Meet Mabel – my adorable 11 year old sister. She is absolutely my “mini me” – and I just can’t believe she’s 11 already. I don’t get the chance to photograph her as much as I’d like, so when we decided to the photos for my parents Christmas Card – I was really excited. Can you believe this will be their first year doing a *photo* Christmas Card….and I’m a photographer? I think it’s wonderful when people choose locations and props that are unique and meaningful. We decided on a really special place, my grandparents farm/house in VA – and even more special, we were able to incorporate some pieces that were my grandfather’s. The most special of all being the tractor. I’m pretty sure that every one of us learned to drive on that tractor….going up and down the field all.day.long. I can still hear my grandfather reminding us NOT to turn around in the field and risk running over whatever happened to be planted at the time. It’s been years since I’ve driven that old tractor, and Mabel never had. She got her chance that day, and she’s pretty good at it too.