I failed to get a family portrait in April. I was REALLY bummed to miss last month, but BSD was gone unexpectedly for the last few days of April when I planned to take the picture.
Lesson to be learned? Take the picture EARLY in the month.
Lesson I learned? Wait until the last minute.
Then force everyone to cooperate.
Bribe them if you have to.
During the last minutes of daylight.
On the last day that you'll all be together.
For the rest of the month.
Then deal with the fact that you look like a behemoth in that shirt.
That you thought looked cute.
Until you sat down.