YES!!!"
our bff's, jody, jared, & family were there to share in the joy that i felt had been missing in my life for all of these years:
when we decided to go for it, we told the woman in charge that we wanted the MAXIMUM AMOUNT OF DEBAUCHERY in the photo.
we listed the aspects absolutely vital to this photo:
1. guns and ammo.
3. illegal moonshine straight from the still.
5. loose women.
i think we were able to capture all of the above elements nicely-----
and one last closeup for the grandparents on the mission: ( my parents have NEVER been more proud!)
i can say now, honestly, that i feel complete.
i am already planning on us doing THIS for our next photographic experience at lagoon:
**the only thing missing in these photos was kaitlyn--
she was unable to attend the photo shoot due to excessive water weenie usage: