Meet the Allreds

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Dear Reader,

What do I want to tell you about my family? What is it that I really want you to know about us? In this day and age getting to know someone – truly know them, is no easy task. Especially through social media, the opportunity to become acquainted with someone’s authentic, flawed self is near to impossible. Just like in these photographs, we spend time obsessing about image. I went shopping for matching outfits the weekend before. I wore more makeup than Kim Kardashian did at the Met Gala. I brought lollipops to keep the kids happy, (which thanks to our amazing photographer were photo-shopped out) just to give the impression that they were calm and happy for the entire hour and a half that we stood in the sun and posed.

These are beautiful photos. I will always enjoy them, but not just because of the aesthetic, but because of the memories I have from that day. But this not us…

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