This pic should be familiar to you by now, but maybe you've never seen the whole thing? It's definitely a tribute to my mom that, as a 3 year old (?), she had me in such a pristine, combed, and neatly dressed state on Christmas morning with no doubt, a turkey in the oven, 6 children to feed, a house to clean and decorate, and presents to wrap.
When I first posted this pic a few years ago, I remembered how odd it was to grow up with dark hair and dark eyes and be surrounded by baby dolls with blonde hair and blue eyes. I remembered actually thinking something was wrong with my face as a pre-teen and teenager because, in looking through the fashion magazines and watching television, I never saw someone who looked like me. I'm so glad that our role models come in every color and ethnicity now.
Happy Friday to you all!