after we had kirby, my siblings gifted us with a family photography session. during those photos, andy came up with the idea for us to lay on each others' shoulders (like we used to do to have long talks when we were dating). then, he mused, we could add each new kid to the picture and have a growing family chronology. from that time, this photo has become our tradition. first capturing our expanding family, but now a yearly reminder of how each person is changing.